Forum on the future of the ELT Profession in Colombia 2017: plenary handout

Quite an amazing experience – working alongside true professional Andy Cowle to deliver a joint plenary at this key conference. Unique photos above show a blended selfie…. participants holding up a white piece of paper if they use interactive whiteboards in their teaching contexts…the dynamic duo in action (aka the gruesome twosome) …and finally – the kit I had at home! Facebook stream, Twitter stream and two computers logged into Cisco WebEx…

Huge thanks – especially to Richmond and the British Council…to everyone who came, and, of course, to Andy

Here is a 14-page .pdf of the plenary itself – Plenary talk – lite

Forum on the Future of the ELT profession in Colombia

Confession one: I haven’t posted in a while. Excuse: I’ve been teaching on the pre-sessionals at Warwick University

Confession two: I’ve been to Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela……but I haven’t been to Colombia!

That’s about to change….as a Spanish speaker, you can imagine how much I’m looking forward to the following event later this month – The Forum on the Future of the ELT profession.

For more details of this exciting event, zap over to the following website:

If you are going, I’ll see you there! Many thanks to Richmond for sponsoring this visit……

LABCI Conference – Mexico City


What can I say about this incredible conference that hasn’t been said before?

Amazing, massive, inspirational, huge, thought-provoking, humongous, fun, large……

It was a great, great pleasure to deliver my plenary talk yesterday – Digital Pedagogy.

Here is the .pdf of the Plenary: plenary lite

Here are the References for the plenary talk: Digital pedagogy – Handout

Today I did my Keynote on Blending print and digital – here is the .pdf: blending print and digital

It was GREAT to be on the panel with Emma Navarrete discussing the future, chaired by the inimitable Michael Carrier

Heartfelt thanks to the lovely team at Richmond for sponsoring this unforgettable experience

I would write more pero tengo que irme a la noche Mexicana – tequila is calling….

English Day – a great day in Augsburg

Awaiting the plenary from Dr David Crystal Augsburg by night

The training day at the VHS in Augsburg last weekend (1st July ) was a great event.

I thoroughly enjoyed giving my sessions on Mobile learning using Smartphones and tablets in the morning, and Apps in the afternoon. I attended an interesting session on the Flipped Classroom, enjoyed the talk by Dr David Crystal delivered across the Internet, and  participated in the panel discussion on the Future of English (or should that be Englishes?). The whole day was rounded off by a magic magician and wild street shenanigans in downtown Augsburg.

Here is a .pdf version of the PPT from my morning workshop on Mobile learning:

mobile learning lite

Here is a .pdf version of the PPT equivalent of my Keynote afternoon workshop on Apps:

Apps – lite

A great day!

Welcome to my new website!

Very pleased to be launching this new website to showcase my work. Huge thanks to webmaster, friend and co-author Barney Barrett for the build. There’s lots more to come, but in the meantime, please explore the site!

For corporate matters, all remains the same over at Pete Sharma Associates

And thanks to Jadey, my daughter, for the first photo on the blog – taken appropriately on Father’s Day!