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Thursday 13 November 2014

Webinar: Pronunciation for Listeners

by Helen Beesley No comments

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

Webinar: Storytelling With Our Students

by Helen Beesley 1 comment

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 [...]

Thursday 30 October 2014

Jason Anderson introduces Speaking Games

by Helen Beesley No comments

Watch Jason Anderson talking about his new title Speaking Games.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Webinar: Teaching Unplugged – 50 Free

by Helen Beesley 1 comment

Watch Luke Meddings’ (co-author of the award-winning Teaching Unplugged) webinar ‘Teaching Unplugged – 50 Free’ from 15th October in which he talks about his belief in the need to reserve fifty per cent of classroom time for heterogeneous, unassessed classroom interaction.

Monday 6 October 2014

Gavin Dudeney talks about ‘Going Mobile’

by Helen Beesley No comments

Watch Gavin Dudeney talk about his forthcoming title Going Mobile, written with co-author Nicky Hockly, from the multi-award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Webinar: Speaking Games – Learning to Play

by Helen Beesley 9 comments

Watch the first in our series of Delta Professional Development Webinars, recorded on 1st October 2014, with Jason Anderson, author of the bestselling Role Plays for Today and the brand new Speaking Games, due in stock in January 2015.

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Delta Professional Development Webinars

by Helen Beesley 19 comments

This autumn you’re invited to a series of 6 free live professional development webinars with leading authors from our Delta Teacher Development Series and Photocopiable Series. All you need to participate is a computer and internet connection. Participants attending 5 or 6 live webinars will receive a participation certificate. To receive a certificate participants will [...]

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Teaching Unplugged

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.

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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.

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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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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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Digital Play

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.

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Being Creative

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.

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Teaching Online

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 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.

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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.

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