On Tuesday, the BBC reported results of their recent survey, which suggested that creative subjects are being squeezed in secondary schools, with many reducing timetabled lessons, facilities and their number of specialist staff. Jez Bennett, a local Head Teacher interviewed for the article, talked openly about having to cut lessons for financial reasons and was aware of some schools no longer offering GCSEs in arts [...]
http://gty.im/158292819 There's nothing quite like the nights starting to draw in to remind us that summer is on its way out. Yes, it's sad to be thinking of the long, wintery days ahead but hopefully we'll make the most of a few more warm sultry evenings, and wasp-infested picnics before autumn really starts to bite. [...]
http://gty.im/591874034 With the successful week, Team GB have had at the Rio Olympics and it all coming to a close on Monday, we thought it was only right to have a Rio-themed Pic of the Week. Check out this image of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Great Britain compete on their way to winning [...]
http://gty.im/474136943 This week's Pic has been chosen for World Elephant Day! ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image like this in the classroom whether it be to discuss different native species or endangered animals. Depending on the context of your learner this image could be used in many different ways but we’d love [...]
http://gty.im/544045006 Love this image of Maja, a 40-year-old elephant in Berlin! ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image like this in the classroom! Let us know in the comments section below.
http://gty.im/534231056 ELT teachers, we’d love to know how you would use this in your classroom to generate discussion and vocabulary on creativity?
UK Weather: Lightning Strikes over central London, UK. 17th July, 2015 © Guy Corbishley / Alamy Stock Photo After the crazy weather we have experienced this week, we have chosen a stormy themed pic of lightning Strikes over central London. ELT teachers, we'd love to hear how you'd use an image like this [...]
http://gty.im/599854185 Happy Word Earth Day! ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image or topic like this in the classroom! Let us know in the comments section below.
As part of our 25th anniversary of designing for the ELT industry, Sarah Hemfrey takes an in-depth look at some of the major technology changes which have not only impacted our work but also that of the ELT classroom. The classroom in 1990: A cold wasteland full of aged books with out-of-date pictures? No, the [...]
We're excited as the IATEFL International Annual Conference & Exhibition kicks off today! With over 2,500 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries attending and a 4-day programme of around 500 talks, workshops and symposiums as well as a vibrant social programme, it's going to be a great few days. Sophie from emc, who is also on the MaWSIG events [...]