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Tom and Charlotte experiencing different sides of Thai culture

Tom and Charlotte experiencing different sides of Thai culture

Tom and Charlotte experiencing different sides of Thai culture

Tom Mortensen and Charlotte Ogilvie are both recent graduates from the UK who worked as English teaching assistants (ETAs) on the Thailand English Teaching project last year.  They enjoyed their time in Thailand so much that they’ve come back this year as interns with Charlotte focusing on PR and communications while Tom looks after digital…

Using drama and co-operative learning to add variety to a class

Using drama and co-operative learning to add variety to a class

Using drama and co-operative learning to add variety to a class

Working with elementary teachers in Taiwan we often encounter the same questions:

 How can we manage our classes to maximize the learning opportunities for our young learners? How can we deal with mixed ability classes?

These issues are common to teachers in many countries and here are some suggestions for dealing with them.  These techniques…

A team of young filmmakers at the end of project award ceremony

A team of young filmmakers at the end of project award ceremony

A team of young filmmakers at the end of project award ceremony

Educational filmmaker Rachael Lawson tells us about her experience helping students in Hong Kong make documentaries about something important to them, all through the medium of English.

How did the project come about?

It has long been a dream of mine to run a film festival which showcases students’ work.  The chance to realise this…

A British ETA learns some local dance moves from a Thai teacher

A British ETA learns some local dance moves from a Thai teacher

A British ETA learns some local dance moves from a Thai teacher

Stepping into the unknown has been challenging, scary (at times) but also exhilarating, eye-opening, fascinating and inspiring. (Helen Sunderland, Language Assistant in Phitsanulok 2013)

The challenges facing the 248 English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who recently arrived in Thailand may be great, with mosquitos, monsoon rain and a brand new culture to get to grips with,…

Teachers working hard to plan a demo lesson

Teachers working hard to plan a demo lesson

Teachers working hard to plan a demo lesson

Secondary school teachers in Vietnam are experiencing a new training programme, tailored to the specifics of their teaching context in state schools across Vietnam.  Too often training courses overlook some of the constraints of being a school teacher, with strict curricula, set textbooks, large classes and short lessons, and don’t give sufficient time to practice…