March is a busy month – Online and Offline Presentations


Online  14-16 March       Spring Blog Festival       (online on WiziQ)             Showcasing Blogs (March 14-16, 2014) Programme Highlights – you can access the programme here  Blogging to enhance reflective practice and your teaching Tips, ideas, and online projects to engage students with blogs Connecting students […]

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Tagged for the last time, I hope


This is the Tag-a-Blogger Challenge going around the blogosphere! A fun chain of posts which include 11 random facts about yourself, answers to 11 questions posed by another blogger who tagged you and your 11 questions to other 11 bloggers you tag in your post. Looks like a chain letter?! Yes, but why not? It’s a fun […]

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10 things you need to know about the Cambridge CELTA course


  And why it’s the best step forward in your TEFL career      “CELTA” originally stood for ‘Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults’ but was recently changed to Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is now a Level 5 Qualification and some Universities even offer credits in their TESOL […]

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2013 in review


Thanks to Word press for reminding me about this blog – somewhat neglected in 2013 because of new blogging projects for my CELTA and DELTA trainees – do have a look at these new blogs please http://cambridgecelta.org/ http://cambridgedelta.wordpress.com/ And Happy New Year to All!!!!! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for […]

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Are you Ready to be an Online Teacher?


The future of teaching may well be online, despite the fact that face-to-face teaching has so many benefits. Advantages of online teaching Online teaching poses many challenges to the teacher who is comfortable and used to teaching ‘live’ but these are challenges which can be easily surmounted, as there are multiple advantages to being an […]

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Presentation for BELTA – Belgian Engish Language Teachers’ Association


Webinars June Webinar with Marisa Constantinides and Shaun Wilden Next in BELTA’s webinar series is a presentation by two of ELT’s professional development gurus, which will take place on 23rd of June at 1600 CET. No one knows more about how to develop as an ELT professional than Marisa Constantinides and Shaun Wilden. As moderators […]

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Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning


Presenting language in small fragments hoping that they will one day automatically transform into fluent near-native talk may not be enough. My talk at TESOL Greece highlighted some ways in which skilled performers achieve excellence and focused on practical activities promoting holistic language learning using a variety of free online tools. Fragments of knowledge The […]

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2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 33,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

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Our Nominations for the Edublogs Awards 2012 – #eddies 2012


Here are our nominations for the Edublogs Awards 2012. Best individual blog Tony Gurr’s Blog All Things Learning – because he worries about his posts and I like the way he thinks about teaching and learning  Best individual tweeter Shellt Terrell @ShellTerrell because she always tweets great content and is a great educator besides Best […]

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Originally posted on aPLaNet – Autonomous 'Personal Learning Networks' for Language Teachers:
Marisa Constantinides is one of project partners of aPLaNet and she gave a concurrent keynote entitled “Autonomous Professional Development Begins at Home”.  In this session, Marisa outlined ample opportunities that could be found on the internet for professional development of teachers and discussed…

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