Tag Archives: Professional development

IELTS: How is IELTS Marked?

  Have you ever been interested in how IELTS is marked? This is very useful information to know as it equips you to better teach your students, whilst arming them with the knowledge they need in order to achieve better … Read More»

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Prevent: What is Prevent?

What is Prevent? Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Prevent … Read More»

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British Council “nano-degrees” 2016

  Dear Teacher! Are you considering how and where to do some professional development this year? If not, why not? You are? That’s great! Please read on. Try some short, accredited, online courses. They’re known by different names, sometimes nano-degrees and … Read More»

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Webinar – Pronunciation – 2016 January

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Thank you! Firstly, thank you to those home tutors who attended this first webinar of 2016. We talked a little about ‘keeping your Teacher Profile alive’, namely adding the five excursions to your profile page. If you haven’t done that yet … Read More»

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THE (?) guidebook for One-to-One teaching

The first edition of Priscilla Osborne’s excellent guide to 1-1 teaching was published in 2005 and it has recently been updated and republished, both as a physical book and an e-book. According to Priscilla, “One-to one teaching can encompass the best … Read More»

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Helping us, helping you – Webinar #4

13/5/2015 Thank you to everyone who participated on our fourth webinar yesterday. Thank you for your contribution, open communication and for your commitment to high-quality educational experiences for international students. Helping me, helping you The theme was how we, Bucksmore … Read More»

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OUP 1-1 tips: a 3-part series

Do you teach adults? Do you teach one to one? Oxford University Press are presenting a 3-part series from this week (3/3/2015) specifically on the adult one-to-one teaching context. The first article relates to Business English. Click on the link … Read More»

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Cambridge webinar GenZ – 28th April 2015

Engaging ‘Generation Z’ Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3PM BST – 4PM BST Digital media are a major part of everyday life for Generation Z. In fact, it has been from the day they were born. Engaging the youth in activities … Read More»

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British Council seminars autumn 2014

All events can be attended live in London or online. You can also see recordings of past events. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/seminars Upcoming seminars by the British Council: 23rd Oct – Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebration, London location tbc (1800-2030) 2nd Nov – An English … Read More»

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Thurs 16 May – Watch live: The power of accents in 21st century Britain

Politics of pronunciation – Live webcast It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it – The power of accents in twenty-first century Britain Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd. Thursday 16 May 2013, 1830 – 2000 BST. Register … Read More»

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