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Autumn/November 2014 - Vol 28 No 3
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Dear Everybody,

Welcome to the third issue of our 28th, Volume!
I am still putting into practice the suggestions of those who responded to our email survey.
And if it is still in your inbox somewhere, it is never too late to pop it back to us! So, those who like the research articles will find a report of Briony Beaven’s work on the personal and professional development of teacher educators on page 2. Those who asked for practical quickies will find one on page 7. The Cambridge CELTA course trainers who wrote in, wanting more for their context, will be pleased to read the discussion of tutor intervention in pre-service teaching practice on page 8 (as well as the first book in Publications Received on page 23). read more...


The Fair List, UK short-listed

The Fair List, UK has been short-listed for a British Council ELTons award.
This will help mightily with letting people know what The Fair List is and does!

If you would like to support The Fair List and read more current news about it, please visit


New Subscribers!

Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:
Anastasia Kararoudi, Greece
Lisa Morgan, USA
Dulip Singh, Malaysia
Jennifer Jean Lowe, Italy
Jayme Adelson Goldstein, USA
Pelin Guney, Saudi Arabia
Jenny Lewin-Jones, UK
Nelson Arditto, Spain
Sarah Rich, Sultanate of Oman
Charmian Lantzendorffer-Jones, Netherlands
Joyce den Heijer, Netherlands
U Teng Ho, Macao



Routledge provides researchers, professionals, lecturers and students with books, Journals, eProducts, Resources and Information in the subject of Education. Please visit to see their key titles on TESOL/ELT and for details of how to claim a 20% discount off all their titles, for all Teacher Trainer readers. Their complete listing of titles can be found at

Tessa Woodward's webinars

If you would like to watch some webinars given by Tessa and relevant to teacher training, please try the following links:

Teachers as Writers: Writing Your Way to Professional Development
The Professional Life Cycles of Teachers

‘Enjoying personal and professional creativity’
In this IATEFL webinar (available to view if you are a member of IATEFL at Tessa encouraged participants to consider what creativity involves, if it’s a good thing, and whether we are born creative or can learn to be more so. If we can learn to be even more creative than we already are, then what classic techniques can we employ and what can we apply them to?

Opening plenary IATEFL conference
by Tessa Woodward

Tessa Woodward, the editor of The Teacher Trainer journal, gave the opening plenary at the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, UK in April, 2010. The topic was "The professional life cycles of teachers". Below you can watch Part 1 of her plenary.

Part 2 (approx.  45 minutes) of Tessa's Opening Plenary is available on the IATEFL web site. Please follow this link to continue viewing.

Tessa was also the October 2009 guest writer for the BBC Teaching English web site. And the subject was all about being a teacher trainer! You can still see her articles on the 'Guest Writer' section:

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