Special Projects

Success

#TBLTChat

#TBLTChat is the most successful project of mine so far. There’s a real community about it. Teachers sharing information about task-based language teaching on Twitter. It really is that simple. It is on hiatus because I was busy and ill.

Failures

SEN in ELT Google Plus community

Inspired by the talk at Rob Lowe‘s presentation at Saitama Nakasendo, where the few of us present realised there is very little information available for teachers of EFL, ESL, ESOL to get information about best practice when teaching students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), I started a community on Google Plus as a way to begin pooling information. Basically defunct.

ELT freefor(u)m Tokyo

ELT freefor(u)m was intended as a way to get teachers to share ideas, working conditions and professional development and see what comes of it. Basically it was because of the sheer lack of professional development opportunities for a lot of teachers in-house. Whatever is not in house is not often free. No budget, no cost, ad hoc and hopefully great. The first one had nobody turn up on 25th March 2017. I am considering whether this was bad luck or just plain silly.

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