Sunday, 14 February 2016

New website!

 I will not be updating my blog anymore but please feel free to keep up with recent activities and news on my brand new website:
or on facebook 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Back in Serbia :)

Wonderful to be back in Serbia!

Handout from Creative Juices talk here!

Link to Nina's Facebook page here (articles, webinars, events and more)

Nina's webpage (coming soon)

Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Ideas and activities for Thanksgiving!

Monday, 16 November 2015

International Bilingual Education Conference in Cordoba

Conference information
Teaching CLIL: Classroom Benefits
British Council article on CLIL
Link to Nina's FACEBOOK page
Going Bilingual section of the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers
Register for Oxford Seminars and Webinars
Oxford Parents site
Oxford Read and Discover non-fiction series
OUP Global ELT on Facebook
Master de Enseñanza Bilingüe en la Universidad de Pablo Olavide, Sevilla
Think! Do! Learn series (OUP CLIL Primary)
ESO series for CLIL (OUP)
Hey Science Teachers, Make it Fun! (TED - Tyler DeWitt)
Sample Ready-to-Go material


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Creative Juices - Session Summary

SUMMARY from the session on Creativity from the Arenas Symposium in Gran Canaria (October 2015).

Thanks to Laly and her team :)

Link to my professional page on FACEBOOK.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

OTA Algeria completed!!

 Well done to everyone!!! Special thanks to BBC School and Whadhah Cherifi for everything!

More pictures on:  #‎OTA_ALG_SEP_15‬

Whadhad has copies of the end of course video for those who want it! Shokran team! 

Hope to keep in touch on on LIKE to get updates :)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Algeria - September 2015

Doing an OTA seminar in Alger, Algeria. Everything is exceptionally organised by Ouadhah and the managers at BBC School. Teachers are lovely and participative!

Here are some links that might be useful:
BBC School Facebook page
My professional page of Facebook (articles, links, events)
Oxford Teachers' Academy video
Family and Friends Phonics Flashcards online
Explorers series from OUP
Readers series from OUP (video)
Oxford Primary Magazine (if you would like to write an article or be interviewed, let me know :)) 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Welcome back after the summer holidays :)

Here are some useful links:
- Back to school ideas 
- OUP Global page on Facebook  (information on articles and webinars)
- My page on Facebook

Good luck getting back into the swing of things :)

Monday, 8 June 2015

Back to Egypt

Great to be back in Egypt and to see colleagues and teachers :)
 Links for teachers: 

21st Century Skills 

Oxford Primary Magazine 

Nina's professional Facebook page

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity (TED video)

Oxford Discover Videos and additional information 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

UPO MEB - Flipped Classroom Homework (for Thursday May 14th)

a) Watch the video: What if students don't watch the video? by Katie Gimbar

b) Take notes and try to answer the following questions:

 - What are some ways she ensures students interact with the material? Can you think of any additional ideas?
 - What does she do with students who have come to class and not done the homework?
 - How has this technique motivated learners in her classroom?

c) Reflect: How could you apply this technique to different learning environments?

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Back to Bulgaria

Another great OUP Day in Sofia. Thanks to Milena, 'Teddy' and Ina for all their hard work and to the enthusiastic teachers. Great to see Gareth Davies again :)

Handout from the session on my FACEBOOK page (click on LIKE to get updates)

Get ideas for class from the Oxford Magazine

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Italy 2015

Back in Italy for a whirlwind tour from south to north..:Catania, Naples, Rome, Verona and Modena...then off to Sofia, Bulgaria for the OUP event there :) Non-stop!

Some links for teachers:
Oxford Magazine
Oxford Parents in Italian
Oxford ELT on Facebook
Two minute teacher tips (Explorers)
Mixed levels development in Explorers
My professional page on Facebook
Mount Etna, Sicily

Friday, 27 March 2015

Explorers series - Values

A short video from the Oxford University Press ELT You Tube page on how to teach values in class through the Explorers series.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Morocco 2015

Wonderful to be back in Morocco again :) Trip from north to south ... Fez, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh and Agadir. Great to see Paddy Shortt again and thanks to Hicham and the Librerie Nacional team for taking care of me!
Oxford Global Blog
Oxford Parents Site 
Oxford Magazine

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Teaching Grade 4

Video teaching a Grade 4 class in Seville in December 2014.
We worked on introductions, personal information, favourites and numbers.
The kids (and teachers) were great.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Apps for learning English

 11 apps for young learners to practice their English

Check out additional ideas for teaching English to young learners in the Oxford Magazine.

