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 and Materials Writing with Lindsay Warwick SPONGE ELT

In the fifth Sponge Chat, I got to sit down with teacher, trainer and materials writer, Linsday Warwick. She shared her journey from teacher to trainer/materials writer, some challenges she faced along the way, and some advice she has for teachers looking to make similar career moves within ELT.
  1. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with Lindsay Warwick
  2. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Monica Ruda-Peachey
  3. Sponge Chats – Fresh into teacher training with Rachel Tsateri
  4. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Chris Roland
  5. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Borja Uruñuela

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