HAVE A GREAT SUMMER
Welcome to the third newsletter.
This update of the site is in response to feedback from you all over the
last twelve months. Without the 130 of you actively responding and giving
me feedback this site could not be what it is and for that I thank you
I have added links to the previous newsletters at the bottom of this page
and will leave these back issues of the newsletters available on this
page. I have tried to remove the outdated links (e.g. those to past conferences),
but if you find any others please
let me know.
As we all prepare for our summer, can I ask you to flick through the new
layout and see what you think. Some of the pages are a bit sparse, but
there will be substantial additions coming in September.
One of the newest features is the addition of articles from you - the
readers and users of the site. Thanks to Costas,
and Richard for their fascinating contributions,
which have certainly added to the richness of these pages. If any of you
would like to submit an article for posting, please just
email me with the article attached in Word or Text format.
Please remember that I must acknowledge any work that has been previously
published, and you must have the permission of the original publisher.
A few of the upcoming conferences for your calendar include JALT2002
in September, KOTESOL2002
in October, the online conference ELTOC2002
in November, an interesting international conference on language for specific
purposes and the role of technology in research and pedagogy CILFE2003
in January, the TESOL international
conference in Baltimore next March and the Information Technology
and Multimedia in ELT (ITMELT)
conference in Hong Kong next June.
Before updating you on the changes within these pages, here is a quick
open message to Shahrzad Soltani: I tried emailing you the information
on post-method condition three times but all the emails bounced back.
If you would still like the information, please contact
me again so that I can send it through to you.
This updated site now includes reworked main sections of:
TEACHING & LEARNING
with the old practical pages subsumed under the teaching methodologies
page which has become a resources as well as a pedagogic site.
PLANNING & TESTING
This was the most demanded addition to the site and although it is a little
thin on the ground I am hoping to have several articles up by leading
players in the field as well as a wealth of links.
STUDY - READING & RESEARCH
This section will include a whole host of online ELT journal and organisation
Within these main sections I have included new sections on:
This section will be developed slowly as I try and put what I preach into
READING - JOURNALS
A lot of excellent links on one of my favourite subjects
Please let me know what
you would like added to these new pages.
I am away on holiday until the beginning of August, but from the middle
of August to the middle of September there will be weekly updates based
on your feedback and input.
Thanks again as always for your active input.
Please note that the Bulletin Board (and Who's Who) will be up and running