Activities · EAP · Lessons

Adapting Socratic Seminars for the EFL Classroom

I’m taking a bit of a liberty claiming to have adapted this activity, as I had the advantage of very high level students to road test it with. This term I found myself in the odd situation of teaching an elective course to a class including one native speaker (Colorado, born and raised) and several other bilingual students alongside… Continue reading Adapting Socratic Seminars for the EFL Classroom

EAP · Reflection

Presentation Skills Course Take 2

Last week I finished my first presentation skills course with a group of first year business undergrads, culminating in assessed 15-minute group presentations on some business-themed aspect of one of the MINT countries (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey – it’s a business thing). I’ve never taught a course devoted to presentations before (in fact I’ve often argued against doing presentations)… Continue reading Presentation Skills Course Take 2