Benjamin Zephaniah, outspoken word artist

Be nice to your turkey this Christmas Benjamin Zepahaniah (1958-2023), British Carribean dub poet, actor, recipient of no fewer than 16 honorary doctorates, professor of poetry and creative writing, left us yesterday. Already gone. But his work lives on. He encouraged people to read and he made people listen. He has always provoked surprise and […]

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Au commencement était le verbe

Et le verbe était irrégulier Oui, au commencement était le verbe. Et dans mon cas personnel, le verbe était anglophone. Les adultes nous reprenaient s’ils nous entendaient dire ou nous voyaient écrire I done it au lieu de I did it, mais c’était pour nous obliger à bien parler, à bien écrire. Tout au long […]

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So what is the Subjective Classroom?

I have been working as a teacher of English as a foreign language all my working life, mostly in France. Starting out in 1981 with adult education, I taught English to people in industry and all my students were older than me. Then, in 1986, I started to mix that with higher education in engineering […]

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