Tag: CELTA

Training and Development for Teachers and Learners

Our CELTA pass rate – steady at 100%

You may wonder how that is possible! Of course, we are careful to select candidates who have a good potential for success! Before Each Course We screen them – to find out if they have the required knowledge and ability to analyse language We test them – to see how quickly they can think; our…
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A Little & Often: Integrating Technology on Teacher Development Courses

<![CDATA[A few months ago (April-June 2011*)  I wrote a report on a survey on the use of technology amongst CELTA tutors. The results were rather disheartening and the prevailing attitudes among many of my respondents ranged from the completely negative (“It is not our job/place to introduce technology on CELTA courses; there are more important…
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Advance Organisers – How they Connect the Reading Experience

Reading is a highly complex activity and, yet, in the foreign language classroom, it is often approached as if texts are just collections of words and grammatical patterns which students, if only they could analyse and decipher them, would be able to arrive at the overall meaning of the text. But, is this what happens…
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Tradition Revisited & Revamped: "Something old, something new…."

<![CDATA[ What are the good things you can draw from each of the approaches labelled traditional? How have you adapted them or changed them/renovated them and how do you integrate them into your teaching practice? The discussions during the #ELTchat of November 10 had us running in two directions: there were those colleagues who wanted…
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Animating Stories

<![CDATA[I have been playing with story animation tools for a long time, learning from colleagues' blogs and links on Twitter.  Recent posts include Burcu Akyol’s  4-3-2-1 Action! Online Tools For Making Movies in the Language Classroom and Shelly Terrell’s presentation on Digital Storytelling which includes some excellent ideas. Here are a few additional ones, which…
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What about your concept questions? The famous CCQ's

CCQ’s – in the TEFL jargon which we all use – are those questions which you need to ask right after you have taught something or are revising  a lexical item a group of words a grammar point a functional exponent   Generations of my CELTA, TEFL and DELTA trainees have agonised over their CCQ’s and this…
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