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Friday 8 January 2016

Business English Professional Development Webinars 2016

by Helen Beesley 7 comments

Join our leading Business English authors for 5 free live professional development webinars, running from February to April 2016. All you will need to participate is a computer and internet connection. Each webinar will last for around 45 minutes. Participants attending 4 or 5 live webinars will receive a participation certificate. To receive a certificate participants [...]

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Thursday 2 July 2015

Ben the Bear’s Top 10 Picturebooks!

by Helen Beesley No comments

This summer Ben the Bear, the loveable leading character in our Say Hello Kindergarten English course, is sharing his top ten favourite picturebooks for reading with children in the pre-school English classroom, as well as offering a chance to win them! Download Ben the Bear’s Top 10 Picturebooks here, which also includes Sandie Mourão’s 10 excellent reasons for [...]

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Tuesday 16 June 2015

Teaching children how to learn

by Helen Beesley No comments

Watch Gail Ellis and Nayr Ibrahim’s session on Teaching children how to learn from IATEFL 2015 in Manchester. This talk discusses the theoretical and methodological concepts of learning to learn in the primary English language teaching classroom. It shows how teachers can apply the ‘Plan, Do, Review’ routine systematically and explicitly to activities and to whole lessons, [...]

Tuesday 2 June 2015

David Heathfield’s Sao Paulo interview

by Helen Beesley No comments

Watch David Heathfield’s recent interview on TV PUC in Sao Paulo about teaching and storytelling.

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Marjorie Rosenberg’s ‘Teaching to Include all Learner Types’

by Helen Beesley No comments

Watch Marjorie Rosenberg’s presentation from the 36th TESOL Greece International Convention in March 2015.

Friday 10 April 2015

Financial Fridays with Julie Pratten on Ethical Banking

by Julie Pratten No comments

Welcome to Financial Fridays, your bi-weekly helping of hot topics from the world of banking and finance; ideas for activities that can be used as warmers, fillers or full-blown lessons. This week’s feature is ethical banking.  If you have any requests or questions about any particular aspect of banking and finance, we would love to [...]

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Wednesday 8 April 2015

Financial Fridays – Meet Julie Pratten at IATEFL!

by Julie Pratten No comments

My next Financial Fridays post will be live this Friday 10th April to coincide with IATEFL 2015 in Manchester! I will also be attending IATEFL and will be on the Delta / NGL Cengage stands 9-10 on Sunday lunchtime between 13:00 and 14:20 if you would like to pop by and ask me any questions [...]

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The Developing Teacher has been awarded the 2009 Duke of Edinburgh/ESU Award for Best Entry for Teachers. The Developing Teacher suggests that teachers themselves are the most powerful agents of change and development in their own professional career.

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Culture in our Classrooms

Part of the Delta Teacher Development Series. Culture in our Classrooms acknowledges the role of culture in the English Language Teaching classroom and provides lesson content which is relevant, useful and engaging for students.

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Teaching Online is essential reading for any teacher interested in online teaching and course delivery. It deals comprehensively with both the tools and the techniques necessary for online language instruction.

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The Business English Teacher

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The Company Words Keep

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