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Online Task Design for Teacher Trainers

Online education is increasingly popular in the world of ELT, and one of the first areas it really arrived was in teacher education. From initial teacher training courses to in-service development and workshops, it is more and more common for this to occur in the online space. Teacher trainers are also increasingly being asked to create forum tasks, modules, webinars and other online activities as a key part of their work. This workshop looks at principles and practical ideas in task design for online teacher education. Bio: Lindsay Clandfield is an award-winning writer, teacher, teacher trainer and international speaker in the [...]

By |2019-03-02T12:59:48+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Webinars|0 Comments

Finding Your Feet as a Celta Tutor: Tips, Tricks and Words of Warning for Newbie Trainers

ABSTRACT: Celta courses are often described in colourful terms by the people who pay good money to take part in them, but what is it like for the trainers? More particularly, how can you become a Celta tutor, how can you get through the approval process, and how can you not only survive, but actually enjoy, your first Celta training year? Join Anthony Gaughan as he provides answers to these questions, tips and tricks to make your training life less stressful, and some cautionary tales to help you avoid trouble. BIODATA: Anthony Gaughan has been an ELT professional since 1995. [...]

By |2019-03-02T17:13:39+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Webinars|Comments Off on Finding Your Feet as a Celta Tutor: Tips, Tricks and Words of Warning for Newbie Trainers

7TTEd – February 2019 eBulletin

eBulletin - February 2019 PCE details We start with Ben Knight, Director of ELT Research at Cambridge University Press, who will introduce a practical framework to support teaching practice and learner evaluation in the context of soft skills. Gordon Lewis, from Laureate Network Universities, will be discussing employers' dissatisfaction around graduates' language competence despite the efforts of education systems around the world. And in our third session, Employability: Supporting trainers in soft skills development, Ros Wright will focus on tangible lack of soft skills in workplaces and will provide trainers with tips and hints to support teachers and learners. Places [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:01:19+00:00February 21st, 2019|E-bulletins|0 Comments

E-Bulletin – Jan/Feb 2019

PCE in Liverpool We are running our PCE in Liverpool 2019 with BESIG, entitled Training (Business) English teachers to prepare learners for modern workplaces: Integration of soft skills. We’re pleased to have Ben Knight, Gordon Lewis and Ros Wright as our speakers. For more information visit New logo At TTEd SIG we’ve been busy bees lately! After running a competitive logo competition in September we now have a new look. The bee theme reflects our focus on collaborative, practice-based training and education, and was designed by Dervis Saltik from Izmir University of Economics.     Webinar programme [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:13:01+00:00February 21st, 2019|E-bulletins|0 Comments

6TTEdSIg – January 2019

eBulletin – January 2019 Happy New Year We wish all of our members and their loved ones a happy and a prosperous new year. Below are some updates for your kind attention. Permanent link Anthony Gaughan’s webinar We are happy to announce that the link to Anthony Gaughan’s webinar which took place on Sunday 11 November can be reached at Anthony Gaughan talked about CELTA training from the perspective of the teacher trainer, focusing on what the on-course experience is like for new CELTA trainers and what to expect in your first year as a CELTA tutor. The link [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:08:54+00:00January 21st, 2019|E-bulletins|0 Comments

5TTEdSIG – December 2018

eBulletin – December 2018 Liverpool PCE 2019: Joint event with BESIG TTEd SIG has been organising a joint PCE event with BESIG entitled ‘Training (Business) English teachers to prepare learners for modern workplaces: Integration of soft skills’. Confirmed speakers of the event are Ben Knight, Gordon Lewis and Ros Wright. This a-day-long event will start off with the speakers’ short sessions, which will set the tone before the focus groups are constructed to work on tasks interactively. Abstract can be found at: Webinar with Lindsay Clanfield The TTEd team are excited to announce our second webinar in this brand [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:02:59+00:00December 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments

4TTEdSIg – Nov 2018

TTEd’s New Logo We are delighted to present you TTEd’s new logo. As announced in October’s e- bulletin, TTEd members chose their favourite logo from designs submitted in our logo competition, which took place in September. The winning design reflects the SIG’s values and principles: being collaborative, reflective, practice-based and welcoming. The winner is M. Dervis Saltik from Izmir University of Economics. We congratulate Dervis on his great design and he has won free membership to IATEFL. Below is his short-bio: Derviş Saltik has been an EFL teacher since 2007 holding a BA from the Department of English Language Teaching [...]

By |2019-02-21T22:32:17+00:00November 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments

3TTEd SIG eBulletin – Oct 2018

SIG personnel changes Following the personnel changes announced in last month’s ebulletin, we are delighted to confirm that Burcu Tezcan Unal, who has been in the role of Acting TTEd SIG Coordinator since April 2018, has accepted an invitation by the committee to take on the role of TTEd SIG Coordinator. New logo Our competition to design a new logo yielded some excellent entries, and we’re now inviting members to choose the winner! Designs were sought that reflected the SIG’s values and principles: being collaborative, reflective, practice-based and welcoming. There are five designs to choose from; click here to vote [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:05:09+00:00October 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments

2TTEdSIG eBulletin – Sep 2018

SIG personnel changes We were pleased to welcome five new faces to the TTEd SIG committee in August. The role of Publicity and Membership Manager will be jointly handled by Matt Ellman and Bahar Gün, Özlem Zengin and Lucy Pereira will take over as Discussion List Moderator and Webinar Manager respectively, and Adam Bandstra will be our new Treasurer. To read all about them and the existing Committee members, click here.  Competition: Design the new TTEd SIG logo! TTEd SIG is looking for innovative ideas as we seek to update our logo. Entries should reflect that the SIG is reflective, [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:07:21+00:00September 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments