Ambitious ELT

My students say the absolute minimum


An amazing piece by Zarina Subhan that might make us all a little bit more aware of our bad habits as ELTs Oxford University Press Zarina Subhan, an experienced teacher … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why I fell in love with teacher-training


I don’t claim to be a master of anything. As a teacher with only two years of experience, I definitely have a lot to learn. However, I was trained to … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Basics of Speaking Activities in the ESL Classroom


This blog post is based on a Teacher Development Session I have run twice with my colleagues, my sessions are designed for teachers in Kazakhstan who do not have CELTA. … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

Basics of Lesson Planning


The ADOS at our school conducted observations over December and noticed that our new teachers needed help with lesson planning, so she asked me to conduct a session on the … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

First Contact


  As a young teacher this is a pretty big step for me. I’m not usually one to feel nervous, however I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

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