Teacher training and professional development

Teacher training courses and professional development articles and tips for for English language teachers.

  • All on Board in 2020: Meet the New ELTABB Team!

    Once again, another year has gently passed us by. And here we are – the newly elected ELTABB board – suddenly finding ourselves in a globally unprecedented situation! But fear thee not: amidst home office, toilet paper shortage and […]

  • Supporting every teacher: Fun Skills Home Booklet Level 2

    Meet Sage the Squirrel, Checklist Buddy and friends, created by kids around the world, who guide and entertain you through the exciting journey of Fun Skills. Fun preparation for Pre A1 Starters, practising the skills you need for exam day. […]

  • Supporting every teacher: the week in teaching online resources #3

    As most of the globe remains in stages of self-distancing or lockdown, our support for those teaching online continues. Below is our collection of online teaching resources from this week. We shared advice from our experts on bringing your […]

  • Supporting every teacher: how to teach remotely with Mindset

    This week we continue our ‘how to’ guides series to support teachers working from home. Many teachers are using our course books and digital resources in a virtual classroom. This post focuses on how to teach remotely with Mindset, our […]

  • Combining exams and life skills

    Teaching exam classes is challenging. Lessons can be so exam-focused that everything else like ‘real’ life and authentic communication are squeezed out. Teachers and students may wonder why a focus on non-exam comprehension, like life […]

  • Supporting every teacher: 5 top tips to stay fit & active in lockdown

    In order for us all to stay healthy, many Governments are currently advising us to maintain exercise at home or, as in the UK’s case, outside once a day. This can help to look after your health and wellbeing and keep you as fit & active as […]

  • Supporting every teacher: Fun Skills Home Booklet Level 4

    The Fun Skills home booklet has fun preparation for A1 Movers practising the skills needed for exam day. Great family fun with ‘Fun boost’ activities and exciting video stories where characters, created by kids, bring everything to life! […]

  • Supporting every teacher: how to teach remotely with Four Corners

    This week we continue our ‘how to’ guides series to support teachers working from home. Subsequently, teachers are now using our course books and digital resources in a virtual classroom. This post focuses on how to teach remotely with […]

  • Supporting every teacher: how to teach remotely with Objective

    This week we continue our ‘how to’ guides series to support teachers working from home. Subsequently, many teachers are using our course books and digital resources in a virtual classroom. This post focuses on a guide on how to teach […]

  • Supporting every teacher: how to teach remotely with Open World

    This week we continue our ‘how to’ guides series to support teachers working from home. Many are using our course books and digital resources in a virtual classroom. This post focuses on how to teach remotely with one of our courses for […]

  • Supporting every teacher: how to teach remotely with Super Minds

    This week we continue our ‘how to’ guides series to support teachers working with our course books and digital resources in a virtual classroom. This post includes a guide on how to teach one of our Primary courses, Super Minds. […]

  • Online Learning: How Coaching Principles can Help ELT Professionals Embrace the New Normal

    Many teachers, trainers and organizations are finding themselves suddenly remote, and the behaviors that surround online learning are different from in-person training. Within this new opportunity for ELT businesses to pivot and move their work […]

  • NEW: 100% Online CELTA courses available for a limited time only

    Make the most of your time at home and gain an internationally-recognised TEFL certification online We are experiencing many changes in the way we study, work and live due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This is why we have adapted our … Continue […]

  • CELTA in Jerez: Interview with CELTA Tutor, Rachel Smith

    Jerez de la Frontera, known as Jerez, is situated in Spain’ Andalusia region, which is a city famed for flamenco dancing and it's sherry production. Taking the CELTA in Jerez is wonderful way to start your ELT career as the centre offers a […]

  • App review: Studycat

    Studycat is a language learning app for young learners. It aims to ‘revolutionise the way kids learn a foreign language, by making it fun and engaging’. According to the Studycat website, the app has been downloaded by 11 million […]

  • #RemoteTogether – Week 2: Remote Workshops

    In these uncertain times, we want to contribute by sharing our digital learning knowledge and experience – and encouraging everyone to do the same. We’re creating a video series under the hashtag #RemoteTogether to bring us all […]

