Popular English Language Teaching (ELT) author, practitioner and trainer, Jeremy Harmer graduated with a BA Hons in English and American Studies followed by an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading and has trained as a Teacher Trainer at International House, London.
I was asked yesterday by one of the course participants about pronunciation and how much we need to know before we do a course like the CELTA, or how much knowledge we need to demonstrate at the interview stage.
What is the Working Wall? In this video, we look at how walls can be used as tools in our classroom. The low-tech classroom lives!
Following on from my introductory talk at the Image Conference Malta 2016, I plan to research and develop my practice as an artist-educator through looking at the learning that emerges when artists work with students, in our case, foreign or second/third language learners. I’m not only thinking of what artists can do for these learners, but also what learners can do for the artist’s own practice.
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This month we talk with twice ESU Duke of Edinburgh Prize winner, Jim Scrivener. Best known for his book “Learning Teaching” (Macmillan ELT), a wide-ranging guidebook to contemporary English Language Teaching, which won the ARELS Frank Bell Prize, and featured on our reading list, Jim is a freelance writer, consultant, teacher and trainer.
Social Learning is the informal learning that takes place in our fluid social spaces, and I argue these to be in face to face communities as well as online. They are the spaces where we expand our learning networks and gain knowledge on the fly. Our communities of practice help us make sense of that knowledge in a timely fashion. It’s needs based learning. And it’s very necessary now.
Having a background in museums, I’m well familiar with the term “curate”. In a museum sense, the curator is the subject specialist and chief story-teller. By the end of the 1980s, the museum community was finally questioning its role as gatekeeper and chief filterer of information.
How can I apply for a CELTA course? What are the best ways to prepare for the CELTA and even come out with a better result at the end? Let’s find out, shall we?