Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Borja Uruñuela

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series.

Borja Uruñuela

A short time ago, I had the pleasure to sit down with trainer, manager, school owner, and author, Borja Uruñuela for the first Sponge Chat. For those of you that don’t know Borja, he is one of the owners of St. James, one of the most well-known language academies in Spain, as well as a prominent figure within ACEIA and TESOL, having been teaching and training for well over twenty-five years. I’ve seen Borja present at various ACEIA conferences many times, and every time I had the ‘that-was-a-great-session’ feeling. Because of this, I felt he was the perfect person to kick off the new video series.

In our talk, which can be seen here on the Sponge ELT YouTube channel or listen to in the podcast below, we spoke about many things from starting out as a non-native teacher and moving into teacher training, to tips on how to become a teacher trainer. A massive thank you to Borja for taking the time to sit down with me – it was insightful, rewarding, and I can’t wait to catch up again!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

If you don’t feel like watching the Sponge Chat, feel free to listen to the podcast on Spotify!

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant SPONGE ELT

In the latest Sponge Chat, I sat down with teacher, trainer and author, Adrian Tennant. We got to speak about some really interesting aspects of teacher training, especially the importance of understanding the context in which you are working. 
  1. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant
  2. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matt Ellman
  3. Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Silvina Mascitti
  4. Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur
  5. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with Emily Bryson


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