Picture this: students gazing out the window, imagining themselves after class, talking to friends or fantasising about the weekend. Picture this: students who feel shy or inhibited when talking about themselves, at a loss for words. Picture this: heaps of ideas using photographs either taken by students themselves or from resources like #ELTpics to keep your students in the picture.
Working in ELT for over 25 years, Fiona is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in Cáceres. She regularly teacher-trains in Spain and other countries, and is the co-author of Interface (for ESO, Macmillan) and Motivate (for Bachillerato, Edelvives). She writes or runs 4 blogs (including macappella and Take a photo and…), and co-curates #Eltpics, a creative commons, crowd-sourced photo resource for teachers.