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
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Friday 16 January 2015
Welcome to Financial Fridays, the first of a series of posts on Banking and Financial English. I am Julie Pratten, author of Absolute Banking English and Absolute Financial English, and I will be providing you with a bi-weekly helping of buzz words, some hot topics in the world of banking and finance as well as ideas for [...]Read more »
Thursday 11 December 2014
In this webinar from 10th December 2014 Jonathan Marks looks at what makes teaching pronunciation such a challenge, and what opportunities there are for integrating pronunciation easily into your teaching. He shows flexible activities which you can use with your classes at different levels to work on sounds, stress, features of ‘connected speech’ and intonation, [...]
Thursday 27 November 2014
Watch Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly’s webinar from 26th November 2014 in which they look at ‘Going Mobile’. They examine the choices and challenges involved in teaching with mobile devices in the classroom and include practical examples across a range of contexts.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Watch Nicky Hockly talk about her new title Going Mobile, co-written with Gavin Dudeney.
Thursday 13 November 2014
Watch Mark Hancock’s webinar ‘Pronunciation for Listeners’ from 12th November. In this talk, Mark looks at some aspects of pronunciation which can really jeopardize comprehension, and looks at ideas and materials we can use to raise learners’ awareness of these aspects and help learners ‘hear beyond’ them.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Watch David Heathfield’s webinar ‘Storytelling with our Students: Techniques for telling tales from around the world’ from 29th October in which he shows how to use stories in the classroom, looking at how to tell folk stories using simple and effective techniques, how to engage your students in creative response tasks and how to build your [...]
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
David Sinkinson on IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills:
I am writing my own textbook on IELTS...
January 23, 2015 2:46 am
Helen Beesley on Absolute Banking English :
Watch this space from January 2015 for our...
January 8, 2015 11:44 am
Jason Anderson on Speaking Games:
Hi John, Good to hear from you. Thanks for your kind...
January 8, 2015 11:24 am
John on Speaking Games:
I had the pleasure of working in Sardinia with Jason a few years ago...
January 8, 2015 5:22 am
Helen Beesley on Going Mobile :
Thanks for your interest in this title! It is available on...
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