Six Rules of this Blog

OK, I have decided to join the blogosphere. Many people have suggested I do so, and I know several other bloggers in English Language Teaching. So, since I enjoy writing I thought why not? However, I’ve made myself some rules. There are, of course, six of them.

1) This blog will deal with all things relating to English Language Teaching. That means anything that catches my fancy in this field!

2) While this is, in essence, a miscellany of ELT I want to make a good amount of it practical teaching ideas. I want there to be something useful to take away from the site, at least from time to time.

3) I will also use this site to post information about teaching English in the different countries I visit. I will collect this information from the teachers I meet there and my own impressions.

4) There will always be a list of six things in each post. That’s my goal.

5) I will try and update at least once a week (I originally thought once a month, but that’s too little!). More if possible.

6) I will try and keep the entries short! I don’t want people to have to scroll down loads to get the goods.

Phew! That’s my first post. We’ll see how it goes!

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  1. Congratulations on the blog, Lindsay! Hope it brings you much joy.

  2. I shall include this in my favs and post it on my website. đŸ™‚ You’ve always been one of my favourites in the business. Love and hugs and luck! xxx

  3. Hi there Lindsay!

    I’m an ESL teacher here in Canada – Toronto to be more specific). Recently attended some of your workshops @ the English Centre and TESL toronto as well. Loved the ideas you have and bought a copy of “dealing with difficulties”.
    I have to be honest with you, though. First time I heard about the book I thought it wasn’t good and not something interesting (literally judging a book by its cover), Nicole tried to convince me that indeed was a good book but I ddin’t buy it. After much hassle from her, I decided to buy and didn’t regret it. What an amazing book! gold! pure gold!
    Hope you enjoy life in the blogsphere and I’m sure this blog will succeed.


    • Thanks Leo! And thanks for the feedback on the Difficulties book. I’m happy to say that the publisher also agrees with you about the cover, and it is being reprinted with a new cover for 2009! Too late for your copy though I’m afraid.
      Anyway, enjoy the blog and hope to meet you again in the future.

  4. Hi Lindsay,
    Just having a look around the blog, and I really like the format. Six is such a catchy number for this. Traditionally 10, but like the less common 60 metre sprint, you get there just that little quicker…
    Anyway, have a great 2009, good luck with this blog.

  5. Hello! I had the pleasure of seeing you in action at good old Oxford TEFL in Barcelona (once in my TEFL course doing a thing on Conditionals and on Intonation, and again in a workshop on Working with Texts). Glad to see you in Bloglandia! In fact I namedropped you in one of the first posts of my recently started TEFL blog “Strictly 4 my T.E.A.C.H.E.R.Z” (a reading lesson copied nearly stage by stage from the one in your workshop, I must confess…)

    Anyhow, best of luck, if you stop by Oxford TEFL anytime soon maybe I’ll be there to introduce myself!

    • Thanks a lot! I’ll check out your blog, and glad you found the workshop useful. See you in cyberspace or the real world someday!

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  7. Lindsay – could you do a 6 useless grammar rules that teachers should never tell students? Ones like we use “make” for things we do with our hands and “do” for other things. Or that “going to” is more definite than “will”. Here in Mexico, I’ve heard students recite such so called rules on countless occasions

    • What a FANTASTIC idea for a list. I was just talking about that silly make/do rule with my students this evening! The worst I ever heard was watching a teacher give a class and explaining that third person s was because it was “like the verb is plural” …?!? A novice teacher, I admit, and a native speaker of English of course.
      Will look into that list, though.

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