David Read


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About David Read

I work at the English Language Teaching Centre at the University of Sheffield as the Director of TEL (technology-enhanced learning). I've been an EFL/EAP teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years and have worked in 14 different countries. Settling down is clearly an issue for me.


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In a previous post I talked about our EAP centre’s decision to move to a flipped learning model for our pre-sessional to accommodate the need to develop students’ learner autonomy and also to deal with the increased numbers of students attending. I stopped the post just before our pre-sessional was due to begin, so I wanted to give you an update on how things have gone since then.

Flippin’ EAP: Part 2











Finding decent, free images for a presentation or report is a lot more complicated than it first seems. Everyone’s natural instinct when you ask them where to get pictures is ‘well, Google Images of course’. But there are inherent issues involved there. Firstly, the quality of images varies quite considerably […]

Getting high-quality images for EAP presentations








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One thing we experimented with on this summer school was creating interactive online content for students using a special software programme called Articulate Storyline 2. Over the last year we’ve begun to develop a bank of materials that could be used either to integrate directly with classroom materials, supplement as […]

Using Technology to manage a pre-sessional: part 4 – creating ...