Then, why do we persist in using coursebooks?

A few weeks ago I read an excellent blog post written by George Vassilakis which was about how ELT materials are devoid of ideology. There were some very interesting ideas on why this has become the norm. Publishing companies would actually suffer financially if they made the slightest attempt to circulate let’s say a series […]

Posted at 1:15 am on July 27, 2010 | 4 comments | Filed Under: Teacher Development | Continue reading

Creativity + Controlled Environment + Adult Learners = BFFs???

Most adults are quite capable of coming up with a plethora of ideas when asked, for example, to engage in problem-solving activities; to brainstorm ideas; to build on/contradict ideas; to account for an unusual event, etc. On the other hand, if you try the same activities with teenagers, the number of ideas produced will be […]

Posted at 4:43 pm on May 20, 2010 | 3 comments | Filed Under: Ponderings to be discussed | Tagged: , , | Continue reading

Alexander Makarios

EFL Teacher in Greece,
Teacher Trainer-in-Training,

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