Adam Simpson

Biography

Adam has been fortunate enough to spend the last fifteen years of his journey as a lifelong learner working with others in what some call the ‘language classroom’. He is currently privileged to have the opportunity to help young adults meet their educational goals at Sabanci University in Istanbul. His professional interests include flexibility within the curriculum and the considered use of technology in the classroom. He occasionally finds time to blog about his life.

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Books

Parsnips in ELT: Stepping out of the Comfort Zone (Vol. 2)
Price: Free! Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Step out of your ELT comfort zone by trying some PARSNIP lessons. This ebook has 7 lesson plans for ELT teachers that cover Politics, Alcohol, Religion, Sex, Narcotics, Isms and Pork in an engaging and enjoyable style. Written by Rob Howard, Noreen Lam, David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Mike Smith, T. Veigga and Phil Wade.
PARSNIPS in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 1)
Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
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Step out of your ELT comfort zone by trying some PARSNIP lessons. This ebook has 7 lesson plans for ELT teachers that cover Politics, Alcohol, Religion, Sex, Narcotics, Isms and Pork in an engaging and enjoyable style. Written by Mike JC Smith, Cecilia Lemos, David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Katherine Bilsborough, Noreen Lam, Phil Wade and cover designed by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
Death in Riyadh: A cautionary tale for expat language teachers in the Middle East
Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
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In March, 2011, an illegal drinking session got under way on an expatriate residential compound in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Andrew Cannon, 41, and Robert Colman, 57, were both said to have ‘had a tendency to become violent with alcohol’ and fell out at some point during the session. The falling out would then lead to an exchange of physical blows. This book follows the events that transpired...
Investigating the Emotional and Physical Aspects of the Language Classroom
Price: Free! Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Classroom management
In the first part of this book we focus on the various theories that discuss the emotional side of classroom management, encompassing the methods of organization, administration, teaching and enforcing discipline in our language classrooms. We follow in the second part with four chapters focusing on the physical nature of classroom management.
The Good Guy Greg Guide to Motivating Language Learners
Price: Free! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
In part 1 we look at contemporary theories of motivation, with questions to help reflect on instances when we’ve encountered students who've exhibited particular motivational problems. In part two we examine a series of scenarios that revolve around our unlikely teacher hero: Good Guy Greg. Greg helps us work through issues and leads us towards practical techniques for solving motivational issues.
Using Games in the Language Classroom
Price: Free! Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Contents: 10 good reasons why we should use games in the language classroom; Are we really sure about using games in the language classroom?; The 9 golden rules of using games in the language classroom; 3 strategies for incorporating games into beginner level classes; Great kids games to use with adult language learners; 3 great games for verb tense review; Using games to teach vocabulary?
How to Present at a Language Teacher’s Conference
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
One of the most rewarding ways of becoming more involved in our profession, I believe, is through presenting at a language teacher's conference. Over the course of the four chapters of this book you’ll find a series of steps, starting from attending a conference and leading up to presenting, which guide you towards getting ready for a conference presentation.

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