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Willy Cardoso

About Willy Cardoso

Teacher, writer, blogger. Blog: http://authenticteaching.wordpress.com Twitter: @willycard
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Teacher training and development: Whose knowledge is it anyway? (part II)

My previous post raised the following question: How do we validate, or legitimate, the individualized knowledge we have about teaching? Answers:  Portfolios If you took a training course such as Trinity TESOL or CELTA, you must have had a portfolio … Continue reading

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Teacher training and development: Whose knowledge is it anyway? (part I)

What’s the difference in your development as a teacher between engaging in: Formal, assessed training Less formal workshops or INSET (in-service training) An ELT conference Planning a lesson Thinking about a lesson you taught, what worked and what didn’t. Reading … Continue reading

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Great resources for Conversation Classes

  Here’s a menu of lesson ideas, lesson plans, warmers, fillers, prompts, and more for EFL / ESL CONVERSATION CLASSES.   Starters Retelling very funny ads – I started the workshop with teachers doing this amazing activity designed by Ian James (@ij64). … Continue reading

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