National ELT Conference – Colombia

It was really great presenting at the National ELT conference “The Power of Vision and the future of ELT”, Colombia, earlier today.

Here are my References:

Here is an 9-page .pdf of my PPT


Many thanks to Macmillan for sponsoring my talk. Many thanks to Fabian for being a superb compere. And finally, many thanks to the attendees and for all your kind comments in the chat. I’ll be sending an email to Fabian answering the question about assessment which I didn’t answer in the live event.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Cultura Inglesa Colloquium 2021

Thanks to Cultura Inglesa for the invitation to deliver an online plenary at their virtual conference. It was an amazing experience and really took me forward – researching ‘hybrid’ learning….


You can find the 10-page .pdf of my PPT here:


You can find a selective list of References here:


You can find a one-page list of Questions from the Chat with answers here:


Huge thanks to all the Colloquium organisers and to Macmillan Brazil for making this possible. Obrigado.

English Teachers’ Day, Luxembourg

I really enjoyed coming back to Luxemburg many (many!) years after staying here as a callow youth (when I dimly recall an auberge de jeunesse…). Thanks to all the teachers who attended the keynote talk. This is the place to pick up the various Handouts as follows:

A 14-page .pdf (lite) version of the PPT


The references and useful websites (2-pages)


The Framework (1-page) for setting up Blended courses

A checklist for successfully implementing Blended Learning

Congratulations to the organisers and a special ‘thank-you’ to OUP for sponsoring this Keynote and the workshop which followed. Enjoy!

ELT Ireland – Handout and .pdf of PPT

What a fantastic weekend! I really enjoyed going over to Dublin to deliver a workshop on my latest book as co-author –  Best Practices for Blended Learning!

As promised, here’s copy of the Framework to enable schools to plan out a Blended Course:


Here’s an 11-page .pdf of the PowerPoint presentation

Best practices for Blended Learning-lite

Thanks to everyone who came on the day and thanks to Pavilion for sponsoring me.


Flipped Phonetics

Video lectures as a means of improving the teaching/ learning of phonetics at a Moroccan university

“Flipped Phonetics” is an innovative method we adopted in teaching introductory phonetics, a component of a Semester 4 linguistics module- Introduction to Linguistics- offered to undergraduate students of the Department of English at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences- Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.

So begins the latest Case Study on Blended Learning. Many thanks to Karim Bensoukas for this fascinating contribution.

To download your free .pdf, please visit:

Great memories of the conference in Morocco where I met Karim, the ​MATE Laayoune 1st International ELT Conference.


IATEFL presentation follow-up: which is the most popular LMS?

Participants were given this definition of Blended Learning: a combination of traditional face-to-face classroom teaching and web-based learning. They were asked the following question:

Which learning platform do you use for the web-based delivery?

Find out what the data showed. Download a one-page .pdf with the results:

IATEFL – data follow up

Any surprises? We were amazed at the range of different platforms being used. And pleased, as this variance is another justification for writing our new book!

To buy the book, visit:

Pavilion website


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