Conference Tips for New Presenters

Before every conference presentation, this is my (some would say slightly neurotic) list of must haves / to dos: 1. enough handouts for participants plus 5 more (if people miss your session but ask about it, you can give them a handout) 2. business cards – at least 30 for some weird reason 3. your […]

English podcasts for software engineers

My students have given me a list of their favourite free podcasts to listen to. Feel free to share if you teach sw engineers too. Note: Always listen first before you recommend! http://www.se-radio.net/ software engineering radio https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm security now podcast https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/podcast/ NASA https://simpleprogrammer.com/   career advice, soft skills for programmers https://www.codenewbie.org/podcast/   good for new software engineers […]

OUP Webinar – Psychology of language learning 17/18 April

Some good upcoming events from OUP next month. This one looks interesting: Minds matter: Psychology of language learning with Sarah Mercer Here’s the blurb:  ‘It’s all in the mind!’ – How true when it comes to learning a foreign language. In this talk, we explore some of the key concepts in psychology and consider what […]

EVO 2018 – Free MOOCS to start the year!

Here are the EVO sessions for 2018: I’m part of the ‘Teaching Listening: principles, techniques and technologies’ session this year. It’s a great opportunity for some CPD – and it’s free! Registering for courses starts today.  The Electronic Village Online  Sessions 2018 ICT4ELT 2018 Business_English_for_a_better_world2018 Classroom_Based_Research Teacher, trainer, coach- developing the Business English Professional EVO […]