eBulletin – February 2019
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 are limited so make sure that you go to https://conference.iatefl.org/booking.html and sign up soon!
Marisa Constantinides will be presenting our next webinar on Saturday, March 9, 2019:
From teacher to teacher educator is a career move that many teachers find themselves contemplating and/or pursuing, some as a natural next step to their ELT career and some as a result of relevant studies at postgraduate level. Once ‘in the field’ though, there is little there to help the new/novice trainer with their continuous professional development. In this talk, I hope to share some ideas and available resources to help new trainers who may feel isolated and lack opportunities for further development in their local context.
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