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Leadership and Management in ELT. What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Duncan Foord is the trainer on the OxfordTEFL Leadership in ELT course. He has 35 years’ experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, leader and manager. He is author of The Developing Teacher (2009) and From Language Teacher to … Continue reading

Nik Peachey

6 tips for moving your teaching online – How do you adapt your teaching techniques for the virtual classroom?

Have you ever thought of teaching online? Adding this skill to your teaching repertoire can open up a host of opportunities for you, from additional work to starting your own business. You could also vastly improve your chances of finding … Continue reading

dirk lagerwaard

Involving emotions in the secondary classroom: why and how?

Dirk Lagerwaard is a tutor on our Teaching Young Learner courses. He is a PhD candidate at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and teaches English at a secondary school and the Escola Oficial d’Idiomes in Cornellà. He also works at the … Continue reading

Fran Austin

Top 10 Reasons to Attend an ELT Conference

As the 5th annual InnovateELT conference approaches (just one month to go!), we are in the final stages of preparing for what appears to be one of our biggest events yet. This leads me to thinking more about why people choose to attend conferences, and what they expect to get out of them.

Why bother with the time and expense of attending a conference when there are so many other ways nowadays to learn something new? Here are my top ten reasons to attend an ELT conference. Continue reading

Duncan Foord

What can the Oxford TEFL Leadership in ELT course do for you?

Duncan Foord is the Director of OxfordTEFL. He has 30 years experience in language teaching, teacher training, school leadership and management. He is the author of “From English Teacher to Learner Coach” (with Dan Barber), The Developing Teacher and The Language Teachers Survival … Continue reading