Welcome to the last issue of our thirtieth birthday volume. The issue is available online and also in a print edition by subscribing here at: www.tttjournal.co.uk. Also online here is a free selection of back articles and some extras in TTTJ Plus!
As usual in this issue we introduce new, young writers as well as sharing space with those who are well-established in our field. The issue draws on work done by teacher trainers and educators from or working in Palestine, the UK, China, Brazil, the USA, Canada, Italy and South Korea. The pages are packed, as ever, with the practical and the thoughtful. The questions which are explored in this issue are these:
- How can a teacher trainer training programme be adapted to suit the specific context in which it is delivered? (Page 2)
- What is the British Council Professional Award in Teacher Development? (Page 6)
- How can we use Google Forms to create surveys and questionnaires and gather data quickly? (Page 7)
- Can a mindfulness-based reflective framework promote more self-aware ELT? (Page 9)
- How can working on pronunciation improve listening skills in a foreign language? (Page 15)
- What’s a low stress way of giving your first conference presentation? (Page 17)
- How can individual teachers integrate work on gender neutral language into their language classes? (Page 18)
- What are ‘neuromyths’ and do you believe them? (Page 22)
- How can we encourage teachers to develop their own materials for writing classes? (Page 24)
And finally, have there been any interesting articles or books published recently that might make useful reading for us teacher trainers, teacher educators and mentors? (Pages 26 and 27)
I hope you enjoy reading the answers!
All good wishes