John Hughes: Learning from Each Other is the Only Way to Understanding

We’re fortunate to have John Hughes with us this year for the eltforum conference. He shares a bit about his work in an interview with our Martina here…

ELTforum.sk Conference 2015

Interview by Martina Bednarikova

Every great teacher is a great artist. Unfortunately, there are as few great teachers as there are any other great artists. John Hughes, ELT Forum 2014 workshop presenter, knows very well that in order to fulfil his potential what he does in life has to be consistent with what he teaches. That’s the only way teaching might truly become the greatest of the arts, since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

Slovak Chamber of English Teachers (SCET): John Hughes How did you get started in materials writing? Where do you find inspiration and ideas for the materials you write?

John Hughes (JH): From the moment I started teaching I wanted to create materials. Not because I thought the course books were poor – in fact I learnt a lot from using the materials of good writers – but I liked to supplement the books and to write…

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