1. Top 10 ELT books never written


    September 26, 2015 by Willy Cardoso

    In no particular order and without any criteria, here are (in my expert opinion) the best books in English Language …
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  2. learners thinking


    June 13, 2015 by Willy Cardoso

    collected thought bubbles from a French as a foreign language course: ……. The language teacher teaches language. Who teaches learning …
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  3. Initial teacher training: do they still teach PPP?


    March 31, 2015 by Willy Cardoso

    Image from page 262 of "Physical culture: first book of exercises in drill, calisthenics, and gymnastics" (1891) on https://flic.kr/p/ow5K1X

    I’d like to think there must be those trainers who don’t even mention P-P-P and believe you can learn how to teach using a TBL approach first. Who are you? I’d like to meet you.

  4. Initial teacher training: valuing and creating opportunities for critical incidents


    March 23, 2015 by Willy Cardoso

    Image from page 145 of %22Mental development and education%22 (1921)

    There have been many attempts to put critical incidents and what you can do with them at the core of teaching (see for example discussions on Dogme ELT), and whereas constructs like emergent language have gained some clout, they still features low – if at all – at the core of initial teacher training qualifications.

  5. A language student again: group or 1to1


    December 15, 2014 by Willy Cardoso

    Today I asked my Italian teacher to teach me something and she said it was at “the level” above mine. …
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  6. Open Space @ Braz-TESOL


    May 5, 2014 by Willy Cardoso

    Last week I had the pleasure to facilitate another Open Space  event within a TESOL / ELT conference. This time in Joao …
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  7. Box-ticking or mind-mapping?

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    April 18, 2014 by Willy Cardoso

    Originally posted on Thinking Change:
    This is a joint post between Willy Cardoso and Divya Madhavan on questions about ELT professionalism.…

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Events 2015

IATEFL Manchester, UK
10 April, 2014
TDSIG PCE: Challenges and Rewards
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IATEFL Manchester, UK
12 April, 2015
Talk: Initial teacher training: challenges and innovations in course design

23 March, 2015 - Kragujevac
28 March, 2015 - Belgrade
Theme: Assessment: who is it for?
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