Love, Learning and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive. Budapest 2018.

I'll echo my words at the start of last year's IH Budapest Conference summary, because they still ring true: With a mind open to learning as much as possible during a conference weekend trip (before, during and after!), the hours of the conference itself are just one opportunity. Lessons are learned on life, another country, others, [...]

Dare to Differ: 10 Things I Learned

Dare to Differ, IH Italy's inaugural conference organised and hosted by IH Rome, lived up to its ambitious title. All speakers took the theme on board in their chosen topics, referring again and again to how introducing new concepts, trying new things and being creative can benefit our learners. I was fortunate enough to attend [...]

8 Things I Learned on Adrian Underhill’s ‘From Pronunciation to Storytelling…’ Course

I'm just back home in Riga after a fortnight at Bell Teacher Campus, Cambridge, where I took the 'From pronunciation to storytelling: a complete approach to comfortable intelligibility' course with Adrian Underhill along with 13 others from around the world. Other teacher courses were running at the same time, and our 21 weekly core course hours were supplemented [...]