A ten-week Teacher Training course for recently qualified teachers of Young Learners

Ahead of the return to school for most teachers and young learners, I am pleased to share a ten-week initial Teacher Training course for recently qualified teachers of children and young teenagers. I wrote this when I was still working as a Teacher Trainer and have updated it to place it on my blog.

First of all, I am sharing the pre-course information that can be given to trainees either ahead of or at the start of the course: YLs Initial ten-week Teacher Training course Рoverview

August is holiday time for many teachers

During August, many teachers are taking a thoroughly well-deserved break. I am keeping my head down proofreading a Lower Secondary course that is being versioned for Egypt.

Next week, I plan to take some down time from Wednesday through to the following Tuesday morning. I am planning to use some of that time to add some content to the Teaching materials tab on this blog. So look out for something from me soon.

YL can-do descriptors for rating

I have just finished the second day of selecting can-do descriptors from a list of new and adapted ones to be sent out for rating. It involves carefully selecting descriptors that fill gaps in the current syllabus.

I will be co-presenting a workshop on this at this year’s IATEFL conference so come and find out more. We’re on in the morning on the Monday.

Content editing a Primary course for Egypt

This week I have been mainly content editing a Primary course that is being versioned for use in Egypt. It is fascinating what can and can’t be considered culturally acceptable. Example: playing cards shouldn’t feature as this could be considered to allude to gambling. I’m due to finish the content edit this week, which is great as I have a new project writing some Primary tests just starting up.