Author Archives: Tom Godfrey

About Tom Godfrey

I am an ELT teacher and teacher trainer. I am Director of ITI, Istanbul a training institute in Istanbul. I am also founder of Speech Bubbles theatre which performs musicals to raise money for children and education.

Cheating Lale: A Psychological Dilemma.

Using ‘Storydrama’ in ELT. Introduction. This is one of my favourite lesson plans. ‘Cheating Lale is about a young  girl who cheats in her University final examinations and the lesson explores learners’ reactions and interpretations of  the events and characters that … Continue reading

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Let’s RAP Bro. Respect!

A learner-centred lesson. Many teachers claim to follow a learner-centred approach but what does a learner-centred approach actually mean in practice? I hope to show what it means by describing a lesson that contains, in my opinion, 12 key principles … Continue reading

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THE NEW WAY: ‘HOLISM’ a paradigm to replace orthodoxy. Humanity is marching off the edge of precipice. Can teachers do anything about it?   Are you as frustrated as I am when, attempting to relax in front of the TV … Continue reading

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The Economic Crisis: A poem

The Crisis. Economic growth Increased production Higher consumption Rising employment   The relentless drumbeat of humanity As it marches to the precipice   More medicine means less illness More weapons means fewer wars More prisons means less crime More production … Continue reading

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Inspiring Teachers in Khartoum

On 26 July 2011 11:14, Gray, Ben (Sudan) <> wrote: Inspiring Teachers in Khartoum Building on links made across the education sector in Sudan, the British Council is celebrating a recent forum held for English language teachers in Khartoum.  Titled … Continue reading

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Doing the DELTA on-line: is it effective?

 Ever wanted to get going on DELTA but felt you were working in a place too inaccessible to get started? Well, you can not possibly be in a more remote part of the world than the Falkland Islands. This is … Continue reading

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ITI Master Classes in Samara, Russia.

  7, 13, 3, 2 and infinity. All this seems to be just a random set of numbers, but actually it makes an event. So, in order… 7th – largest city in Russia, Samara. 13 – the number of teachers … Continue reading

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