As part of our look at teacher development this month, we're going back through our archives to this talk by Professor Jack Richards at IATEFL 2016, when he examined the 10 core dimensions of teacher knowledge and skill, and their implications: [ Bit.ly Link ]
As part of our look at teacher development this month were going

What does it mean to be a teacher of English?

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On Tuesday 30 May, Karen Saxby will be presenting a webinar on preparing pupils for Cambridge English: Young Learners though the use of story telling. Register here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

In the meantime, here are some of ideas for using a picture to practise elements of the Starters, Movers and Flyers tests.
On Tuesday 30 May Karen Saxby will be presenting a webinar on

Using a picture to prepare for Cambridge English: Young Learners

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If you could invite any ELT expert to dinner, who would it be?

Find out which 5 ELT personalities were popular dinner guests from the State of Teacher Development survey: [ Bit.ly Link ]
If you could invite any ELT expert to dinner who would it be

State of Teacher Development #4: Which ELT expert would you invite to dinner?

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Earlier this year, Natilly Macartney moved from the UK to start her new life as a senior lecturer at the Alpen-Adria University in Austria. Discover her story as she grapples with a new teaching segment, education system and not to mention - a new language! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Earlier this year Natilly Macartney moved from the UK to start her

A new adventure teaching English in Austria

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Is there a crisis in English language teaching when it comes to professionalism? Watch Silvana Richardson explain the current situation and what she proposes must happen to further professionalise the industry: bit.ly/2pSVoBz
Is there a crisis in English language teaching when it comes to

Professionalism in English Language Teaching

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"Exams are an unavoidable part of the language learning experience." Here are a couple of activities to help prepare your teenage learners for success: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Exams are an unavoidable part of the language learning experience Here are

THiNK Thursday #6: The way to exam success

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We shared the results of State of Teacher Development with ELT favourites Penny Ur, Scott Thornbury, Silvana Richardson and Craig Thaine. Discover their reactions: bit.ly/2rrgWSf
We shared the results of State of Teacher Development with ELT favourites

Reactions to the State of Teacher Development

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Most students have an intrinsic motivation to use technology, so how can teachers tap into this to help them with their language learning? Teacher Louanne Piccolo shares her favourite tools and tips for using technology within the classroom: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Most students have an intrinsic motivation to use technology so how can

How can teachers encourage learning by using technology in the classroom?

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How much time do you spend doing teacher development? See if it matches up to the results from our State of Teacher Development survey: [ Bit.ly Link ]
How much time do you spend doing teacher development See if it

State of Teacher Development #3: Are you doing enough?

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Ross Morrison McGill founded Teacher Toolkit in 2010 after finding his voice on Twitter. In that time, his site has grown expediently and is currently ranked one of the Top-50 EdTech Brands in Education, Worldwide! We were fortunate enough to catch-up with Ross to talk about his views on teacher development and get his reaction to our State of Teacher Development Survey results. See the...
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Ross Morrison McGill founded Teacher Toolkit in 2010 after finding his voice

Ross Morrison McGill on the state of teacher development

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"In the era of ‘fake news’, it’s becoming more and more difficult to tell truth from fantasy... This is why it’s more important than ever to make sure that we are teaching our students to think critically."

Laura Sigsworth shares tips for incorporating critical thinking into lessons for both lower and higher-level teenage learners: [ Bit.ly Link ]
In the era of fake news its becoming more and more difficult

THiNK Thursday #5: Fake news? No problem! Get your students thinking critically

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If you're in a musical mood this week thanks to Eurovision, check out this model lesson from Super Safari! Laura provides a practical demonstration for using songs in the very young learner classroom: [ Bit.ly Link ]
If youre in a musical mood this week thanks to Eurovision check

Model lessons for very young learners #1: how to teach English with songs

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In celebration of #Eurovision this week, we have added some of our favourite songs from past years of the contest to our Music to Mark to playlist! Have a listen while you do your marking and get into the Eurovision mood: [ Bit.ly Link ]
In celebration of Eurovision this week we have added some of our

Better Learning presents: Music to mark to playlist | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press

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How do you like to do it - alone listening to pop music or with others in a face-to-face workshop? In the second round of findings from our State of Teacher Development survey, we take a look at the study habits of ELT Professionals around the world: [ Ow.ly Link ]
How do you like to do it alone listening to pop music

State of Teacher Development 2017 #2: How do you like to do it?

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It's Thursday! That means one thing - time for another dose of inspiration from the THiNK team! This week Laura Sigsworth shares three top tips for bringing values into the teenage classroom: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Its Thursday That means one thing time for another dose of inspiration

THiNK Thursday #4: Incorporating values into the teen classroom

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From his first job in Paris, to becoming a television personality in both the UK and America, Bruno Tonioli explains how language learning has played a large part in both his personal and professional life: [ Bit.ly Link ]
From his first job in Paris to becoming a television personality in

Strictly Language Learning with the Stars: Bruno Tonioli on communicating in different languages

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Earlier this year we asked you for your views on teacher development. All this month, we will be sharing the findings of that survey! First up, we look at the varying level of support institutions give around the world and which areas people asked for more help on. Do these findings match your experience teacher development? bit.ly/2oPJlofbit.ly/
Earlier this year we asked you for your views on teacher development

State of Teacher Development 2017 #1: Do you feel supported?

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Looking for grammar activities for young learners? Colin Sage suggests four of his favourite craft profects for grammar practice: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Looking for grammar activities for young learners Colin Sage suggests four of

Craft projects for grammar practice

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Last year, the University of Sheffield were looking for a coursebook which could show measurable progress for 300+ students on a general English summer course, and they chose Cambridge English Empower.

Catch-up on Tam Connors-Sadak and Chris Jury's talk at IATEFL 2017, as they take an open and honest look at the results, successes and lessons learned: bit.ly/2pJ0vDT
Last year the University of Sheffield were looking for a coursebook which

More than just a coursebook: measuring progress and assessing success

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Using role play is a great way to engage teenage learners but can be disheartening when it goes wrong. Laura Sigsworth continues the THiNK Thursday series with 5 steps for a successful role play lesson: bit.ly/2qbXfRh
Using role play is a great way to engage teenage learners but

THiNK Thursday #3: Using role play to get teens speaking

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