Teaching Skills

teaching skills being shared

Teaching skills are often overlooked by teachers. We can sometimes undervalue ourselves as a consequence. Teaching skills make us highly valuable. You just have to look and find the positives. We look at just a few teaching skills and how we use them in the classroom. Culturally Aware By the very nature of teaching English, you interact with many people of […]

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Professional Development

Taking professional development seriously

Professional Development is a valuable tool. Teacher training is an important aspect of a teachers development. When applying for a job, teachers should take into account an employers seriousness to helping a teacher to better themselves. There are many different elements that can contribute to teachers professional developement. They can be formal qualifications, like the Cambridge DELTA or the CELTYL. […]

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Excitement Management

Excitement Management

Excitement Management My tutors on my CELTYL were really focused on this aspect of the class. They made us think about the type of activity, specifically how the students would react by it. We classified activities as ‘stirrers’ and ‘settlers’. When planning classes we would alternate activities so that students would get stirred up and excited, the next activity settled […]

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Twitter ELT Chats

Twitter ELT chats

Twitter ELT Chats Twitter are a great way to develop your teacher network, grow your teaching repertiore and gather new teaching ideas. If you are a fan of Twitter there are some fantastic organised chats available for discussing English language teaching. Twitter ELT chats usually have a predetermined topic to discuss. Using a particular hashtag allows people to follow the discussion. […]

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CELTA in Vietnam: Part 4

celta in vietnam

My last week of doing my CELTA in Vietnam. Woop woop, my final teaching practice was on Tuesday morning, 60 minutes and then I’m done. My final lesson was on grammar. The main aim was to present and practice the MFP of ‘going to’ in the context of future plans. I chose grammar not because I was good, actually I […]

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