Bard on screen

Going to the theatre to see a live performance of a Shakespeare play may be something hard to achieve for most people. If you live in a country where there isn’t a theatrical tradition and/or a dedicated Shakespearean company, revivals might be quite sporadic. And even if you live in a country, such as the … More Bard on screen

Readers’ interactions in an online reading group

This is the abstract of an article published at the end of last year in the Language & Literacy journal, published by the University of Alberta, Canada. It reports on some of the findings from my research on an online reading group for English language teachers. ABSTRACT This study is an investigation of readers’ posts … More Readers’ interactions in an online reading group

Teaching Shakespeare to international students

Thanks to the British Shakespeare Association for publishing this short article in the latest issue of Teaching Shakespeare.  Attitudes to Shakespeare in the field of teaching English as a foreign/second language have historically oscillated from given him a prominent position in the diffusion of the English language overseas (Eagleton, 2008) to an almost total rejection … More Teaching Shakespeare to international students

On mobiles and laptops

One of my job responsibilities in my department is as a learning technologist. I am responsible for finding new tech solutions to improve teaching and learning and for helping my colleagues to use, adopt, and adapt these new tools by integrating them to their teaching practice. I am the one of the tutors in the … More On mobiles and laptops

IATEFL Glasgow 2017

My IATEFL report will once again focus on the presentations that where part of the Literature SIG conference programme. The pre-conference event (PCE) was a joint event with the Creativity Group and I would also like to express my gratitude to Alan Maley for the support and for helping promote the event. This year the … More IATEFL Glasgow 2017