English Teaching professional blog from Chiara Bruzzano
Listening difficulties: going beyond ‘They speak too fast!’
Writing an online self-study course – Part 2
Many teachers are pivoting towards making language teaching a business. This includes designing online self-study courses. In the second part of this series, we look at some decisions to make when designing an online self-study course: whether to make it interactive, how to introduce reflection tasks and check learning, and how to pilot the course.
Writing an online self-study course – Part 1
Upping your (English) game: lessons learnt
What do the words ‘translation’ and ‘translanguaging’ mean to you? Do they have a place in teaching in your view? Read on to discover where they fitted in an English for football course, what type of language was the focus on the course, how teacher and student co-created knowledge, and how a sense of progress was established.
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.