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Criticising TEFL – is it allowed, out loud?

Why is everyone afraid to criticise TEFL practitioners out loud? Teacher development depends on progress. No progress is made if everything is declared ‘brilliant’ Continue reading

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Doing an MA TESOL or Diploma. What’s the difference?

With another guest post, Richard Whiteside (@nutrich) considers his experience of doing an MA Tesol and also a teaching diploma. A recurring question at the moment in ELT, it seems, both on and off line, is whether people should do … Continue reading

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Teacher observation: Could you benefit from self-observation?

In his 2nd guest blog, Richard Whiteside (@nutrich) talks about the value of teacher observation. Have you ever seen or heard yourself teach? Many of us cringe at the thought! It’s strange that people generally fear seeing themselves as others … Continue reading

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