When I first approached Mike several months ago for an interview, his initial response was that he didn’t think himself quite cutting-edge enough to be featured here, thinking of one of the by-lines of this blog. I managed to convince him of his worth, but, unfortunately, he couldn’t schedule it until now.
I apologise for the length of this interview, but I wasn’t willing to edit out any particular section, so take your time, do watch all three parts, and I’m sure you’ll agree Mike has something to offer all of us. 🙂
Mike Harrison teaches ESOL in south east London, where he grapples with the challenges of teaching English in the Further Education sector. Perhaps non-typical of an ELT body, he has not back-packed around the world (although one day who knows…), though he enjoyed teaching for a year in Spain. The Iberian Peninsula, and its culture have fascinated him since he studied Spanish at university, and he is a keen Pedro Almodóvar cinephile. He keeps a blog at www.mikejharrison.com and tweets as @harrisonmike.