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28 Nov 2020

E-Bulletin May 2020

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TTEd Webinar- 

Tools and Techniques for delivering training online by Russell Stannard – May 30th  2020

In this session, Russell will highlight the key tools and techniques needed to deliver effective and efficient online teacher training courses. Focusing on only the key technologies, Russell will highlight how he has managed to run successful online courses both as part of NILE as well as within his own organisation A talk packed full of ideas covering not only the delivery of online teacher training courses but also issues such as assessment, feedback, group dynamics and much more. Join us on May 30 2020 at 2 pm (BST)


Ask me anything panel by Cambridge University Press

Motivating students can be difficult at the best of times, let alone in the middle of a global pandemic. Our Ask Me Anything panel of teaching experts answer your questions about motivation, whether you’re teaching online or face-to-face, adults or young learners. TTEdSIG coordinator, Dr. Burcu Tezcan-Unal was invited to join the panel that took place on May 6th with Matt Ellman, Olha Madylus & Michael Tomlinson. The link to this informal chat as a resource for those who have been involved in online teaching in various contexts can be reached at

TTEd Harrogate 2021 PCE – ‘Trends in teacher training: The needs of trainers in different contexts.’ 

TTEdSIG is pleased to inform you that the event we had planned for our PCE 2020 in Manchester, postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place in Harrogate 2021. All of our speakers have kindly agreed to conduct their sessions as planned. 

The wide range of themes brought by this impressive group of speakers will help trainers apply new insights into the particular needs and contexts of their training realities. Five well-known members of the ELT community – Penny Ur, Sue Garton, Kathleen Graves, Russell Stannard and Briony Beaven – will share their knowledge, experience and thoughts with teacher trainers and educators. The discussion will be around pertinent issues such as experienced teachers’ training needs, training in-service teachers, developing the skills of future generations of teachers, as well as meeting the needs of pre-service teachers whose first language may not be English.

Best Training Practices

TTEdSIG has been collecting some tried and tested practices from like-minded colleagues. You can check out two more entries ‘Team Training’ contributed by Beth Melia-Leigh and Nicholas Northall from the University of Sheffield and ‘Socratic Seminars in Teacher Training’ by Seher Balbay from the Middle Eastern Technical University. You can reach these entries and the others by clicking on this link

Please continue to send your best practice ideas for teacher training to [email protected]

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