Question from a reader: I’m after some advice. I can’t decide which professional development course to do. I have a CELTA plus five years’ teaching experience and I’ve been thinking for a while about doing a DELTA or Dip. Then… Read More ›
Distance learning for teachers – is it right for you?
It’s a pleasure to introduce this guest post from Phil Wade. He shares some useful advice for teachers thinking of undertaking distance study. I did my first TEFL course with i-to-i about 18 years ago and as a follow-up, I… Read More ›
Perceptions of the DipTESOL
If you’re about to finish the Trinity DipTESOL, prepare yourself. You’ll soon have one of the most poorly understood qualifications in ELT. I finished mine in late 2014. Since then, I’ve had 3 different DELTA-qualified teachers suggest that my next… Read More ›
What were the last 10 teaching books you used?
Last week my boss Martin Sketchley (eltexperiences) was sitting next to me compiling his list of recommended reading for the CELTA. It made me think about resource and reference books in general, and how I use them. I thought it… Read More ›
DipTESOL Tip – Phonology based activities
I found ‘Phonological Theory in Classroom Practice’ the most useful module on the DipTESOL. It really encourages you to try out new activities and integrate phonology into your lessons. During the final assessment for the module (which is a 30-minute… Read More ›
DipTESOL observed practice – evaluate and reflect!
This is my first blog on the Trinity College London DipTESOL. It might seem like I’m jumping ahead a bit by talking about the final observations, especially if you’re new to the course. But if you’re anything like me, the… Read More ›