Overcoming observation anxiety

Whether you have been observed by colleagues in a more or less unofficial setting, by your DOS as part of a job appraisal scheme or process, or as part of a teacher training course such as the CELTA or the Delta, being observed can be extremely stressful for most teachers. The topic of classroom observationsContinue reading “Overcoming observation anxiety”

10 things you need to know about the Cambridge CELTA course

  And why it’s the best step forward in your TEFL career _______________________________________________________  “CELTA” originally stood for ‘Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults’ but was recently changed to Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is now a Level 5 Qualification and some Universities even offer credits in their TESOL coursesContinue reading “10 things you need to know about the Cambridge CELTA course”

Rachael’s post on Teacher Echo

Rachael Roberts has just written a very interesting blog post discussing some of the reasons why teachers tend to echo everything their learners have just said, sometimes with good reason and sometimes without. Teacher echo is a comment you have often seen on your CELTA TP Feedback reports and is the subject of frequent discussionsContinue reading “Rachael’s post on Teacher Echo”