Richer Speaking

Richer Speaking contains 12 ideas for adapting speaking activities from coursebooks or other materials to help students get more out of them. I don’t claim that these ideas are original, but it’s handy to have them in one place and see how they can be applied to specific activities.

It’s only available as an e-book, either from Smashwords or Amazon [affiliate links]. It costs around $1/€1, so shouldn’t break the bank!

ELT Playbook 1

ELT Playbook 1 cover and topic areas: back to basics, examining language, upgrading skills, being creative, exploring your context, teacher health and wellbeing

ELT Playbook 1 contains a selection of 30 tasks to help teachers to reflect on what they do, centred particularly on the areas that seem to cause most problems for those new to our profession. It is based on my work as a CELTA trainer and as a manager of newly qualified teachers.

ELT Playbook 1 is currently available through the following retailers:

It is available as a paperback or ebook through all of the above Amazon links.

Amazon and Smashwords links above are affiliate links, meaning I get a few extra pennies if you buy them via this link.

The ebook is just 5 GBP (around 5.50 EUR or 6.99 USD) – less than the price of a cinema ticket for hours of professional development!

ELT Playbook Teacher Training

ELT Playbook Teacher Training cover and topic areas: what is training, planning training, observation: written feedback, observation: spoken feedback, workshops and input, other aspects

ELT Playbook Teacher Training contains a selection of 30 tasks to help trainers to reflect on what they do, centred particularly on areas that seem to cause the most problems for those new to teacher training. These include transitioning from teaching to training, planning training, giving spoken and written feedback after observations, and running workshops and input sessions.

It’s available as a paperback through the BEBC website and can be shipped all over the world. It is also stocked by International Books in Dublin, and in Czechia. You can also get it via as a paperback from Book Depository or Amazon’s print-on-demand service, as an Amazon Kindle e-book, as an e-book in various formats (including .pdf) from Smashwords. [affiliate links]

Read more about the ELT Playbooks on the ELT Playbook blog, where you can also find sample tasks, and subscribe to the blog to get updates on when the next books in the series are released.