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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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 ...












Ok, so my last day of IATEFL (not the last day of the conference by the way, but I had to get back for work reasons) and I saw a few more sessions that touched on both technology and EAP and were worth reporting back on. First up was a […]

IATEFL Day Two


I’ve just finished day one of IATEFL here in Birmingham and just wanted to share a few notes from a couple of the sessions I went to that are relevant for both technology and EAP. First off was Supporting postgraduate EAP students: teaching tips and technology tools by Angela Smith, […]

IATEFL Day One


I’m in Birmingham for IATEFL for a few days so hope to blog a little about some of the sessions I see here with a particular focus on any connected to technology and EAP (ideally both!) Gloriously bad weather as I arrived here today, torrential rain and a nice long […]

IATEFL 2016