The World Teacher Framework (WTF) for Acid and Discontinuous Professional Development (A&D-PD) in English Language Teaching (ELT) – so, it's the WTFA&D-PDELT (remember that, it will be 'the' buzzword at the next IATEFL).
The session is essentially about continuing professional development (CPD) and how I have applied the concepts of gamification to try and make it a more motivating experience for teachers at the centre where I worked until recently.
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This is a post detailing my investigation into a particular aspect of English language teaching (ELT) that I undertook as part of a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) at UCL. You can find details about the ...
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Student feedback analysis of using Guided Visualisation in the ELT classroom
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Events such as these are always a fantastic opportunity to learn about what is happening in ELT around the world and I was particularly interested in hearing about the different ways that teacher support and development are being ...
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Caroline's audios are realistic descriptions (monologues) and delivered at a lovely natural NS speech speed.
Teachers will need to add more to make them useful:
After doing the Pre-listening vocab matching tasks, which are simple 'click' or online drag and drop 'while listening' tasks of what you hear (not what any of it means), elicit MFPA for any pre-listening vocab your student doesn't know (if necessary)
GIST : Add a 'meaning' task to have students grasp the gist of the description (after the first listening), plus devise a second-listening DETAILED understanding listening task to check sts catch the meaning of the text in more detail. Note that filling in words they hear into a transcript of the text doesn't mean they've understood what the text is all about.
Finally, devise a follow up - something to write (eg a letter/article/etc) that's connected to the topic.
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