01
OCT
2018

Registration now open for TESOL 2019

I hope to see you all at the TESOL 2019 Convention and Expo.  This year’s conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from March 12-15th.  Register now to get early-bird prices and be sure to grab a hotel now while the less expensive venues are still available. ...
15
SEP
2018

A week of free professional development webinars

The fall is a great time to work on professional development, and here is a great resource: a series of eight free webinars during the week of October 15-19. Once again this year, I’ll be joining some distinguished colleagues to offer these workshops. The webinar topics...
09
JUN
2018

Practical Techniques for Teaching Culture in the Classroom

In case you missed my webinar from last fall on Practical Techniques for Teaching Culture in the Classroom, a video of the talk has been posted online.  You can access it from the videos page here on my site, or go directly to the Pearson website, where you can also view archived...
23
MAR
2018

TESOL in Chicago !

I’m looking forward to seeing friends old and new at the TESOL Convention in Chicago from March 27-30. Will you be there?  Come and see me. I’ll be at the booth at TESOL Central in the exhibit area on Thursday, March 29th from 2:00-3:30.  I’ll also giving the...
04
MAR
2018

Using Movies in the ESL Classroom

With Academy Award season upon us, ESL teachers may wish to think about how they can use movies in the classroom. Movies provide a wonderful source of language input for students. They can provide valuable exposure to language and also to culture, as well as being an excellent...
23
FEB
2018

ELTpics: A Digital Picture File for English Language Teachers

As teachers, we oftenwant to use images in our own classrooms. Although the Internet is full of wonderful pictures, it can sometimes be a challenge to find just the right picture that is also free of copyright restrictions. When I was first starting out in the field, about 35...
15
JAN
2018

Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching now available

The TESOL International Association has teamed up with the Wiley publishing company to produce the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. It’s available now here. This is a comprehensive, multi-volume examination of just about everything you need to know about...
08
MAR
2013

Culture, publishing, strategic planning

Hi, everyone.  Here’s a short audio greeting and summary of upcoming presentations at TESOL in Dallas. I hope to see many of you there.  Here’s where you can find me at the conference. Check back at the end of the week for links to presentation slides and handouts....
27
FEB
2013

Sample chapter of Tips for Teaching Culture

I’m delighted that Pearson has taken the entire first chapter of my co-authored book Tips for Teaching Culture and put it online for all to see. The Pearson website shows general information about the book, but there is now an online preview of the first chapter, along with...
05
FEB
2013

Getting a start as a textbook writer

Some ELT teachers are curious about getting a start as a writer of coursebooks or other materials for publication. Going straight to the publishers is a good idea because there are a lot of misconceptions about what this process is like. The main one is that you should write a...