About the Bloggers
Hi, I’m Steve. I live in Madrid and work at the British Council in Alcalá de Henares. I’ve worked in ELT for twenty something years and have taught English in the UK, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Spain. Like a lot of people, I stumbled into teaching, found out that I love it and can probably say I’m in it for life.
Things I’m interested in the classroom include using clips from film and TV to work on a variety of language areas and skills, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, and getting students to speak more and better.
Hi, I’m Tom. I’ve been teaching English for over 20 years and am now working in materials development and teacher training for Oxford University having spent the previous 16 at the British Council in Madrid. I’m also a freelance teacher trainer and am fascinated by the areas of motivation, group dynamics and a more personalised methodology via practical applications of the Dogme approach, for example.