Delta Development Blog
A blog for ELT teachers around the globe, led by leading experts in the field. Join them in discussing issues of interest to you including:
- new trends and theories in language teaching
- materials development
- practical teaching tips and activities
- ideas and suggestions for professional development
Saturday 9 April 2016
Watch this webinar with Fiona Mee from 6th April 2016 in which she explores how we can use coaching to support people through change. No change model or programme can prepare people for feelings that they never expected to have or for situations that they never expected to face. Change is a moving dynamic. However, […]
Thursday 24 March 2016
Watch this webinar from 23rd March 2016 in which Richard Nicholas, co-author of Heads Up: Spoken English for business, looks at issues of identity and identification as well the language that goes with it. In the global business world, clients and customers come in all shapes and sizes and being able to explain in English who […]
Thursday 10 March 2016
Watch this webinar from 9th March 2016 in which Steve Flinders presents the York Associates model for Developing People Internationally – ‘the virtuous circle’ – which can be used for the development of any team and which also serves as the organising principle for ‘Leading People’, Steve’s title in the International Management English series published […]
Tuesday 1 March 2016
To celebrate World Book Day we are offering you the opportunity to be one of 3 winners of copies of the groundbreaking Teaching children how to learn by Gail Ellis & Nayr Ibrahim and Storytelling With Our Students by David Heathfield. To enter this competition simply like our World Book Day Facebook post here! In March […]Read more »
Thursday 25 February 2016
Watch this webinar with Julie Pratten, author of Absolute Banking English and Absolute Financial English, from Wednesday 24th February in which she shares ideas on how to engage business English students in a variety of activities; projects, and presentations, quizzes and challenges. Here, Julie also gives some notes as a follow up to the webinar: […]
Thursday 11 February 2016
Watch this webinar from 10th February 2016 in which Nicky and Gavin look at a number of mobile-based activities for general English, and consider how and why using devices might support our students’ language learning. We will examine the choices and challenges involved in using mobile devices with learners. The example activities shared in this […]
Friday 8 January 2016
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 […]Read more »
Delta Development Blog
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Meet the Bloggers
- Bob Dignen & Steve Flinders (February to April 2013)
- Hania Kryszewska & Paul Davis (April to June 2012)
- Louis Rogers (January to March 2012)
- Ken Paterson (December 2011 to February 2012)
- Richard Brown & Lewis Richards (September to November 2011)
- Liz Walter & Kate Woodford (September to October 2011)
- Kyle Mawer & Graham Stanley (April to August 2011)
- Nik Peachey (from November 2010)
- Nicky Hockly (September & October 2010)
- Julie Pratten (July & August 2010)
- Gill Johnson (April 2010)
- Chaz Pugliese (March 2010)
- Luke Meddings (August 2009)
- Lindsay Clandfield (July 2009)
- Duncan Foord (June 2009)
- Scott Thornbury (May 2009)
The Developing Teacher
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.
Part of the Delta Teacher Development Series. Being Creative takes you on a journey that reveals how all teachers have the potential to become creative. Whether you are experienced or new to the classroom, Being Creative allows your teaching to take flight.
Teaching Unplugged was awarded the British Council 2010 ELTons UK Award for Innovation. Teaching Unplugged is the first book to deal comprehensively with the approach in English Language Teaching known as Dogme ELT.
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.
The Company Words Keep
Part of the multi-award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series. The Company Words Keep is a practical and thought-provoking guide for language teachers, showing how the latest insights into “language chunks” can lead to learners acquiring natural and fluent English.
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.
DIGITAL PLAY - 2012 ELTONS WINNER IN INNOVATION IN TEACHER RESOURCES! Digital Play is a pioneering book on the use of computer games in language teaching. Authors Kyle and Graham are experts in teaching with technology and training teachers in innovative classroom practice.
The Book of Pronunciation
Part of the multi-award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series. The Book of Pronunciation is a definitive account of the key role pronunciation plays in teaching and learning, providing a highly authoritative but hugely accessible overview of the essential elements of English pronunciation as well as a wide range of classroom practice.
The Business English Teacher
From the multi-award-winning DELTA TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SERIES. The Business English Teacher is a book not only for teachers who are thinking of making a career move into the field of business English teaching but also for those who would like to increase their skills and develop their potential.
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