This blog was created with all English Language Teachers in mind: whether you have recently qualified, have 20 years of experience or are a Teacher Trainer, there should hopefully be something here for you.
I have been fortunate enough to have completed a number of training courses and qualifications, most of which cost a substantial amount of money, such as the Cambridge DELTA, the IH Certificate in Teacher Training and an MA in English Language and Linguistics. With this in mind, the aim of this blog is to share and disseminate the knowledge and skills from these courses. Why? Because not everyone is able to access such courses, yet not because of a lack of willingness but because of other impeding means.
Through a mix of topical posts, comments and discussions to share and develop ideas, together we will develop English Language Teaching.
I completed the CELTA at IH Wroclaw (Poland) in August 2011 and I completed the DELTA at IH Newcastle (UK) in autumn 2014. I have an MA in English Language and Linguistics. I have also completed the IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology (online) in 2013 and the IH Certificate in Teacher Training (online) in 2015.
I have taught adults and Young Learners General English and Business English in Dresden (Germany), Oxford (UK), Poznan / Torun (Poland) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). I also teach English for Academic Purposes at the University of Newcastle (UK).
I have worked in ELT management since September 2013. I was the Senior Teacher at IH Torun (Poland) and the Assistant Director of Studies at IH Buenos Aires (Argentina). I am particularly interested in Teacher Training and Development.
If you like the ethos of this blog and wish to contribute your experience, knowledge and ideas for other ELT professionals to benefit from, please get in touch using the contact details below.
I am always on the look-out for recent publications, new ideas in teaching, and innovative approaches to methodology. If you would like to suggest something, share an idea, or simply make a comment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.