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Teacher training and Development

#ELTchat 9 years in

N.B. A shorter version of this post originally appeared in the Garnet Education Blog   The story behind #ELTchat Back in 2010, a bunch of us TEFL people thought that we should start a Twitter hashtag for teachers in English Language Teaching.  Twitter hashtags (#) had already been around for a couple of years, mainly for…
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December 2018 Newsletter

A look back over 2018 The Year in Numbers at CELT Athens 8 FREE MONTHLY WEBINARS 4 CAMBRIDGE DELTA COURSES 10 CAMBRIDGE CELTA COURSES Our free monthly webinars started in 2017 are just one of the ways of giving back to our community which has made us a top teacher development centre. In the past…
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What is your Distance Delta Course Like?

Most people think of a platform like Moodle or a course where you log in, read/study material left by your tutors and write your responses in a discussion forum but never get to talk to anyone. Most distance courses are. Such courses suit many teacher candidates very well. They provide time for individual study and…
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MATE: Moroccan Teachers’ Association – my first MATE conference

Some snapshots from my first Moroccan conference in Llayoune, in the south of the country, with the Sahara desert surrounding the city.

Θέλετε να εργασθείτε το καλοκαίρι στην Αγγλία;

Για όσους ενδιαφέρονται για μια εκπαιδευτική καριέρα εκτός των συνόρων μας. Τα τελευταία χρόνια, η επικοινωνία μας με τα κέντρα διδασκαλίας σε άλλες χώρες και ιδιαίτερα σε καλοκαιρινά προγράμματα, έχει δημιουργήσει μια νέα γενιά καθηγητών Αγγλικής γλώσσας που είναι επιθυμητοί σαν προσωρινό, αλλά και σε κάποιες περιπτώσεις, μόνιμο προσωπικό στην Μ. Βρετανία, Καναδά και άλλες…
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CPD in your pajamas

This is an article I wrote with Shaun Wilden in July 2017 and am including a short introduction just to put new friends in the picture of how these particular ideas came to be and how we navigate our careers and learning these days. I met Shaun in 2010, when my online PLN (Personal Learning…
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The Cambridge Delta Handbook

Download the Cambridge Delta Handbook containing information on all three modules. You can do so by clicking on the image or the link below. Delta Handbook 2015

Student made games

Market produced and teacher-prepared games have an important role to plan in the language classroom. Enjoyable and engaging, they draw attention away from too much preoccupation with accuracy and create the need to talk, spurred by the desire to play and, of course, win! However true this may be, the language used by learners in…
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Celebrating 24 years of memories with our videos

Celebrating our anniversary 24 years on  24 years ago,  I found myself having to reboot my ideas about running a teacher development centre and realised that this time I would have to go it on my own. Today, I find myself feeling grateful to all those trainees who entrusted their professional development to CELT Athens.…
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Visualising Process Writing

My new infographic Some time ago, I started trying to learn to make infographics and had an idea for a poster showing a possible lesson following a process orientation to writing. The infographic took quite a bit of work to do. Process was less easy to depict than I had anticipated but here is my…
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