Robert O’Neill’s critique of the Communicative Approach

I found this article written by Robert O'Neill on a website maintained by Ted Powers and have long shared it with Delta trainees. Recently, I realised that Ted Powers' excellent website is down. In anticipation of a new, perhaps, website, I am reposting it here and would be happy to link the first few lines … Continue reading Robert O’Neill’s critique of the Communicative Approach

Demand High ELT – is it really something new?

The concept of 'demand high ELT' was first introduced at IATEFL Glasgow in 2012 in a talk by Jim Scrivener, in which he told the story of the long conversations with Adrian Underhill and how they both felt that they needed to redefine or reshape their beliefs/ideas in terms of good ELT practice. Here are … Continue reading Demand High ELT – is it really something new?

Thoughts About Teaching

It might come as a surprise but I have always been dreaming of becoming an English teacher. Once I am now, it gets me into thinking what teaching actually is, what it means to me, what it means or should mean to others. John Ernst Steinbeck (an American writer, widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning … Continue reading Thoughts About Teaching