Chaos and dynamism in English Language Teaching The Fractal Approach

More than teaching and translating               

The chaos of everyday life

The author of The Fractal Approach to Teaching English as a Foreign Language divides his time between his ‘day job’ of running a language school and a number of other projects and commitments. Having spent more than thirty years as a translator, lecturer and language teacher, he is still involved in the day-to-day practice of English language teaching, but is also increasingly finding time to express himself through articles, books and other media, and whilst his prime interests are firmly rooted in the fields of language, linguistics and methodology, his interests extend to other areas too. These include not only software development and new media projects but also topics as diverse as chaos theory, health policy, dental technology, Jacobean drama and the Edwardian music hall.

Maurice Claypole BA Hons, MA (Lond), MCIL, CertEd, FCollT, AITI, PhD

Author, Translator and Language Consultant

Article in the Learning English section of the Guardian Weekly

Crowdsourcing and ELT

Book translation. Topics include Primary Care, Appropriateness and Transparency and National Strategies

Health Policy Developments 11

What you always wanted to know about teaching English but were afraid to ask

Controversies in ELT

Selected books and publications

Earlier article on the use of Translation in English language teaching

Learners are getting lost

The author’s personal home page can be found at