Tag: IATEFL 2016

What does it mean to be a teacher of English?

This is a summary of a talk held by Jack C. Richards at IATEFL 2016 on Friday 15th April 2016. I'm afraid I'm not as hot-off-the-press as people who seem to the spend the entire conference tweeting and typing... but for those who couldn't attend, here are the main tenet's of the talk. Feel free to … Continue reading What does it mean to be a teacher of English?

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IATEFL 2016 Birmingham – What I’m hoping for

I didn't go to IATEFL's annual conference last year.  I just somehow thought that I'd been to so many conferences and just wasn't getting enough out of it; no value for money, so to speak. To be honest I think I felt a bit jaded: always trying to 'make the most' of attending conferences, writing copious … Continue reading IATEFL 2016 Birmingham – What I’m hoping for

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 7) Conferences

So, it's the last day in my 7 days of posts on CPD for ELT teachers. If you've missed any so far, here are the links... Blogs  Reflection Groups & Learning Networks  Magazines & Journals  Peer Observation  Professional Organisations  Seminars & Workshops All of the first six 'ways' could be done from the comfort of your … Continue reading 7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 7) Conferences

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 5) Professional Organisations

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 5) Professional Organisations

For those who are keeping up, this is blog post #5 in my series on CPD for ELT teachers. If you've missed the previous days' posts, you can find them by clicking these links: Blogs (1st March) Reflection Groups & Learning Networks (2 March) Magazines & Journals (3 March) Peer Observation (4 March) And now for number five: Professional … Continue reading 7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 5) Professional Organisations