How Can Newly-Qualified Teachers Best Use What They Learn In The First Few Years Of Their Career To Develop Into Successful Teachers?


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#ELTchat is a group of ELT professionals discussing topics of interest every Wednesday at 12pm or 9pm on rotation. Every Saturday, one of the moderators puts up a blog post on the #ELTchat Blog asking teachers who follow #ELTchat to propose some topics for the next chats. #ELTchat followers can go to that post and suggest topics in the comments under the blog post. On Sunday evening, the moderators review the topics and create an online poll. #ELTchat followers are then invited to vote on the topics until Wednesday morning (

This week’s topic was “How can newly-qualified teachers best use what they learn in the first few years of their career to develop into successful Teachers?” Click here for the transcript of the discussion. Continue reading

Give It A Voice: An online project for English Language Teachers

How many times have you tried writing your own script for listening tasks but not being able to convince anyone in the staffroom of the school you teach to record it for you?

I have faced this problem many times, especially during teacher training courses (creating original material is of great importance when being observed.

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So You Think You Can… Delta?

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 One of my CELTA tutors once had said that courses like the CELTA and Delta ones are like the army: you can talk about them to death but only those who have followed one of these courses will be able to understand you.

So, the intensive course is over, submission of all assignments for all modules is over, and results have been announced and are satisfying. Two months after the completion of the course (and after receiving various requests from Facebook friends) I am writing some final thoughts about the modular Delta course. Continue reading