English Thinking Skills

einstein_thinkingMost people think of a language as having four main skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Good performance in any of these skills, however is dependent on clear thinking, and attention to this needs to be built into every language course.

In this webinar Rod Bolitho talks about some of the reasons why thinking is not always built into language classes and some of the things that teachers can do to encourage their learners to think more critically and more effectively.


Classroom based teacher development – Willy Cardoso

teacher devWilly Cardoso looks at the following aspects of classroom-based teacher development:

  • Approaches to teacher development that start from inside the classroom
  • How to involve learners in our development
  • Self- and peer-observation tools
  • How to increase the validity (and currency) of our classroom-based knowledge
  • Critical teacher development (or ‘beware of TEFL slogans’)

Please click on the link below to watch a recording of the webinar