Sunday, 26 April 2009

nothing to do with teaching ...

... but, Yeah! for (auntie) Verena.
The full articlew can be read on the Argus website here

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Brand new free online dictionary for learners of English

Macmillan have brought out a brand new free online dictionary for learners of English. It's really easy to add this to your start page, toolbar or website so that you can look up words as and when you need them. You can also sign up for the Word of the Day keeping you up to date with new important terms such as this one ....

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Free mind mapping website

Do you know about It's a free website that allows you to create and save mind maps. Here's a very simple one I made for a course blog reminding my students what we covered in a certain time period.

Monday, 6 April 2009

IATEFL conference interviews, article and photos

Follow this link to see, hear and read about trends in English Language teaching and more from the IATEFL conference in Cardiff, Wales.

The correct lyrics?

There are times when it's difficult even for native speakers to understand what words are being sung in a song. When people sing what they hear rather than the correct lyrics, this is called mondegreen.
A good example of this can be seen on the video of the song "All by myself" which has been changed to "Obama's Elf". Listen to the clip; which words do you hear?
If you want to find the correct lyrics of a song just go to and write in the title of the song and the word lyrics. E.g. All by myself lyrics.
Many thanks to Jamie Keddie for introducing me to this clip.