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Teaching Teenagers – Challenge Accepted!

In the second week of the English Language Teachers’ Summer Seminar at Exeter College Oxford we looked at some of the challenges involved in teaching teenagers. Thanks to the fantastic teachers from all over the world – your stories, ideas and enthusiasm made the course extremely enjoyable and, I hope, useful. Thanks also to Roksana for the reminder to upload the slides 🙂

If you would like an e-copy of the handouts for this course, just get in touch.

Promoting Speaking Skills

It’s time for Oxford University’s two-week English Language Teachers’ Summer Seminar in the beautiful setting of Exeter College.

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My course in the first week was on the topic of Promoting Speaking Skills. It was a pleasure to work with fantastic teachers from Colombia, Turkey, Netherlands, Russia, Romania, Czech Rep, Ireland, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Taiwan, Yemen, Japan, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Thailand, Spain, Mexico and Bangladesh: we had a fascinatingly diverse array of classroom experience with which to work and I enjoyed leading the course very much.

As promised, I have put the slides from the week together in one file.

If you would like e-copies of the handouts for each day, email me at legyened@yahoo.co.uk

Summer Seminar, Exeter College, Oxford

The annual summer seminar at Exeter College, Oxford provides English teachers from more than twenty different countries with the chance to spend two weeks in Oxford. It’s such a pleasure to be one of the tutors: it’s an amazing opportunity for us all to broaden our horizons culturally, academically and socially. The fact that the sun has been shining makes it even more special.















With the Olympics now upon us, it’s also been a thrill to see – and then chat to – two Chilean Olympic athletes. Thanks to Google, I know that they are Edward and Yerko Araya, competing in the 20km and 50km walking events. Surreal to watch them tear up and down the Iffley Rd walking faster than some of the cars in Oxford morning traffic. Good luck to them both!