Category Archives: Teacher training

A few quick tips for giving TEFL conference presentations

The mighty mmcmorrow has just offered these valuable tidbits of advice over on the general discussion forum. I’ve given a few conference presentations – some have gone down well, others have been a bit flat or manic. The first time … Continue reading

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Why the CELTA is the wrong course for many who take it

The ever wonderful Martin McMorrow has just shared the following statistics concerning the demographic profile of Celta candidates on the ELT World forum: 26% of candidates were over 40, 10% of these were over 50 and 2.5% over 60 68% … Continue reading

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A quite frankly excessive promo flyer for a conference

Not only can you win prizes, you can even attend presentations. BTW, I actually know one of the people in the pictures. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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The TEFL ‘Catch 22′ and how we can escape it (part one)

A couple of recent Alex Case articles have addressed the issue of pay in TEFL and its implications. I greatly enjoy Alex’s blog, as those of you who come here regularly will know, but I feel I needed to respond … Continue reading

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Methods of teaching foreign languages PDF

‘Methods of teaching foreign languages’ is the latest in the series of free downloadable articles giving background information on the TEFL profession.This article looks at methods of teaching foreign languages: The grammar translation method, The direct method, The audio-lingual method, … Continue reading

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Old post revisited: Was your Four-week TEFL Course Worth it?

This again is in reponse to an article on big Alex’s TEFL Tastic blog questioning the merits of doing the CELTA course. The respondents, of which I was the first, seem to agree that the author’s opinions need to be … Continue reading

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Shuttles from JFK to NYC

I’ve talked in the past about my wish to get back to the Big Appe at the soonest opportunity, and it’s now good to know that I can travel in the knowledge that I can relax when I eventually land … Continue reading

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Aviation English training set to 'take off'

First of all, sorry, that pun is so lame I’m embarrassed to have put it in the title. Now, down to important business. Do you know your autonomous integrity monitor from your airborne data link processor? What do you mean … Continue reading

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Online conference anyone?

The 7th Annual International Online Conference (IOC) for Teaching and Learning takes place March 30-31, 2009, completely online and features keynotes, presentations and workshop sessions by and for education professionals. IOC includes a variety of ways to connect with and … Continue reading

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If you Really must Go to that TEFL Conference…

Alex ‘TEFLTastic‘ Case is fast emerging as my favourite TEFL blogger. Where the man finds time to sleep is beyond me, such is his prolific rate, not only of writing new articles but also for producing materials and teaching ideas … Continue reading

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