Meet David Pepper, Trinity Dip. TESOL graduate

David Pepper completed the Trinity Dip. TESOL in 2012. Here, he explains why he took the course and how he has developed as a teacher.   Why did you take the Trinity Dip. TESOL course?   I never planned to have a long term career in EFL. When I left industry; burnt out, disillusioned and […]

NEW EVENTS at Oxford TEFL Barcelona: Colingo!

As well as the One day TEFL Taster Workshop, this month Oxford TEFL will be launching a new series of events for English students and EFL teachers. Colingo events are based around a group activity which will focus on team work, decision making, role play, creative thinking and project management.Each participant will learn to recognize […]

We Are Connected! George Chilton

The aim of this workshop is to provide the teacher with a range of educational technology tools. Together, we will examine technology designed for in class collaboration, and also to help connect the students with English outside the classroom. With the right activities we can use technology to challenge and motivate students, encouraging language production […]

Paper lesson plans: “Security Theatre” in ELT?

A nice video by Anthony Gaughan. He argues that paper-based lessons planning appeals to our need to feel secure, rather than actually making us any more secure. He also calls for teachers and trainers to focus more on preparing for opportunities, rather than potential problems. Interesting take on the issue. However, I feel paper-based lesson […]