ESU Award for Language Learning with Digital Video

  I am very happy to announce that the handbook that I co-authored with Paul Driver – Language Learning with Digital Video – has won The 2016 ESU’s (English-Speaking Union) English Language Awards in the Resources for Teachers category. Thanks to Paul, series editor Scott Thornbury and commissioning editor Karen Momber at Cambridge University Press.

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ELTons 2016 nomination for “Eyes Open”

EYES OPEN The four level lower secondary course that I co-authored with Ceri Jones, published by Cambridge, has been nominated for an ELTon this year in the category of Course Innovation.  More information about the 2016 ELTons here.  

All four levels of “Smart Planet” available in Spain

The final level of Smart Planet is now out. The series for teens (a version of “Eyes Open”) has been designed specifically for the Spanish market. More information about the series here. You can watch a video tour about the book here:  


The fourth and final level of “Uncover” is now available, completing the series. Uncover combines captivating video from Discovery Education™ with a unique approach that opens up a whole new way for students to view the world. Now, learning English is much more interesting as students embark on a journey to uncover the cultures and

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My new coursebook series for teens called “Eyes Open” (written with Ceri Jones) is now complete. All four levels are now available. In fact, the fourth level has my favourite cover! The series is published by Cambridge University Press, in conjunction with Discovery Education.Here is a sneak preview of what you can expect:  

The Image Conference

I was great to speak at the Image Conference for the second time on November 22 in Córdoba, Spain. For those who don’t know, this was the 3rd edition of the event, organised by Kieran Donaghy of Film English fame, this time in collaboration with International House Córdoba. It was wonderful to meet so many people working in

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DIGITAL V BLOG with Paul Driver

Happy to announce the arrival of Digital V – the blog that accompanies our book “Language Learning with Digital Video”

Queering ESOL

I’m delighted to have been invited to speak at Queering ESOL’s 5th Seminar at King’s College, University of London in March 2015. The topic is:  LGBT Representations: media, literature, pedagogic materials. Here is a summary of the project: The seminar series aims to explore the wide ranging challenges faced by ESOL practitioners in ensuring that the

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