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21 Nov 2018

4TTEdSIg – Nov 2018

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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 in Anadolu University and a CELTA. He worked in leading language education centres in St. Petersburg and Izmir, where he taught, and involved in language testing, assessment and management. He has been teaching Academic skills in Izmir University of Economics since 2016.

Dervis is also an expert motion designer, who uses four drawing/designing software professionally. Throughout his career, he has won seven awards nationally in designing logos, websites and corporate identity, as well as a certificate of excellence and two medals from Turkish Army Forces for which he designed an official emblem of a commandership.

Our first webinar

TTEd SIG’s first ever webinar took place on Sunday 11 November at 2pm GMT. Anthony Gaughan talked about Celta training from the perspective of the teacher trainer. The session focused on what the in-course experience is like for new Celta trainers and what to expect in the first year as a Celta Tutor. Our Webinar manager, Lucy Pereira hosted (number of participants) participants. It was a great opportunity to see TTEd members participating from around the world.

New discussion platform

TTEd’s new discussion moderator, Özlem Zengin opened a new platform where we launched our discussion topic, ‘Trainer observations and feedback. Is the CPD model used for teachers transferable to trainers or do we need something more?’ which was open from October 25- November 10. However, the interest rate was very low. The TTEd SIG committee has been discussing what to do to attract more audience to these discussions. Any ideas are welcome. Please feel free to suggest ideas at [email protected]


Stay in touch


We now have a Twitter account to help you keep up to date with the SIG: follow us at @iatefl_TTEdSIG. Remember that you can also join us on Facebook, or check out our (soon-to-be-updated) website here.


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