John Hughes is a teacher trainer and course book author. His titles include (both as author and co-author) Business Result, Successful Meetings and Presentations (Oxford) Spotlight on FCE, Life, Practical Grammar, Success with BEC Vantage (National Geographic Learning) and Telephone English (Macmillan). He also runs ELT writing courses and materials writing consultation for language schools.
Here’s an idea from a training input session entitled ‘The eclectic teacher’. I first used it on a Diploma course and other trainers have commented how useful it (or the idea behind it) has been. Note that the participants will… Read More ›
I remember taking the Diploma and during the mid-course feedback to the lecturers, the group asked if we could have less pair work discussion. The argument went something like this: “We discuss questions on a topic with someone next to us… Read More ›
The other day in a conversation with two trainers, I heard two questions. From the first: “Do we still use loop input these days?” and from the second trainer(2) “What is loop input?” I first learned about ‘Loop Input’ in… Read More ›