Embassy English Guest Speakers

How can we get new ideas into the staff room and bring our teachers in contact with what is happening in ELT beyond our school? Well one way that Embassy English has been doing this recently is by bringing in guest speakers to our central London centre, and we've been fortunate to have had workshops …

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How to share videos, photos, movenotes, etc. quickly using Padlet

One website I find invaluable for sharing my students' work is padlet.com.  This site allows you to create a webpage with its own url.  When students access this site, they just have to click on the background and they can upload their projects.  They can share photos, videos, text, anything really.  I used it today after my …

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Reflection from a learner’s perspective: my experience learning Spanish

At IATEFL 2015 I went to a workshop entitled ‘Lessons Learned as a Language Learner’ by Jo-Ann Delaney and Madeleine du Vivier (see previous blog post) and was inspired to reflect on my own experiences learning another language, namely Spanish.  I actually wrote most of this post over a year ago but just haven't got around …

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Fiona’s SEN workshop, irregular verbs

Today we had a workshop on Specific Learning Differences (otherwise known as Special Educational Needs) by Fiona Thomas.  She presented many good ideas to help people with learning differences, like dyslexia or AD(H)D, but mostly she put forward ideas that could just be thought of as good practice.  Like TALK to your students.  Ask them …

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Bringing English to Life

The language school where I work in London, Embassy English, has developed an approach to integrating technology into teaching called Bringing English to Life. Students use apps and websites, mainly on their own devices, that help them develop and document their language production. Students are given projects that not only focus on language being produced …

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