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Diary of a newbie English teacher part six: to language school or not to language school?

Written on Thursday, 19th November  For some reason, I’ve now found some new energy and enthusiasm for blogging and, en route to a new company class this afternoon, I had an idea for a new post which might be helpful … Continue reading

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Diary of a newbie teacher: Part One

Some tips for surviving the first month I’ve now been teaching in my school in Berlin for just over a month, which is still rather unbelievable to me! Although I’ve not been teaching for long, I have already taught a … Continue reading

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What makes a good language school?

I have admittedly not been in this ELT game for very long, but since I passed my CELTA, I have now taught in two very different private language schools here in Berlin, as well as having attended a few in … Continue reading

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8 further things I learnt during my first proper ELT job

First of all, I can promise I won’t write this sort of post until the end of time, going up to ‘things I’ve learnt during my nineteenth week as an English language teacher!’ ! It just so happens that, since … Continue reading

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First week teaching post-CELTA: 9 things I have learnt

I promise that my post about my fourth and final week of my CELTA is very nearly finished, but in advance of that, I thought I’d write a quick summary of my first week teaching – although it was a … Continue reading

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10 things I have learnt from Jeff Mohamed’s ‘Grammar Development Course’

I am due to start my Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) on April 13th and, like the über-keen and uncool language student that I am, I have been trying to be conscientious and prepare myself for it in … Continue reading

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My suggested topic for #ELTchat – How can NQTs best use what they learn in the first few years of their career to develop into successful teachers?

Last Monday, I responded to the usual calls from the wonderful people who moderate #ELTchat asking for suggestions for a discussion topic. (For more information on #ELTchat, you can read this post here.) This would be the third #ELTchat I … Continue reading

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