Latest Teacher Development News

The Teacher Development Programme Term 1 is almost complete...

The TD programme has always been a diverse cocktail of classroom-based ideas, methodological musings and developmental explorations, and this term is no different. We have an average of one session per week at a variety of times in the hope that we can attract a wide audience. The sessions themselves are run by volunteers and a lot of research, planning and (sometimes) worry has been put into them, so it'd be great if you could come to as many as possible and show your support.

This term, we have practical sessions about Using Corpora in the Classroom, Giving Formative Feedback, and Making Lessons Active. We have theoretical sessions on The weirdness of vowels, Learning and how to develop it, and What makes you job worthwhile? and we have a few other as yet unconfirmed nuggets of TD in the wings.

The TD Programme is based on your feedback and requests, so hopefully there's something for everyone. But if every term you disappointedly look at the calendar as the one thing you want to see is never there (Fluency and Dance, for example) do let us know, or alternatively, why not do some reading around the subject and run a TD session of your own?

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Week 0 Training Days

Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September 2016: Training Days

Starting at 11:00 with a look at Schol...[read full post or leave a comment]

Tea Chat ELTC

Tea Chat started last term and it went well, so we'll be continuing with it in September. Tea Chat i...[read full post or leave a comment]

Training Day Delayed

As this term has been awash with bank holidays, trips, striking, summer school training, meetings, U...[read full post or leave a comment]

Easter Training Day

Following the success of the Christmas vacation training day, we're going to repeat the formula on t...[read full post or leave a comment]


Upcoming Events

2:00 pm Introduction to 301 and their su... @ 301 Glossop Road
Introduction to 301 and their su... @ 301 Glossop Road
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
* Increase awareness of the services available at 301 for students * Increase awareness of Maths and Statistics Help (MASH) * Raise awareness of the common academic skills issues that[...]
10:30 am Tier 4 Immigration LMS @ Arts Tower LT3
Tier 4 Immigration LMS @ Arts Tower LT3
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
By the end of the session participants will have a greater understanding of the terms and conditions of a Tier 4 international student’s visa and in particular, how the immigration[...]
10:00 am Supporting Chinese students LMS ... @ Firth Court F02A
Supporting Chinese students LMS ... @ Firth Court F02A
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
* Introduce staff to relevant aspects of the educational and cultural background of students from China * Discuss aspects of the pastoral and welfare requirements of Chinese students and how[...]
10:00 am Training Day ELTC (provisional)
Training Day ELTC (provisional)
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
setting provisional date/time for V week training day at ELTC

Featured Websites

Grammar Flip

Grammar Flip is a website to help you 'flip' the classroom, by that we mean providing engaging and interactive content outside the classroom so you can focus more on helping the students inside. This website focusses specifically on grammar.

TESOL Academic

TESOL Academic is an excellent website from Huw Jarvis linking TESOL theory and practice through recorded lectures and links to research papers. Highly recommended.
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