Monday, 19 November 2012

ACEIA 2012

Another wonderful ACEIA conference :) Congratulations to the organisers! Great to catch up with everyone and fantastic audience for my session on writing! Handouts from my talk (and other sessions) available on the ACEIA website.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Oxford Primary Magazine and Article in Local Paper

Here's a link this this month's issue of the OXFORD PRE-PRIMARY and PRIMARY MAGAZINE. There are loads of classroom ideas, new stories and tips for class.

I visited a local school a couple of weeks ago to meet the kids and teachers and talk to them about writing Explorers. The visit made it to the local press ;)

Macenta: New Training Academy in Turkey

New training academy in Turkey where I'll be working as one of the training partners. Check out the website and spread the word :) Macenta Training Academy (click)
Many thanks to Burcu Akyol for this great opportunity!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Excerpt from Webinar in Spain

Excerpt from a webinar I did last spring for OUP Spain :) 

Watch a brief excerpt of our Oxford Webinar with Nina Lauder, one of the authors of Explorers. Nina helped us reflect on what values we teach our students in class, and how we can make use of stories, images and discussion to demonstrate good models of behavior. Teachers who use the textbook Explorers have the figures of the explorers who remind students of good manners and citizenship values.


Monday, 1 October 2012

Oxford Pre-Primary and Primary Magazine - October Issue

The October issue of the Oxford Pre-Primary and Primary is online :) Halloween ideas, back to school suggestions, labels for class, links to articles, inteviews and much more! Section in Spanish for parents. Spread the word:

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Senegal Sept 2012

Wonderful trip to Senegal!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah

Family and Friends training in Dubai and Ras al Khaimah. Many thanks to the wonderful OUP team and to Liz and the enthusiastic MAG teachers.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

ISTEK in service training - Istanbul - Aug 2012

After a magnificent summer in Greece and Italy I kicked off the school year doing three sessions (Starting Off Well; Writing and Real World) at the ISTEK in house training run by Burcu. It was good to meet Marisa in person and I had a fabulous dinner in Beskitas with Haluk and Hardy! Thanks everyone!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Slovakia 2012 - ELT Forum Conference

Here with at the ELT Forum Conference with Greta and Dana :) For more information on the event: /  
Lovely dinner with Andy Cowle and his daughter last night and looking forward to seeing Shaun Wilden later :) To make things even better, nice weather and Bratislava is beautiful!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The JUNE issue of the Oxford Online Magazine is out. Please click HERE.
In this month's issue there is information on how to include activities from the Olympics in class, advice for parents, activities for bilingual lessons and articles on what it takes to be a good teacher and how the bilingual brain works. Enjoy!

Monday, 21 May 2012

UPO Masters in Bilingual Education 2012-2013

New edition of the Masters in Bilingual Education at the Pablo Olavide University :) Spread the word!!
Click here for the PDF document about the event.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Getxo Linguae 2012

Wonderful day with Loli Iglesias and the organisers/participants in Getxo Linguae 2012. The topic this year was Project Work and CLIL....lots of interesting sessions and great to see teachers sharing their ideas and experiences! Congratulations to the team!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Meet the Authors Tour 2012

Tour around Spain (Canaries, Levante, C.Real, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria). Here in 'La Mancha' with Vanessa Reilly.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The MAY issue of the Oxford Online Magazine is out. Please click HERE.
In this month's issue there are some excellent classroom management tips, interviews with the authors of Ace! and Splash! and lots more! Enjoy!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Oxford Online Primary Magazine - April Issue

The April issue of the Oxford Primary Magazine is online :) You'll find an interview with Vanessa Rielly, ideas on Saint George's Day by Judith Leary and some excellent classroom management tips by Weronika Salandyk. There are also ideas for bilingual education and much more! 
The April Issue can be found HERE! Enjoy!

Morocco March 2012

Wonderful visit to Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh to talk to teachers about bringing CLIL into the classroom. Teachers are BRILL and Mohamed is taking great care of me :)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

On tour in Ukraine :)

Tour around Ukraine with Helen and her team :) Click here (Scribd) for a summary of the session on helping teens write.

Here's a video at a lovely school in Kiev with Elvira and her students :) 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

3rd Oxford Seminar on Primary and Secondary Education: New Challenges, New Techniques

Conference in Palma de Mallorca organised by OUP and APABAL :) Great to see familiar faces and SUCH enthusiastic teachers :) This week Placido Bazo and I gave sessions, next week Vanessa Reilly, Montse Costafreda and Miriam D'Amico will give talks.
Handouts from the event will be available on the Oxford Blog following the event. Click here.
If you'd like to check out the Oxford online magazine, click here

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Oxford Online Magazine - March 2012

The March issue of the Oxford online magazine is out :) You can find interview, classroom activities and news on events. Happy Spring!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

APAC 2012

Wonderful day in Barcelona at another great event organised by the APAC team. The handout from my talk (Creating Curiosity in the Classroom) is available on the OUP blog:
Thanks to everyone from OUP for their help and support and to the teachers for their enthusiasm in the session :) 
For more information on APAC visit:

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Oxford Magazine - February Issue

 This month's issue includes ideas on how to use SONGS and MUSIC in class, ideas for CARNIVAL and VALENTINE'S DAY, interivews, articles and a new GOING BILINGUAL section. Hope you enjoy it! 
Click here.
 February issue

Poland February 2012

Huge tour of eastern Poland with Ewa. Incredible polar cold front with highs of -16 and lows of about -30!!! Great groups, great teachers!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Oxford Magazine - January Issue

This month's issue of the Oxford Magazine is here to find out more. Robert Quinn talks to us about reading in the classroom, Gwen and Rachael share their experiences as language teachers, Gloria explains the 'secret ingredient' to teaching very young learners and much, much more :)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Romania with Bell International

Eight day young learners course with Bell International. Many thanks to Carmen, Ana and the wonderful teachers :) The teachers from the course shared their ideas on teaching letters and sounds with us in the Oxford Magazine - click here :)

Day trip to Brasov, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress...wonderful :) Evenings out in Bucharest with Anda Ienda (Piranha Club, Actors' Bar) and great dinner with team from Fischer at Chez Marie..good times with good friends!