28th February 2018
by Rosemary Anderson
Giving oral and written teaching feedback to pre and in-service teachers is an integral part of many teacher-training programmes, and possibly the most challenging skill to develop for those who have moved from a teacher to a teacher- trainer role. Read more
17th January 2018
By Wendy Arnold
As 2017 becomes a memory and ELT-Consultants looks forward to 2018 our thoughts gravitate towards PELT, as well as SELT (Secondary English Language Teaching) and VELT (Vocational English Language Teaching).
With the benefit of Associates Read more
01st November 2017
by Tania Pugliese
Reams have been written on the characteristics of an effective teacher and, if I had to answer the question myself, I would probably wind up writing a long list of do’s and don’ts as many before me have done. However, the bes Read more
08th October 2017
By Yasmin Jamal
Let’s be clear: in schools, creativite subjects are labelled as music, drama and visual art. All other subjects are not. At the Labour Party Annual Conference of 2012, one key speaker said “… we need c Read more
16th September 2017
by Jen Dobson
Part of the joy of teaching involves enhancing classes with stimulating ma Read more
01st August 2017
By Fiona Malcolm
Quality Control or Development?
How many teachers reading this will smile and claim to enjoy their lessons being observed? For many institutions, the observation of teachers in classes is viewed as a form of assessing the work of these teache Read more
01st July 2017
By Christina Taylor – Associate ELT consultant
This is the first time I have written a blog. I’ve written many papers, assignments, dissertations etc. But never a blog. I looked at the blogs currently on the ELT consultants’ website to get a feel of how they are composed; and it would seem they can be written in many d Read more
12th June 2017
by Kate Gregson Associate ELT-Consultant
“I can’t ‘do languages’, I’m just not one of those people!”
“He’s such a bright little boy!”
“Hey, you got an A. I knew you would, you’re so clever!”Read more
06th June 2017
by Nele Noe, ELT Associate Consultant
Since I first started working with public school English teachers (teachers who work in government schools) on an intensive residential 4-week British Council training programme in 2015, I have started to question if we can really adapt and implement training packages that were initially developed f Read more
13th April 2017
By Juana Sagaray Associate ELT-Consultant
When teaching young learners, there are some elements in the class that treated properly can make a difference. Sometimes we plan wonderful lessons but when it comes to practice they turned to things very far from the expected ones, the answer to this could be in how we do simple o Read more
14th March 2017
Why Literature in the EFL Class?
Maria Teresa Fernandez D. Associate Consultant
EFL or English as a Foreign Language is taught in countries where native or official languages are other than English. For this reason, EFL teachers and students face as a major problem, the lack of ex Read more
09th March 2017
Hello and welcome to my first Edtech & ELT Newsletter of March 2017.
As usual there are lots of links here to some of the best Edtech & ELT related articles and well as links to free digital tools and a collection of sites for using games for learning.Read more
03rd February 2017
Have you ever felt those minutes passing by when your waiting for your students to settle down as they arrive for your lesson? You look at the clock and the five minutes that have already past is giving rise to disquiet within you. A quick sharp solution is the Do N Read more
16th January 2017
by Debra Marsh: Associate Consultant
From ELT Teacher to Learning Design Consultant …
A quick glance at the education section of my LinkedIn profile and you’ll see I’m a languages graduate (French and German) and a qualified EFL teacher. Look through the expe Read more
01st December 2016
By Wendy Arnold
Director and Co-founder ELT-Consultants
In the 20th Century and up to this point in the 21st Century, English language teaching (ELT), along with mainstream education, has been dominated with education practices led by a ‘learner-centred’ approach, base Read more
20th November 2016
by Nik Peachey
A recent survey reported in the UK newspaper the The Telegraph stated that as many as half of the teachers consulted for the survey said they rarely use technology in the classroom.
This came as no surprise to me, but what did surprise me Read more
17th October 2016
by Nahla Al Malki, Associate Consultant; MA, DELTA, CELTA, BS Hons.
Anyone who’s delivered some sort of practical training will have experienced that moment of doubt where they question the usefulness of their session. ‘I wonder if they’re actually listening, Will this have any impact on Read more
30th September 2016
by Thanh Nyguyen Associate ELT-Consultant
Ever since engaging in teacher training I’ve been reflecting over the influences that my own experiences as a student teacher has had on my approach to designing and delivering training programmes. In fact, I found myself trying to impart many of the things I Read more
09th September 2016
We need you teachers :) we would like to find out more about your methodology and what you know about learning through projects for an upcoming chapter we are writing. So please complete the survey below and spread the link around to your colleagues. The more the merrier. Deadline: 14th September, 2016.
17th August 2016
By Karen Sarah Iturralde
C – Change your routine
R – Reach for the stars
E – Energize yourself and the people around youRead more
11th July 2016
Ten facts about the teenage brain
Coralyn Bradshaw Co-founder of ELT-Consultants
As teachers, trainers, researchers and educators in the field of ELT, can we really afford NOT to understand some of the fundamental basics that neuro-science is revealing about adolescent brain development? Here are ten scientifically prov Read more
22nd June 2016
An End is not Always an End!
By Luisa Cristina Alvarez
Associate Consultant in Venezuela
Sometimes beautiful projects begin in an unexpected way, but then turn out to be inspirational and a source of reflection in many ways. This is the case of the English Program fo Read more
06th April 2016
By Virginia Parker: Associate ELT-Consultant
It's 8:00 a.m., and I'm early for my 8:30 class at a private international university in Thailand. I know that "Eric", one of my Chinese students, will be there, clutching a grammar translation textbook and poised to ask me some kind of obscure question. On this day, however, he sits down at Read more
20th March 2016
We are delighted to introduce you to Pete Sharma, a world famous specialist in IT who is generously offering a scholarship to participate in this on-line learning course.
Please send you applications to Pete as indicated below.
Course t Read more
13th January 2016
by Fiona Malcolm, Associate Consultant: Dip.C.Hyp. NLP, MA, DELTA, CELTYL, Trinity TESOL, BA Hons.
‘So, just how do you ‘trick’ people into liking you so much?’ asked a Project Manager after I’d delivered a TKT Course in Tripoli for Libyan Teachers to resounding applause at the Read more
01st December 2015
Associate Consultant Facilitates Primary English Teacher Training for True Plookpanya, Thailand
by David Valente Associate Consultant
1st December 2015
Early last month, I facilitated a series of teacher training workshops for True Thailand Communications PLC as part of the Read more
15th October 2015
What do I Know about Memory?
Coralyn Bradshaw Co-Founder
15th October 2015
As the new academic year gets underway, as educators, it’s worth asking ourselves “ What do I know about memory?” The more we understand about memory and how it is stored and retrieved, the mor Read more
21st September 2015
To change or not to change the curriculum. Why, how and when.
Wendy Arnold Co-Founder
‘if you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same result’ (Stephen Covey)
So if you are getting the results you aspire to then ‘if it ain’t broke Read more