I’m a ESOL , EFL and English teacher and writer and have been teaching for a very long time. In fact, teaching is the only real job I’ve had, apart from my adventuring days when I was among many things, a cow farmer, a guitarist, a singer, a builder and an unskilled labourer.

I also write novels. Each one takes me years to complete and I’m not sure why I bother. They give me something to think about  while I’m riding my bike to work. Here’s the latest one called ‘Warmstone’…it’s about primitive viking people, a father and his dying son and huge iron giants. It was published in spring 2016 and you can get yourself a copy by clicking the picture or clicking here.

Now I have to finish the other books I started.

brown warmstone

I won’t get onto it now but I also play washboard in a legendary skiffle band….


8 Comments on “About”

  1. Narelle says:

    Thanks for your fantastic teaching resources and wealth of ideas! I’m a little bit sad that I didn’t find your blog sooner. I’ve got four weeks until the end of my 6-year teaching career (going to open an Aussie pub next). Keep up the good work!🙂

  2. Chris Speck says:

    Thanks Narelle, good luck the Aussie pub! Sounds fantastic! You in the UK?

  3. dave says:

    Excellent blog, Chris! So many superb ideas! I stumbled across it researching an article I am writing about smartphone use in EFL classes. Can I reference this blog in the article?

  4. David Clayton says:

    Hi Chris,

    I would love to send you the article. Can you tell me what format you would prefer and where to send it to?



  5. Dave says:

    Ok Chris I’ll send it as a Word Doc in a couple of hours.



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