Book Reviews

Uncover John – English for All edition

This week we spoke to Jo Ratcliff, who has been involved in developing Uncover John Seeker Bible Studies – English for All Edition. Her contribution was to help simplify the original Uncover John studies so that they can more easily be used with internationals. And Jo herself knows only too well the struggle to find… Read more »

Lessons with Laughter

Photocopiable Lessons for Different Levels by George Woolard. CENGAGE ELT; 1 Spi edition (1 Jan. 1996). 94 pages. ISBN-10: 1899396357 ISBN-13: 978-1899396351   Marina, could you tell us about this book and why it was written? This book was created to introduce British humour to English lessons. The author, George Woolard, is an experienced ELT… Read more »

The Prodigal Prophet

The story of Jonah is perhaps among the most familiar in the whole Bible.   Jonah, a zealous, religious Israelite, who loves his people and his country, receives a calling from God to go and preach a message of repentance to a nation living in sin- to Israel’s very enemies.   We all know the… Read more »

Quench: Café Culture and Evangelism

This book is about finding ways of communicating truth to people in ways that they can relate to. The author states: ‘we don’t need to make the Bible relevant. It already is relevant. All we want to do is communicate the message of the Bible to people in their context’. If you’re considering ways that… Read more »

So to Speak

So you teach English to migrants? Firstly, your skills are invaluable and in great demand! Only this year, the government released a report which looked at the impact of community-based English language provision, and concluded that what you’re doing ‘increases English language ability and encourages wider social integration’. As teachers, we are already aware of… Read more »