This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin's ELT Playbook 1. The task - What do you know? In short, I had to choose a learner or group and brainstorm everything that I know about them, including strengths, weaknesses, motivations, etc. Part 1 - The group profile The... Continue Reading →
If you've been reading my blog or done Delta and looked at other Delta blogs, you will most definitely have come across Sandy Millin's blog. It is a phenomenal resource and Sandy provides excellent advice, tips and news on a whole range of ELT-related topics, not just Delta. Earlier this year, Sandy released her book ELT... Continue Reading →
Note: If you would like to cover the background theory and the reasoning behind a lot these activities, please read Part 1. The How? So, hopefully, you've read the What? and the Why? and now you're on the lookout for the How?, i.e. the activities and tasks that can be used in the language classroom to really help your learners... Continue Reading →
Part 1 - The What? and the Why? Have you ever been given a class that you really had no idea how to teach or what content to cover? I'm sure you have. One of my first classes like this was the ever-so-popular conversation class. I remember working in Italy and the language academy I... Continue Reading →
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.
Even after five years, I still get butterflies in my stomach come first day of term. In my opinion, the first day of term is one of the most important as there is a need at all levels to both establish rapport with your learners and lay down the 'ground rules'. But how can you... Continue Reading →
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 differences... Continue Reading →
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!
So, Module 1 is language and methodology, and Module 2 is professional practice and being assessed on your teaching - what is Module 3? In a nutshell, Module 3 is designing a course for a particular group of learners (sounds fairly straightforward, right?). The aim of this blog post is to give you guys an... Continue Reading →