More ideas on my Facebook page :)

Easter Activities

Here comes the Easter Bunny....enjoy these activities with your young learners :)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Senegal 2015

Thank you to Hakan, the school directors and the WONDERFUL teachers for their participation, enthusiasm and support in Senegal.

Link to my FACEBOOK page here.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Dancing English!

Do you like using songs in class? Check out the Dancing English website where you'll find songs, animated worksheets, instructions for actions with songs and FREE worksheets to use with your students

As it says on the webpage:
Dancing English is super-fun music for primary-age children, created to teach English language skills through both music and meaningful movement. Simple to teach and learn, but super fun to sing and dance to! 

Congrats to Dani for his project!

Monday, 5 January 2015


Happy New Year and all the best for 2015!

Did you make resolutions this year?

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Czech Republic November 2014

Wonderful visit to Czech Republic with talks in Hradec Kralove and at the Ideas that Work conference in Pzlen. Thanks to the OUP team, teachers and organisers for a great time :)
Link to my FACEBOOK page...keep in touch :)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

The Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers has a wide selection of activities to celebrae Halloween in class :) Enjoy!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Slovakia Tour

Wonderful tour around Slovakia and I am visiting some exceptional spots! Thanks to Roman, Vaso, Adela, Anna, Greta for all taking such good care of me and for making my trip unforgettable :)
Link to my FACEBOOK page :) 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Links for Teachers

OUP Global Professional Development
The OUP Global Professional Development site includes links to articles, e-books and other resources for teacher development.

OUP Global Blog
The OUP Global Blog offers articles and practical classroom ideas from authors, editors, teachers and teacher trainers from around the world.

OUP Spain Blog
The OUP Spain Blog has recently changed sites so be sure to bookmark this new page. Find current information on teacher training, publications and webinars for teachers in Spain.

Free Global Webinars
Have you signed up for a webinar? If not, now’s your chance! Webinars give you a chance to receive top-notch teacher training from the comfort of your home or office.

Here you can find links to variety of interesting articles on a wide range of different topics.

OUP Global You Tube Channel
On the Global You Tube channel teachers can watch videos from authors, trainers and teachers as well as videos on new products or on how to use different tools in class.

Parents Site
On the OUP Parents site teachers and parents can find links to coursebooks, articles on how to help with English at home and songs.

OUP Global ELT Facebook page
Go to the page, click on ‘like’ and get information on current events, activities and tendencies in the ELT world. Over 135,000 teachers from around the world are connected here.

Oxford Pre-Primary and Primary Magazine 

Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers

The October issue of the Oxford Pre-primary and Primary Magazine is online Back to school ideas, information on GRETA in Granada, interview with Erika Osvath, support for teachers and parents and much more! Coming mid-month we'll be posting more ideas including our Halloween corner

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Recording videos for the new Great Explorers Teacher's Books :) Thanks to Mara, Mabel and Beagle Productions for a great day :)


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer course in La Salle Madrid

Thanks to the students on the summer course for their enthusiastic participation all week :)

Here is the video of our classes :) 

Some useful resources: 

Oxford Parents Site
Oxford Magazine (with Consejos para Padres)
Get Ready for Cambridge Young Learner Exams series (OUP)
My Facebook page
OUP ELT Facebook page
Oxford Owl (readers)

Happy summer holidays!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Oxford Teachers Academy Serbia 2014

Great couple of days in Belgrade and wonderful teachers :)

Here's a link to my FACEBOOK page (click on LIKE to get updates)

Our final VIDEO is here :) 

And a link to the OXFORD MAGAZINE
(sign up for the newsletter and let me know if you want to PARTICIPATE :) )

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bilingual Education talks with David Marsh in Madrid

Lovely afternoon in Madrid with David Marsh, Victor Pavon, Isabella Hearn and the teacher training and editorial team from OUP. The new Think! Do! Learn! books look brilliant... I hope teachers like them!
Thanks to teacher who attended for their active participation!
Link to my FACEBOOK page.
Link to the GOING BILINGUAL section of the Oxford Magazine.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Bulgaria 2014

The Explorers and I on the road in Bulgaria! Link to my FACEBOOK page. Link to the Oxford Magazine page.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

