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
Thursday 2 July 2015
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 [...]Read more »
Tuesday 16 June 2015
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
Watch David Heathfield’s recent interview on TV PUC in Sao Paulo about teaching and storytelling.
Wednesday 29 April 2015
Watch Marjorie Rosenberg’s presentation from the 36th TESOL Greece International Convention in March 2015.
Friday 10 April 2015
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 [...]Read more »
Wednesday 8 April 2015
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 [...]Read more »
Wednesday 1 April 2015
Watch Kieran Donaghy’s introduction to his new title Film in Action, launching at IATEFL Manchester in April 2015.
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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Arlington Ebune-Nakeli on Teaching children how to learn :
This could be a very good companion...
July 6, 2015 3:38 pm
Helen Beesley on Film in Action:
Hi Mary, thanks for your message to Kieran, which we’ll...
May 18, 2015 10:07 am
Mary on Film in Action:
Hi kieran I advocate your site everywhere. I currently work in China and...
May 18, 2015 12:56 am
Helen Beesley on Going Mobile :
Going Mobile is not only shortlisted for the 2015 ELTons but is...
April 1, 2015 3:43 pm
Sophie Rome on Financial Fridays with Julie Pratten – Stress Testing for Banks :
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