Back in February of 2021, Cambridge published the first Cambridge Element in Language Teaching (they have loads of other really interesting Elements series for those that are interested) – Language Teacher Educator Identity, written by Gary Barkhuizen. I recently got myself a copy, and as usual the Element delivered. This Element, however, was perhaps oneContinue reading “Review: Cambridge Elements – Language Teacher Educator Identity – Gary Barkhuizen”
Tag Archives: Development
Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Emma Heyderman
Last week I got to sit down with established materials writer Emma Heyderman, who has written many materials including titles such as Compact Key for Schools and Complete PET. She was kind enough to share her journey from teacher to materials writer (and trainer and academic manager) as well as her thoughts on her workContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Emma Heyderman”
Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Development with Thom Kiddle, Director of NILE
This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. In the ninth Sponge Chat, I had the pleasure to sit down with Thom Kiddle, the director of NILE and board member of many other associations including Eaquals and AQUEDUTO. We got to talk about Thom’s journey from teacher to trainer and from trainer to trainerContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Development with Thom Kiddle, Director of NILE”
Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 8
This is part of the series Cambridge Train the Trainer. Boom! Last week done. And it was a big week. I kind of don’t even really know where to start – there was so much great information and stuff that we were involved in. Let’s start general and then get specific, it’s easier that way.Continue reading “Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 8”
Lesson planning and reducing planning time
A short post with some ideas to make your planning more efficient.
30 mins with Jo Tomlinson from Target English
I’m here today with Jo Tomlinson, an award-winning ELT author, course developer, teacher trainer and English teacher with over 16 years experience in the industry.
Delta – The Alternatives
The Pond. In the world of ELT qualifications, the Cambridge Delta often takes the spotlight and it can be quite difficult to hear about any other diploma-level qualifications unless you go looking. This post aims to give you a brief overview of some of the other diploma-level qualifications available to English teachers, what the differencesContinue reading “Delta – The Alternatives”
Review: ELT Lesson Observation & Feedback Handbook – Jeanette Barsdell
Book Review: ELT Lesson Observation & Feedback Handbook – Jeanette Barsdell
A short review of what I like to think of as a must-have teacher trainer book. Enjoy!