What can ELT learn from the wider world of publishing?

http://gty.im/98307825 ELT Publishers might look to the wider world of publishing to think about the motivational aspects of language learning. If 7 year old boys are soaking up the latest David Walliams book, what lessons can be learned? How can those same motivations for reading Walliams be applied to wanting to improve language skills? [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the week

http://gty.im/657725420                       This week's pic is of Istanbul's famous Galata tower last Saturday evening, ahead of its lights being switched off for an hour, in aid of the Earth Hour movement. Earth Hour was started by the WWF in 2007, now millions of people around the world set aside an [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the week

http://gty.im/563004303                     This week's pic, is a photo to make you smile. A positive event this week, was National Puppy Day in the US. Here is a naughty puppy who seems to have got into a spot of bother!  

Type table Wordsearch [COMPETITION]

Shortly after we moved to our new studio in 2014, we decided a type based table would be a nice piece of furniture to have in our reception. But we couldn’t find what we were looking for. Consequently we decided to make one ourselves. We bought two empty type cases, bolted them together on a base, [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the week

http://gty.im/142573192                   This week's pic, is an aerial view of the abstract landscape of Iceland!

Creative Content’s Pic of the week

http://gty.im/648454170                       This week's pic is of India's preparations for the upcoming festival of Holi, also known as the 'festival of colours'. The Holi festival is a Hindu spring festival, and is celebrated around the world, but mostly in India and Nepal. In India the festival marks [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the week

http://gty.im/505312173                   This week's ethereal image, is of geothermal steam rising at sunrise, at the Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Station in Iceland!

Creative Content’s Pic of the week

http://gty.im/497313631                   This week’s pic was chosen by Sarah, in light of the return of (and based on a story from) one of our team members, Janet, who has been in her homeland of South Africa! She told us about a hotel owner, who, often having to deal with pests [...]

What makes an image memorable?

http://gty.im/475701256 In our selfie, snap-chat, Instagram obsessed world we are asking what makes an image memorable? Or perhaps not necessarily memorable but one that has a permanence, a presence that will stick in our minds for more than a few seconds of scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. In a recent Royal Academy of [...]