English Teaching professional blog from Chiara Bruzzano
Upping your (English) game
What ways do your learners use their English? How can it enhance their job or education? In the first article of a two-part series, read about an interview with women’s Serie A football coach and his English teacher to understand how the coach learns English to use it in his job and reflect on what you can learn from it.
How to run a successful online CPD event
The ins and outs of teacher research
How often do you reflect on why things are working in your classroom, and what makes them effective? Do you just go on instinct, or think there is space for research? We lift the lid on teacher research and explores how it is defined, then investigates the different forms of teacher research, why you may want to try it and some barriers to it.
Vivid memories: using critical incidents for professional development
Five mistakes I made and five mistakes I make
Pronunciation: what we think and what we do
Can I do this? Self-efficacy and language learning
What are self-efficacy beliefs? Why do we have them, and how can they help or hinder language learning? Chiara Bruzzano discusses how our beliefs in our abilities to complete a task, or self-efficacy beliefs, impact our own motivation then addresses how to best foster positive beliefs in our learners.