Catrin Ahston on how she applies EPI to TESOL in her classroom (Part 2)

This is the sequel to the previous brilliant blog post in which Catrin, a TESOIL teacher, outlines how she applies EPI in her teaching.


Kate May’s deep-dive doc

Here’s a link to a downloadable document that Heads of Modern Foreign Languages in England should find very useful. Authored by a very talented and hard-working Head of Languages, the document provides the content of her ‘deep dive’ with an OFSTED inspector and details how she has implemented and adapted E.P.I. in her school, managing to get 100% of her year 8 students to take up MFL as a GCSE subject at her school.

Ofsted deep-dive help sheet (

Kate May’s bio

Kate May, whose twitter handle is @katemayt, is a Head of Languages in an inner-London school. She is a whole school Teaching & Learning lead and runs a teacher research community. Kate is studying MA Education at King’s College, specialising in Language teaching & women in leadership.

Catrin Ashton on how she uses my approach, Extensive Processing Instruction (EPI), with her ESOL learners (Part 1)

In this brilliant post, Catrin Ashton, an ESOL teacher, details how she has applied my methodology, Extensive Processing Instruction, in her lessons. Reading the post, I couldn’t help being WOWed by her passion for teaching, her determination to perfect her craft and the enthusiasm with which she has embraced the methodology. I truly look forward to the second and third part of this great post.

I strongly recommend this article to teachers of any languages, be it EFL, ESL, ESOL or MFL/ ML/WL/LOTE.