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CELTA Success - Jenny Teo

CELTA Success - Jenny Teo

CELTA Success - Jenny Teo

Wanting a change of career Jenny Teo took the CELTA at the Teacher Development Centre in Singapore.  She tells us how CELTA has helped her develop a new career and move abroad.

Prior to the CELTA, I had a long and fairly successful career in marketing and communications for corporate, non-profit and government sectors in…

Using pictures to start a discussion about other cultures

Using pictures to start a discussion about other cultures

Using pictures to start a discussion about other cultures

After carrying out teacher training in Taiwan, trainer Steven Murray came back with lots of useful advice. A previous article looked at dealing with mixed ability classes and maximizing learning opportunities for young learners.

Two other areas the teachers learnt about were:

How can we incorporate aspects of culture into our English classrooms? How can…

A long way from home

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August 11, 2014
Soaking up some culture in historic Bath

Soaking up some culture in historic Bath

Soaking up some culture in historic Bath

Mi Young Seo is currently a long way from her home in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea, where she’s a high school teacher. She’s immersing herself in life in the UK, to improve her English language skills and cultural understanding, as well as refreshing her teaching methodology.

Mi Young is one of 15 Korean middle and high…

LEEPing ahead in Japan

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August 8, 2014
Dancing the Hokey Cokey with primary school teachers

Dancing the Hokey Cokey with primary school teachers

Dancing the Hokey Cokey with primary school teachers

Erik Jacobson is a British Council trainer working on the first year of a national teacher training project for the Japanese Ministry of Education. The project trains teachers from primary through to upper secondary level. Here Erik describes his experience working with Elementary (primary) school teachers:

I never imagined I would be reading The Hungry…

Discussions during a breakout session

Discussions during a breakout session

Events in August and September

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia  World Congress One world, many languages 10 – 15 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia

19th Conference of Pan-Pacific Association  of Applied Linguistics – PAAL 2014 17 – 19 August 2014, Tokyo, Japan

Airlangga University International Conference on Linguistics Language Phenomena in Urban Society 23 – 24…