Hope that your
Sunday is going well so far and that you are starting to look forward to my
little chat dropping into your inbox. Personally, I'm really enjoying this channel to connect
with you on a regular basis and thanks so much to all of you who have taken the
time and trouble to reply to me. It's always great to hear from you.
HOWEVER...., if you are feeling that it's all a bit much, I won't be at all
offended if you unsubscribe (link at the bottom of this page). I would never
want to feel that I'm bothering you.
You'll still have access to the material at ELT-Training.com whenever
you want it, of course :)
Last week I asked
you to try recording one of your lessons and watching some of it back. I had
some great replies from people who tried this. Did you do it? Easy to put this
kind of thing off, but I promise it'll be interesting and useful if you do!
There's no time limit - have a go this week- record your class, watch back just
5-10 mins and see what surprises you!
So, what have I got
for you this week?
Talk on setting up ELT-Training
I had a busy time
last weekend with a talk on how I developed ELT-Training for EFLTalks ( you can see
the recording here). I'd say that if you're thinking about setting up your
own business (maybe just part-time, on-the-side, a bit of a hobby kind of
business) then go for it - it's given me a lot of fun.
Weekly sneak preview
Last week I did an
online lesson with my ESOL group talking about how their life has changed since
Covid reared its ugly head. Now, I realise that this is a sensitive topic but
my learners were really motivated to speak about it and it was a great context
for generative practice of the present perfect. I've made a video
about it here, so see what you think and feel free to try it out with your
Finally, for many of
you, this might be old hat, but I started using Google Jamboard this week with my
online class and it worked so well that I wanted to share it with you. You need
a Google account to use it, but it's free. It's essentially just an online
whiteboard, but I found it really easy to use in class and save for revision
later. It's a great way to increase interaction online (which can be tricky).
You can share the link in the chat box and then just use it together for
brainstorming vocabulary or ideas, for controlled practice activities or
feedback on activities. This
video is a good introduction (and this guy's YT
channel is great for things like this, I think!)
That's about it from
me for now. See you next week.