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August 2019 - Year 21 - Issue 4

ISSN 1755-9715

To The Editor

Letter 1

Afternoon Hania

Thought you might like to know that you can get my novel, Hellyer’s Trip, as an audiobook on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. The narrator, Matthew Garrill, is a gifted actor and has brought the characters and setting to life.                                                         

Readers can listen to a sample chapter for on this link:

And if they like what they hear can contact me for a free Audible Code to download the whole book, specifying either or

And the good news is that here’s a code for you to get it free from Audible. And I’d be delighted to give free codes to the first five hlt subscribers/members of your network who contact me at

A press review of the print edition:

The accidental spy has always been a popular figure in espionage fiction, a reluctant agent’s predicament being a good way of engaging readers’ sympathies for an essentially unlovable trade.

Hellyer’s Trip by Philip Prowse is the first in a series about Nick Hellyer, a literature student kicked out of Cambridge University in 1966 after a psychedelia-related indiscretion in sinful London.

He’s given an opportunity to win redemption, and indeed avoid the magistrate’s court, by taking up a post as a teacher in Alexandria. With, of course, a few other duties on the side, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

Nick enjoys his clandestine involvements with lonely diplomatic wives but things become considerably more serious as the secret world counts down to the Six Days War.

This author knows and conveys his chosen period and place well, aided by a central character who displays exactly the right balance between naivety and foxiness.

Morning Star 24 May 2018

All best as always

Philip Prowse


Letter 2

Dear Hania,

Thanks for sending me your pdfs. Just one more word : HLT approach to teaching inspires lots of teachers in Belgium and I never fail to mention this extraordinary source of inspiration and information in the context of my missions.

Again, thanks Pilgrims for being J.

I really hope to see you soon.


Carine Gyergyàk


Letter 3

Dear Editor,

(…) Allow me to tell you that found out about HLT a few years ago and can assure that it has been of great assistance in  our field to the extent that we encouraging colleagues to read HLT extensively.
Best regards,

Azzeddine and Mohamed


Letter 4

Dear Hania,

Thank you so much for sending each and every of the latest issue of HLT magazine to me. I am writing to tell you that articles written by ELT teachers around the world do inspire me to try different methods in my own lessons. I learn a lot from other writers for the magazine. I would like to thank you for your hard work and persistence, without your extraordinary work, green hand writers like me would not get our original ideas appreciated, guided and published. May the magazine live a long life and may we all be able to give it support for a long time.

Best wishes,

Fuqin Pan

Renmin University, Suzhou Campus, China


Letter 5

Hello, I wrote an article in February, it's gotten popular, I don't recall sending the link to you, here it is, hope you don't mind. Cheers!

 Adam Borowski


Letter 6

Hi Hania, 

How are things? I just wanted to ask you if it would be ok for you to add my blog for teachers to the befriended websites in "Our Partners" section o HLT mag. This entry has proved very popular in the last couple of days

In addition, I think it would be very useful for readers to have a section where HLT reviews a blog for teachers, in the same way you do reviews for books. Then, if you review a blog (some generate a lot of traffic), in exchange, they might befriend you and HLT (and Pilgrims) and then promote you as well. 


Daniel Martin


Letter 7

Dear Everybody

I should like to share three webpages I have built for our Learning English through Drama website.

The first is a beautiful and inspiring story, “The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time” If any of you know of any children (or grown up children!) who would be inspired to imitate bird calls, please share.

The second is a nativity play that we were asked write and produce for a Buddhist school in Bangkok

The third, “Beauty and the Beast” contains at the end the beautiful poem that Simara was inspired to write:

Love from

Shaun MacLoughlin


Letter 8

Hello Sunday posters,

This week, I have a gift for you. It's a short PDF ebook titled Four Video Techniques – Four Story Principles. In the ebook, I outline a practical approach to using video in the classroom. I think you'll find it useful. Click here to download the ebook [5.4 MB]

I would love to know what you think about the ideas that I share in the ebook. Feedback and questions are welcome.
Have a great week and thanks for being a subscriber.
Jamie :)


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