Training, Education & Development
The first unit in the Aston University Masters in TESOL / TESP's Teacher
Development module by Julian Edge.
An article by Julian Edge on professional self development through cooperation
with colleagues. Read it and put it into practice in your study groups.
A series of questions that spring from the History
of EFL text and which can start you on some serious reflection on
your teaching practice and beliefs.
Thoughts and ideas to get you started on your own reflective journals.
Self Appraisal with NLP
A powerful questioning exercise from NLP that is guaranteed to have you
reflecting on your teaching more deeply than you would expect.
The Certificate in On-Line
Teaching of English
This course prepares experienced and qualified teachers of English as
a Foreign/Second Language to use the Internet as a teaching medium. Have
a browse. It looks good. If you know the course personally, let
me know, so I can give a full review.
The home page of the IATEFL Teacher Development SIG. Well worth a browse.
The National Teaching & Learning FORUM
The online version of the journal. I find it really hard going, so if
your PC is as slow as mine pick up the hard copy instead.
conditions for reflection
A practical article with teachers talking about teaching and using collaborative
group work to deepen the reflection on their teaching.
A web site for developing language teachers.
teaching in EFL
An article detailing reflective teaching in practice and grounded in theory.
A good bibliography.
Case Studies for Language
A fascinating site from Richard Watson Todd with seven EFL case studies
from Greece to Taiwan.
into the ways Cooperative Development can enhance reflective practice.
Sample TD Aston MSc assignment by John Bartrick.
Heart of a Teacher
Identity and integrity in teaching. One teacher's personal journey by
An excellent programme to help EFL teachers-in-training develop their
understanding of new terminology independently. Download it for free from