  • 10 Tips for Working from Home

    With a third of the world’s population currently on lockdown many people are experiencing huge changes to their daily routines. Working from home has been rising in popularity for a long time and is often referred to as being the future of […]

  • All at Sea in the Classroom? 5 Ways to Save your Lesson when Things go Wrong

    You came away from your ELTABB workshop last Saturday feeling enthused and inspired – it’s given you lots of new ideas to try out in the classroom. You’ve worked hard to prepare some innovative and exciting activities for your […]

  • Parents and online learning

    Soooo much training! In the last 10 days at work I’ve completed five modules of mandatory training on Zoom, had two webinars on using EtonX with YLs, got up to speed quickly with Microsoft Teams (which I had previously neglected a bit, and […]

  • CELTA in Madrid: Your Post-CELTA Guide to the Spanish Capital!

    Start you ELT journey and take the CELTA in Madrid! The central capital of Spain, Madrid offers so much when it comes to a buzzing cultural scene, picturesque parks and nightlife. Not to mention it’s an ELT hub (as is Spain as a whole), so […]

  • Online CELTA

    StudyCELTA offers Online Delta Module 1 courses around the world. See dates and fees for distance Delta learning and apply for a course. The post Online CELTA appeared first on StudyCELTA.

  • TEFL and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    For decades the TEFL industry has gone from strength to strength. The ever-increasing number of English language learners in the world has resulted in a huge range of opportunities for qualified EFL teachers all over the globe. But we’re now […]

  • #RemoteTogether

    In these uncertain times, we want to contribute by sharing our digital learning knowledge and experience – and encouraging everyone to do the same. We’re creating a video series under the hashtag #RemoteTogether to bring us all together, […]

  • Six Steps To Prepare for Remote Teaching

    When it comes down to responding to the CORVID-19 as a teacher, many are being required to deliver lessons and content remotely to their students. In fact, today I was informed that all teaching would be suspended until the following week with all […]

  • Learn Thai Duolingo-style

    Just a quick post for any Thai learners out there. I’ve just subscribed to the Ling app. It’s basically Duolingo for Thai. If you like that format then is well worth getting. There are 50 units to study, 10 units per level (beginner to […]

  • Developing Course Content for Teaching Online

    The teaching environment and needs of our students have changed rapidly over the last couple of weeks due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. For many, teaching English online is the only viable way to continue helping your students whilst … […]

  • Teaching English Online as a Digital Nomad: David’s Story

    If Doc and Marty McFly had jumped in the Delorean in 2020 and set 2016 as their destination, with the aim of informing me that I would end up leaving my job in the UK, travelling full-time for the next 4 years all while building a sustainable income […]

  • Coronavirus Update: We are here to support you

    Last Updated Sunday, 5th April at 19:00 We are aware that you may be anxious about your course and travel plans due to the Coronavirus. We are carefully monitoring the latest news regarding the outbreak and we are regularly adapting … […]

  • Coronavirus: Adjusting your Training Course Plans

    As recently acknowledged by the World Health Organization, the threat caused by Coronavirus (COVID-2019) has reached by now the level of pandemic. In such difficult and delicate circumstances, we are positive that humanity will […]

  • Teacher Training in Sydney: Interview with Head of Teacher Training, Yanina Leigh

    Sydney is one of the jewels of Australia! The CELTA centre in Sydney is a great way to get trained up and start your English Teaching career in Australia. The schools has two locations; CBD and Bondi Beach, so you can find a CELTA that suits your […]

  • Our remote working tips

    We share some of our tips in the hope that it helps people who are new to remote working or organisations looking to support a transition of their teams. The post Our remote working tips appeared first on LearnJam.

