June 19, 2013
Last Classes, New Ideas 🙂, a post on prejudice and intolerance, packed with 4 activities to use with English learners.
May 23rd, 2013
Cars, Cars, Cars – A Beginner’s Guide (1) including Alina’s analysis of a personalised TED playlist entitled: Cars and their Universe, a Third Degree Encounter.
April 11th, 2013
Congratulations Are in Order! David Crystal is Going Global, dedicated to David Crystal and his newly launched site at the time.
January 23rd, 2013
Brain Plasticity and Empathy, Dealing With “The Impossible” and Other Thoughts, an ambitious blog post with links to selected documentary movies and a concluding commentary on the effects that surviving catastrophes can have on the human brain and the human behaviour, backed up by specialised literature and the impressive movie, The Impossible.
December 14th, 2012
Christmas Thoughts, a talk delivered to the teachers and students at Kliny English Courses.
November 27, 2012
Alina’s thoughts on teaching Grammar, discourse analysis, the issue of trust in learning following Leslie Anne Hendra’s workshop, Shaking Up Grammar – A Goals- and Context-based Approach & a 3-workshop session organised in Krakow on November 17 by PASE under the heading of Kapelusze Lektora, for teachers of English and other subjects.
November 9th, 2012
Afraid?, an article including an ELT activity inspired by Ken Lackman’s ELT workshop attended in September, 2012, Who’s Afraid of the Modal Verbs?
September 25th, 2012
A look at three training opportunities: a specially tailored workshop on suspense by Grzegorz Spiewak, the Pearson ELT Conference on September 26th, 2012, and the ELTea MASTERS IN ACTION Conference “The Lexical Classroom” led by Ken Lackman on September 30th, 2012.
February 6th, 2012
How to evaluate your students’ speaking and listening skills, including a few post-workshop thoughts and an ELT activity mapped out, with an assessment chart for peer assessment ready for student use.
September 14th, 2011
An on-line article inspired by JJ Wilson, and Daniel Brayshaw’s training sessions during the ELT Pearson Conference “Minds Wide Open”.
7 – 9 July 2011
Alina’s paper presented at the ALTE International Conference:
June 28th, 2011
An on-line article inspired by Janna Gur’s lecture on “Food in Biblical Times” delivered during the Jewish Festival of 2011.
March 27th & March 26th, 2011