UPO MEB - Flipped Classroom Homework (April 11th, 2014)

a) Watch the video: What if students don't watch the video? by Katie Gimbar

b) Take notes and try to answer the following questions:

 - What are some ways she ensures students interact with the material? Can you think of any additional ideas?
 - What does she do with students who have come to class and not done the homework?
 - How has this technique motivated learners in her classroom?

c) Reflect: How could you apply this technique to different learning environments?

d) Think of a question to ask your group on this technique or on what can be done with students who don't watch the videos.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Wonderful trip to Italy

Quick trip to Italy to promote Let's Explore! Wonderful teachers, great support from local staff and, of course, fantastic food and beautiful sights to see!!!

Here are some links that might be useful:

a) Nina on FACEBOOK (click 'Like' on the page to join/get updates)

b) Oxford Primary Magazine 

c) OUP ELT on Facebook 

Viva Italia :) 

Macmillan English Author's Page

Author page from the Macmillan website with reference to the workbook I did with them last year...Beyond A2 :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers

The April issue of the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers is online! Ideas for Easters, TED Talk on hands-on science, advice for parents and much more! Enjoy!
Link to Nina on FACEBOOK

Monday, 17 March 2014

More Explorers Projects with José A.Terol Richart

José and his students continue to thrill us with their Explorers projects. Apart from the comics and real world projects José has done (see article), he has now done the 'Fallas' at school using Explorers figures/characters. Amazing!! Thanks a million to José and the kids for sharing their work!

More photos on my FACEBOOK page :)

Weekend in Switzerland :)

Training sessions in Bern with lovely teachers! Thanks to Jayne and Courtney for taking great care of me!
Useful links: 
Starting and Ending Lessons, Naomi Moir, OUP 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day :)

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

February Webinars

This month I'll be leading two webinars:
Hand-On Learning - February 25th
Fun with Family and Friends - February 26th
Hope to see you there!

Quick trip to Latvia

Thanks to Dace and the teachers in Riga for a lovely time!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Pre-primary and Primary Course in Santander

Amazing group of teachers in Santander who braved gale force wind, hell and high water to get to the CEP course. Thanks to them, the job is a breeze! And many thanks to Javier Barbero for inviting me to do the course and treating me like a princess :)
Check out the Oxford Magazine for classroom ideas!!!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Explorers Tour around POLAND (Jan 2014)

Lovely week on the road with the Explorers :)
Link to Facebook page here
Link to the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary teachers  here

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Quick trip to Tblisi, Georgia

Two days of conferences in Tblisi with energetic teachers, great co-trainers (Carol Read and Maura O'Brien) and the excellent team at the English Book Georgia giving support to us at all times :) Didimatoba!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

ACEIA 2013

Another great ACEIA Conference!! Thanks to everyone involved...and to the energetic teachers who survived the last session of the day :)

Here's a link to the video from the session "What Makes You Itch?"

My professional page on FACEBOOK (click on 'like' to receive news and updates)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

ACEIA Conference 2013

Congratulations to the ACEIA team for rounding up over 600 ELT teachers for their annual event!
Looking forward to the CONFERENCE on Saturday! 

Here's a link to the November issue of the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary teachers. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back after summer holidays! The new issue of the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers includes lots of ideas on how to get the year off to a good start as well as ideas for Halloween and bringing creativity into class. Enjoy!
Heading to Slovenia, the UK and Georgia this autumn....on the road again! Keep track of updates on Facebook!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Explorers....International version :)

Explorers, the book I co-authored for OUP Spain, has hit the international catalogue as Young Explorers :) Hope you like it!

English Teaching Market in Stare Jablonki (Poland)

Wonderful trip to Poland to attend the English Teaching Market. I gave the plenary session and two workshops ...teachers, organisers and OUP staff were great :)
 Click and like my Facebook page to keep up to date on different events.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Oxford Teacher's Academy - Serbia - June 2013

Great couple of days in Serbia. Fantastic teachers and Vera took great care of us.

Here's a VIDEO from the course (showing the harding working, hilarious participants), a link to Oxford Pre-Primary and Primary Magazine and a direct link to my facebook page.

Keep in touch!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Morocco 2013

Wonderful tour around Morocco. Amazing teachers and Tajy and Haichan took great care of me :)

Here are some additional songs and chants (on slideshare)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Friday, 22 March 2013

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