Author Archives: Fran Austin

About Fran Austin

Fran has been an EFL teacher since 2005 and joined the Oxford TEFL team in 2011. She is qualified in Trinity Cert. TESOL, Trinity Dip. TESOL and has a Diploma in Educational Management. As well as being the TESOL Coordinator at Oxford TEFL When she arrived in Barcelona she never planned to stay, but the city got its grip on her soon enough and she still loves the lifestyle and culture of this wonderful city.

Workshop preview: Dancing in the dark

In this video, Oxford TEFL’s Duncan Foord talks about his workshop, “Dancing in the Dark”. “Some conversations we have at work with colleagues, bosses and students don’t go very well. Others we simply avoid when it would be better not … Continue reading

Workshop preview: Tweet, wiki…what? (Sinéad)

When I asked Sinéad to give me something to put on the blog about her workshop on Friday, she kindly filmed a wee video for us! Very appropriate, considering that the workshop is all about using technology. (There are loads … Continue reading

Workshop preview: Multiple intelligences in the classroom (Emily Kirkpatrick)

Here’s an outline of Emily’s workshop. “The aim of this session is to understand Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences, reflect on our own strengths and those of our students and learn how to put this into practice in the language classroom.  … Continue reading

Getting There & Being There

Ahead of the Free Teacher Development Workshops for TEFL teachers, taking place in Barcelona and Prague during March (see the links at the bottom of this post for further details), I spoke to some of the presenters. First of all, … Continue reading

Free March teacher development workshops. Now in Prague!

Free teacher development workshops are like buses… you wait 6 months for one, and then two programmes appear one after the other! Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement of the Barcelona March sessions, I get word that, not to … Continue reading