Year: 2013

Organising (Language) Training & Optimising Limited Resources

If you’re a training manager you’re probably under pressure to satisfy the complex training needs of employees (your clients) with pressure on the budget available to you. In addition there is now and a fast changing range of training options

BESIG IATEFL Conference in Prague November 2013

Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation at the BESIG IATEFL conference in Prague on Saturday 9th November. Attached here is a copy of the presentation slides. To summarise the message: We have developed our own Blended Learning courses

Canterbury Language Training: use of online flat screen

Recently I had the chance to spend some time with John Miles, who has over 30 years experience in Education Management in TOEFL. John runs Canterbury Language Training, a small, beautiful academy dedicated to Residential Immersion courses for professional people.

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Training: one way to ‘engage’ staff after re-structuring

Engage with your workforce

Here in Spain, many medium and large sized companies have undergone re-structuring in the last 18 months. As we all know ‘re-structuring’ is a euphemism for cutting jobs and cutting salaries. The employees who remain have lived through the stress

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The Image Conference Satrurday 8th June

For anyone interested in the use of images, film, video and gaming in ELT, this is a real opportunity to hear what some of the best talent in the industry has to say. The Image Conference takes place on Saturday 8th

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Using technology for distance teacher training

Technology can be a big help when we need to provide training to a team of geographically dispersed teachers. James looks at some of the options available to us for training sessions, screencasts and online surveys.

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Choosing a Learner Management System

Choosing an LMS is a big decision and there are quite a few options available to us. James looks at a few options and would like to hear your opinions too.

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Using technology to get your students doing more speaking practice

Here are 3 useful websites that you can use to get your students practicing speaking either at home or in class. Vocaroo Vocaroo is an amazing voice recording tool as you don’t need to sign up or anything, just go

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Blended Learning

Blended Learning is now so common place it is almost imposible to envisage a classroom that does not combine some for of connection between face-to face classroom and our technology supported world beyond it. James looks at how we can use and engage with the tools available to us.

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English Exams

Exams: love them or hate them we all have to take them at some point in our lives. There are a plethora of exams out there to prove your level of English, and I won’t bore you all with the

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