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Great Scott – Pecha Kucha and presentation as an art form

From Nik Peachey and Nicky Hockly to Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer, Barcelona has been home to dozens of TEFL gurus.  It’s also where I first heard about Pecha Kucha: a fun presentation format that limits the presenter to 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide.  No more death by PowerP***t … Barcelona resident Scott … Continue reading

Digital Play and game-based learning

Can games have educational value?  For Kyle Mawer and Graham Stanley, teachers at British Council Barcelona and authors of the ELTon-winning Digital Play blog, games are a natural and centuries-old way of learning that make the whole process more productive and pleasurable – and make learners more flexible, creative and resilient.   Computer games dominate our … Continue reading


For Jamie Keddie, the secret to good language teaching is the same as in cooking – excellent ingredients, or in other words, materials that inspire, engage and motivate students.  He recommends this unusual spaghetti dish as an example: Today, YouTube and other web-based resources give us unprecedented access to often high quality, authentic materials – but … Continue reading

Teachers’ blogs

Have you seen the links to Teachers’ blogs on the right?  Each of these websites – including the acclaimed eatsleepdreamenglish by our own Tom Rees – is a treasure trove of resources, tips and information. Have you used any of these blogs?  What did you find?  Do you have a blog you’d like to add … Continue reading