Another Academic Year In Review: 2016-17

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Last year, at around this time, I engaged in a little open reflection exercise (link to post here).  Following on in the same vein,  I am looking back again to see what I feel have been positive achievements and weaker aspects from the academic year.  I also hope to set out some aims and points to look at in the coming academic year.

Countdown to CELTA

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So, it's finally happening.  In just a few weeks time I will be starting a 4 week CELTA training course in San Sebastian.  As the start date, the 27th July, approaches I'm becoming increasingly nervous; will I keep up? am I doing enough preparation? will I survive?

Environment vocabulary Part 2: Electricity

Following on from the earlier reblogging of a post I put together as a series on environment vocabulary, this second post post continues the theme of environment vocabulary by looking at the language connected to the topic of electricity and its generation.  It was originally published on my old Microsoft Docs.com site on the 9th April 2016.

Quick spinner tip!

Here is a quick tip for using Google Search to get an instant quiz show style spinning selector wheel which you can use to randomly select students or questions in activities and games.

A quick 10 about… Travel

10 Expressions connected to travel and holidays. If you are looking add a little more variety to your writing or speaking vocabulary, why not review this short list and pick a few favourites.  You could add your own ideas and create your own topic flashcards.   Either way, be sure to revise, drill and practise using your vocabulary time and again to get them into your vocabulary repertoire (the vocabulary that you not only know, but also use).

Environment vocabulary – Part 1

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This is the first of three posts on vocabulary about the environment.  Specifically, the post presents vocabulary around the topic of rubbish and waste. It was originally put together and published on the 6th April 2016 during my initial blogging experiments using Microsoft's Sway platform.

Farewell Docs.com, Hi WordPress….

Last week as I was looking through my email I came across one from The Microsoft Docs Team informing me that the Docs.com website was being retired and that my - very neglected - site on it would be shut down come December.  This spurred on a search to find a new home for my ramblings and reflections