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Carbon footprint ELT

How can we reduce our climate/carbon/plastic footprints across the ELT profession?

  Mariam Oganesian is a TEFL-qualified English teacher, linguist, owner and CEO of a language school called “M-GROUP” in the Ukraine. She also has a master’s degree in ELT and Pedagogics and is a graduate of our Leadership in ELT … Continue reading

Teaching business English

Top tips for overcoming common challenges when teaching Business English

Are you worried about starting to teach Business English (“BE”) because you have mainly taught Young Learners so far in your career? Or are you feeling a little jaded and need some inspiration to keep your in-company classes fresh? This … Continue reading

Leadership in ELT. What makes a good communicator?

In the second of three articles on Leadership, Duncan Foord looks at how teachers can develop their communication skills by transferring the approach they use in the classroom to those important conversations they need to have in the big bad … Continue reading

Nicola Meldrum

What is the Trinity DipTESOL unit 3 phonology interview like and how can you pass it?

Developing how to teach pronunciation is one of the main reasons teachers choose the Trinity Dip TESOL over the DELTA. As course director, I interview all candidates for our Diploma course and find it interesting it is still the area … Continue reading

Chris Graham

Blinded by the light – understanding and reducing the environmental impact of ELT.

Article by Christopher Graham I was quite surprised to be asked to write this blog. I am, after all, a car-driving, frequent-flying, meat-eating, supermarket-shopping kind of person. Like so many other people, but with a lot more flying. And, like … Continue reading