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7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 6) Seminars & Workshops

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 6) Seminars & Workshops

So, day and way #6 in this series on CPD for ELT teachers. So far, most of my ideas for CPD activities were things you could do at home, or at least pretty close to home - most from the comfort of your own sofa! For example: Blogs (1st March) Reflection Groups & Learning Networks (2 March) … Continue reading 7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development 6) Seminars & Workshops

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7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development – 3) ELT Magazines & Journals

7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development – 3) ELT Magazines & Journals

This is post number 3 in my series “7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development” in which I’m sharing ideas on how to integrate CPD easily into your teaching-packed lives! So far I've talked about 1) Blogs, and 2) Reflection Groups & Learning Networks.  Today’s Way is… ELT Magazines & Journals To further develop as a professional … Continue reading 7 Days 7 Ways: Continued Professional Development – 3) ELT Magazines & Journals

Introduction to CLIL – Content & Language Integrated Learning

I am currently co-teaching a class on cultural studies and how culture can be taught and used within an EFL classroom. Imagine my surprise on hearing that my students - future EFL teachers at German secondary schools - had never heard of CLIL. The last couple of IATEFL conferences have been brimming with presentations and … Continue reading Introduction to CLIL – Content & Language Integrated Learning

Are Detailed Objectives Really Necessary in Lesson Plans?

Lesson planning is usually a key component on English Language teacher training courses.  However, practising teachers rarely draw up such detailed plans as they are taught to on training courses. Thus questions arise as to whether it is really necessary to describe course, lesson and activity aims in such detail and what the benefits of … Continue reading Are Detailed Objectives Really Necessary in Lesson Plans?