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Author of our fabulous series Fun with grammar, Jill Hadfield, tells us about her globetrotting EFL career - from Bordeaux to Madagascar, from Tibet to the Antipodes - and offers some useful tips for aspiring writers.

Tell us about yourself I started out on the road to academia, teaching in a French university and writing a thesis on the novels of Saul Bellow and gradually discovered that I really enjoyed teaching EFL.

It was a very exciting time to be in France as Alan Maley was director of the British Council and there were lots of new ideas flying around. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, etc.

Again, that was an exciting time to be there, with Henry Widdowson and Chris Brumfit as tutors. South Devon were good to us for several years and we had sabbatical leave for various contracts to do development work: setting up a centre in China to teach postgraduate agricultural scientists who wanted to do PhDs in the US or Britain, developing and teaching an undergraduate syllabus at the University of Tibet and setting up resource centres in remote areas in Madagascar and training a team of animateurs pedagogogiques to staff them.

We came on a two-year contract and have been here six years. How would you describe yourself? How did you start your writing career?

At Bordeaux University we ran a writing club for students called Graffiti. Subsequently Harrap asked me to do samples for a coursebook. They never went ahead with the course but my samples had included a game for each unit and they asked if I could do a book of games.

I had very precise demands for the production of the book — A4, spiral bound so it could lie flat on a photocopier, and with a photocopy permit. We were very privileged to be the first foreigners to work there just after Tibet was opened in In the unheated classrooms, I had to get the students up every minutes to do some exercises and I wore so many layers of clothes that I was so fat I could hardly reach my hand up to write on the board.

I dream of going back. What are you most proud of in your teaching and writing career? The series stemmed from the teaching situation in Madagascar where we did not see a single school with any books at all. Outside my EFL career, my proudest achievement is a scheme I set up in Madagascar to enable streetkids to go to school www. What is your most embarrassing teaching moment?

On meeting Ministry of Education officials the first evening, we found that the course was in fact for teacher-trainers! What is your favourite joke? I love the creativity, the sense of identity, the confidence and the group solidarity this creates. What are your tips for becoming an EFL author?


Elementary Communication Games



Jill Hadfield


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