  • Coronavirus: Advice for CELTA and Delta Candidates

    Over the past month, there has been a growing concern about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect ongoing CELTA and Delta courses due to travel restrictions and the possibility of temporary school closures. We would like to let all of our […]

  • Teacher Training in London: Interview with CELTA Tutor, Kara Robin

    Train to be an English Language Teacher in London and experience life in the big smoke! When you take the CELTA at our partner school at London (British Museum), not only do you get high quality teaching and facilities at the centre but you are also […]

  • Materials writing news and views, March 2020

    One-year anniversary of these posts. Cool! New releases Congrats to Billie Jago, who has authored these practice tests for Cambridge C1 Advanced: This is the first time I’ve come across the publisher Prosperity Education. Looks like they are […]

  • Teaching English Online: 10 Tips for Success

    Teaching English online can be a convenient way to make some additional money, but what if you have the ambition to maximise your earnings and turn it into your main source of income? You’ve probably read about how this rapidly growing TEFL […]

  • Teachers are Artists and Artists are Teachers

    The arts have played a major role in Marisol Santana's development since when, as five years old, she began learning how to dance and play musical instruments. Through her education, research and practices, she has come to learn that art is the […]

  • StudyCELTA Premium Centre Awards

    Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with some fantastic partners from all around the globe. They offer the CELTA and Delta courses to trainees/teachers in nearly every corner of the world. StudyCELTA has helped thousands of students […]

  • Episode 8: How To Plan A Lesson

    Hello all and welcome to another post and video about planning lessons from a course book. In the video below, I share my thought process and ideas about particular stages of a lesson. I think it is good to share the ideas and the rationale behind […]

  • Workshop Review: “Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons” – Creative Teaching with Antonia Clare

    Today has been a day of Cs – from the ‘Mini C’ of personal creativity to the ‘Big C’ of creative genius and beyond to a greater, shadowy C that had been lurking just out of sight but that today had its first tangible […]

  • What you really need to know before you TEFL

    So, you’re thinking about getting TEFL qualified and embarking on the adventure of a lifetime? You’re in the right place! We’ve been helping people just like you find work teaching English across the globe since 2008. After […]

  • How to get a DipTESOL Distinction

    Oh, come on! There’s no secret formula to getting a Distinction in the DipTESOL. You know that. I know that. But people are still gonna google ‘get a DipTESOL distinction’, and someone’s gonna top the search list. It might as […]

  • Hirameki with young learners (via Emily Bryson)

    A very quick post to say thanks to Emily Bryson! She recently shared this interesting post on using the Japanese art of Hirameki as way to teach life skills and encourage creativity. This worked a treat with my 6-year-olds! We are currently doing a […]

  • Teaching with Impact: ELT in the Context of a Complex Global Society

    Global societal and environmental issues were very much to the fore at the 2019 BESIG Annual Conference held in Berlin. It was a special and thought provoking event for many English teachers and Robert Nisbet took some time to reflect on some of the […]

  • Episode 7: How To Start Teaching EAP

    I have been teaching EFL for the last 14 years and last summer, I was fortunate to make the transition to teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). When I gave in my notice last April with my previous employer, I was a little lost and […]

  • 5 Reasons to Choose Verona for your Next Teacher Training Course

    We have just opened our doors in the beautiful city of Romeo and Juliet, offering a wide range of courses for educators, teachers, and school staff. Innovative methodologies, 21st-century skills, the management of nowadays’ classrooms, […]

  • CELTA in Valencia: Your Guide to the Classroom and the City!

    Taking the CELTA in Valencia, Spain has many perks; the beautiful weather, architecture, beaches and being the home of paella! For those who are travelling from abroad to take the CELTA in Valencia, you will want to get as much out of your CELTA […]

  • TEFL in Japan: Ursula’s Story

    Staring at pictures of exotic destinations while looking at the rainy Scottish sky, I wondered what the future held. I’d already left university and all the years of my life seemed to stretch ahead of me endlessly. My life goals had never been […]

  • Pancake Day: Lesson Ideas and Activities

    One of the most popular events during late February or early March, in the UK, is Pancake Day. I am sharing some lesson ideas you could use with your class to celebrate the event and to get your students learning more about this British custom. It […]

  • Episode 6: How To Teach Connected Speech

    One of the most difficult aspects of teaching pronunciation in the classroom is connected speech. It is difficult to know exactly how to incorporate some elements of practise to raise learner awareness of this area of pronunciation and it took me a […]

  • ELT Publishing Professionals – is it worth signing up?

    A question I’ve been asked on LinkedIn by a writer (post for writers/editors, not publishers)… Is it worth joining the ELT Publishing Professionals database? Anonymous Bit fiddly to answer on LinkedIn, also the answer might be useful […]

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