Supportive Observations in ELT

Supportive Observations in ELT

Observations in ELT should be supportive not evaluative, but how often is this the case? When I started training teachers on TEFL courses, our Course Director told us that he wanted all members of the training team to observe each other. One of the trainers, an...
Teaching Writing for Cambridge Exams

Teaching Writing for Cambridge Exams

This post was written by Ruth Marin, an experienced ELT teacher and trainer working in Granada. She is one of the tutors on our TEFL course. Writing is a big challenge for many students, especially when preparing for an exam: not only they need to write well under...
13 TEFL Observation Tasks

13 TEFL Observation Tasks

It’s amazing how much you can learn from observations. Unfortunately, in my experience, many language schools use observation primarily as an assessment tool rather than for professional development purposes. This post describes a range of simple but useful TEFL...