Learning Teaching attempts to kill two birds with one stone - it aims to be an initial training handbook and also a guide to continuing teacher development - and it manages to do both better than many single-focussed books. The key to its success is its focus on practical advice. Throughout the different sections, it offers clear practical tips and hints on getting through a language teaching class with confidence. Highly recommended for anyone starting a certificate course in TEFL/TESOL as well as new and practising teachers. Everyone will find something of value in these pages, which are likely to become the most well-worn in any teacher's library. The newest edition (not pictured) is enhanced with samples of language classes on the accompanying DVD.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
BALEAP (formerly British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) is the self-professed "Global Forum for EAP Professionals." The BALEAP competency framework was published in August 2008. (As usual with me, this is not news!) That has given the world (or at least the UK) of EAP a good 5 years to demonstrate the usefulness of the document and show how it has been used as per the aims of the document which are:
- An agreed description of good practice
- A reference document acting as a basis for:
- supporting the professional development of EAP teachers within institutions
- self-monitoring of professional development for freelance teachers
- accreditation of individual teacher portfolios as evidence of professional achievement
- EAP teacher recruitment and selection
- course design for teacher training in EAP
- course accreditation for teacher training in EAP
- A means of raising the profile of the profession within institutions and the further and higher education sector
Monday, May 6, 2013
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