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 →
Delta Module 2 - Developing Professional Practice, a.k.a The big one. This is what Delta is famous (or perhaps infamous?) for. It is the module where everything about your teaching is put under a microscope, you are asked to go further into the world of ELT and linguistics, and you complete a seemingly endless amount... Continue Reading →
If you have stumbled across this post and are wondering what Delta is, please go to my first post and then come back. So, Module 1. Have you ever walked into a situation thinking you had everything under control and then realised you were massively unequipped to be there? Well, that's pretty much how most teachers... Continue Reading →
Before doing Delta I had in my mind that Delta was an impossible-to-conquer beast that only those teachers with years and years of experience would even consider taking on. Now, whilst I certainly wouldn't recommend taking on Delta with less than two, perhaps even three years of experience, I would, however, recommend viewing it differently than... Continue Reading →