Welcome to the first issue of our thirty third volume.
In this editorial I would like to consider the geographical spread represented in our pages. Over the last three years, we have published contributions from authors based in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The USA, The UK, Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales. Of course, if you are based in one of these countries, you are still most welcome to submit an article. And if you come from a different country from the ones above, you still need to send in something interesting and relevant to teacher trainers, teacher educators and teacher mentors! But it would be fun to add to our list of places where authors are based. As a reminder, our established columns are: Author’s corner, Book review, Classroom practice, Conference reports, Current research, E-Matters, Feeder fields, Games for TT, Have you read…? In-service training and development, Interviews, Language matters, Literature matters, Meet a colleague, Observation and feedback, People who train people, Training round the world, Practical training session, Pre-service training, Process options, Q and A, Readings for trainees, Mentoring, Teacher selection and evaluation, The spoof page, Trainee voices, Trainer background, Trainer materials, Trainer mistakes, and Trainer training. We also take articles that do not fall neatly under the headings above so don’t be put off if your idea doesn’t fit there! For more details on how to send draft articles in, please see page 11 of this issue. And if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch. Unlike journals who may be proud of their rejection rate, we aim to try to get as many people into print as possible! This issue is available, as usual, in this print edition and also by subscribing online at: www.tttjournal.co.uk. Also online is a free selection of back articles and some extras in the TTTJ Plus section!
I hope you enjoy reading Volume 33 Number 1!
All good wishes Tessa Woodward