Hugs and Shrugs: Motivation in the Language Classroom

By Neil Millington I have been hesitant to write this blog as I am not sure what kind of reaction I’d get, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it go. It’s about an instance in a class that I taught recently that was totally unplanned and that completely took […]

Making a Difference – Part II

My last blog post was about showing learners how they can make a difference in class using a short narrative. Over the coming weeks I’m writing about teachers I know who are going the extra mile and making a difference in their classes or courses. I am going to start this off with this post […]

Making a Difference – Part I

This week I thought I would share a motivational strategy that I have been using to help show learners that they can make a difference in class. I’m going to follow this up with a blog about a teacher who is going the extra mile and really making a difference to his students, so please […]

Creating a win-win situation: Sharing on social media

by Neil Millington “What’s in it for you?” This question, posed to me by a fellow teacher I had only just met at a conference, was simple enough. I had just finished explaining to him how much work it was to create our website,, an online bank of free reading materials. I was caught […]