Mario Rinvolucri

Mario Rinvolucri is a founding member of Pilgrims and has worked with them as an EFL teacher and teacher trainer since 1974.  He is the co-author of  many books about methodology of ELT. Some of his well known books are Grammar games, Once upon a time, Vocabulary, Creative writing, Humanising your course book and many others. He is currently learning advanced level French C1-2, Albanian at a cheerful  A1 level both languages with private tutors. For German Mario goes to a group of old pensioners and wobbles along at a wobbly B1 level, sharing the group’s joy at having no teacher.  Ohne Lehrer kann man viel besser atmen!  He also helps a neighbour to practice her A2/B1 conversational  Italian.

Earlier in his life he was involved in writing 20 ELF  and DaF Teacher Resource Books , mostly  co-authoring with a wide spread of Pilgrims Teachers and Trainers.

Events by Mario

Workshop - Teaching ORAL British English Arrow

In the late days of the last century Carter and McCarthy, backed by CUP, assembled a LARGE Oral corpus and discovered many new facts about spoken as opposed to written British English. An example: “ She was telling me that ......” implies that the reporting speaker has a familiar relationship w...


In this session you will have a chance to explore the way in which YOU listen and read. Together we will explore how DELETION, DISTORTION and ELABORATION work when you are listening or reading. It will become apparent how powerfully you process what flows into your brain just as you process food as...

Looking forward to seeing you
all in Bratislava

7th-8th June 2019