#IATEFL - Research and Teaching: Bridging the gap

Patsy Lightbown, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Applied Linguistics), and Nina Spada, Professor (Second Language Education), and co-authors of the prize-winning book How Languages are Learned… 524 more words

Professional Development

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Apr - May 2015

O Webinar, Webinar, wherefore art thou Webinar?

Worry not because they’re all right here in this post! Here’s a list of free online events for ELT educators between April and May 2015.

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Storytelling in the classroom | Webinar summary

This is a summary for a webinar that took place a couple of weeks ago that I didn’t find time to write up but it deserves to be written up so I’m squeezing out some time for it now. 1,793 more words

Initial teacher training: valuing and creating opportunities for critical incidents

This is the first post in a series on initial teacher training that I’ll be writing between now and IATEFL Manchester, where I’ll have a talk titled ‘Initial teacher training: challenges and innovations in course design’. 940 more words

Teacher Development

Inclusive Education

Education should be inclusive at all levels and ensure the access of disabled children and teenagers to the same general education offered to all. Their right to equal educational opportunities is our obligation as educators. 278 more words


Managers and identity crises

I remember when I first got my current job back in 2001, it was decided that my job definition would be Director of Education. This was because the associations with the title Director of Education would allow for my role in the company to move in more directions and be more open-ended than if I had been given the more conventional title of Director of Studies. 659 more words

ELT Management Posts

Get them speaking & learning with digital icebreakers | Webinar summary

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato

This is a round-up of activities shared by the ever-prolific and resourceful Shelly Terrell in last week’s IATEFL webinar.

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