Category Archives: miscellaneous

Notes from #AULC2017

Last week I attended the annual AULC conference, held in Belfast. It was a very inspiring and fun event! Here are some notes from the sessions I attended, plus My Conference Storify. Copies of all presentations can be accessed on … Continue reading

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#Innoconf16: Enhancing Employability

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Public speaking

This morning I worked on finalising a speech I am giving on Thursday, about making friends when moving to a new city. This sounded like an easy task when I agreed to doing this. Here’s the twist: it’s a speech … Continue reading

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AULC conference 2016 #aulcconference2016

Last week I attended the 17th annual conference organised by the Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland (AULC). It took place in Cardiff, where everyone I met was really friendly, and I met quite a few … Continue reading

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Apple pie

To de-stress after along week, I spent some of yesterday baking. I used apples from my own tree to make a pie, using a recipe from the Internet.

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Blackberry Pie

This weekend I made a pie, using handpicked blackberries. I used a recipe from the internet and ready-made pastry. Just mix 500g berries with 120g sugar, put in pastry case, cover, bake for approximately half an hour. Add ice cream. … Continue reading

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Useful things

Things that have excited me today: EDpuzzle: a new tool to use with videos – you can add tasks, comments, etc. lingro: dictionary that can be used on any website Screencastify: record your screen, including audio slowing videos down in … Continue reading

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Lunch or dinner or what?

We are having an ongoing discussion at work about what certain meal times are called and at what time they take place… of course we realise that differences occur because of background, class, region, context, etc.  – but what do … Continue reading

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TV & Dummheitssteuer #blogjune

I have finally ‘solved’ my problem of getting German tv working at home. I downloaded some apps (the main one is actually called ‘German TV’) onto my laptop and now connect this to the tv set with the aid of … Continue reading

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Cult of Done #blogjune

This manifesto is very much along the lines of how I work. At the moment especially point 7 seems to make sense.

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