ELT Articles

Teacher Training

Our Teacher Training articles provide you with professional development ideas to help your teaching staff keep their skills current and relevant. Use these ideas in your regular professional development sessions or just pass them on to your teachers to use as they see fit.

Reading Aloud

Reading aloud had a bad rap when we were in the midst of pure communicative language teaching. Reading aloud was seen as rote practice that did not allow students any opportunity for the creative use of language.  Our perspective has changed in recent years, however. We read aloud all the time in the real world, so should we not also give our language learners experience and success with the skill of reading aloud?

Making Classroom Rules

All of your teachers should have a set of basic rules for how their classroom will run. These can be rules about punctuality, attendance, homework, behaviour and the use of English. Here are some examples:

Correcting Your Students

Teachers are faced with two options when it comes to student errors: to correct or not to correct. It is a balancing act between shutting down student language production if there is too much correction, and having students be inaccurate with their production if there is not enough correction. How can your teachers achieve a balance?