“What’s wrong with him?” – A Matter of Type and Style! (summary)

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The 3rd session I watched on the Harrogate Online website was delivered by Bita Rezaei, DoS at Hermes Institute of Science and Technology and CELTA Trainer at CELT Athens. Bita is based in Iran. The title of her session got me thinking if she would talk about theories related to learning styles that we’ve all… Continue reading

Do you work or just teach? Career Perspectives in EFL (summary)

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The 2nd talk I watched online from the IATEFL Harrogate website was delivered by Rubens Heredia, a teacher trainer from Cultura Inglesa São Paulo. Rubens talked about career perspectives in EFL – what do do? where to go? and how to get there. Rubens started out by mentioning that he majored in Law and accidentally… Continue reading

Frames for Teaching Teachers (summary)

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The IATEFL Conference 2014 ended last Saturday in Harrogate, UK. There were over 2,000 teachers from all different parts of the world sharing and learning for five days. April 1st was dedicated to the Pre-Conference Events and the regular programme started on April 2nd. I had the chance of attending the IATEFL Conference last year… Continue reading

Possible changes for a possible future (year 3)

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For the third year in a row on Teacher’s Day in Brazil, I try to post something inspiring for teachers who sometimes struggle with all the difficulties inherent in our career. This year, I decided to post a video which is truly inspiring and which goes beyond approaches and techniques for the classroom, instead, it… Continue reading

Can Leaving It All Behind Be The Start Of An Incredible New Career? [Guest Post]

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As you are reading this blog you are obviously already interested in teaching English as a foreign language and presumably therefore in seeing the world through teaching. Sadly though, whilst many people dream of taking the leap, a lot of them never do. Before I “discovered” TEFL I had a normal job, working in an… Continue reading