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The news page will feature two kinds of news: one will be changes to the journal itself...for example, new design features, new columns, competitions and so on. The other will be changes to this web site.... for example new back articles in the archive, new features and so on.




New Subscribers!
Category: miscellaneous
Posted: December, 2016

Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:

Serafine Giannone, Australia
Ulla Furstenberg, Austria
Janet Bougeois, Australia
Tulin Turnuk, Turkey
Sabrina Bechler, Germany
Enrique Ruiz, Spain
Xavier Munoz, USA
Selma Aslan, Turkey
Steve Castle, UK
Marie-Claire Chabot, Hong Kong
Dmitry Osipov, Russia
Andrea Baena, Brazil
Claudia Vratilova, Thailand
Linda Koza, USA
Rebecca Haag, USA
Abeer Al-Jeeran, Kuwait
Susan Fullagar, Australia
Sian Lewis, UK
Ian Puffett, UK
Brahmi Hadjer, Algeria
Melissa McLeod, Qatar
Martin Duguay, Republic of Korea


Twitter!

Category: social media
Posted: June, 2016

Our most recent birthday present to ourselves is that we are now on Twitter! @TTT_Journal. Join us there!



New Subscribers!

Category: miscellaneous
Posted: July, 2015

Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:

Helen Strong, Germany
British Council, Burma
Gelareh Naji-Holbrook, Scotland
Georgeta Bradatan, UK
Deniz Hinds, USA
Melitta Breitender, Austria
John Hughes, UK
Rashidah Chowdhury, Saudi Arabia
Steve Button, UK
Laura Brunwin, Spain
Shinji Matsuzawa, Japan
Suzan Ozgelen Yilmaz, Turkey
Catherine McFarlane, Spain
Durham University
Said Dahmani, Algeria
Daniel Flynn, Colombia



New Subscribers!

Category: miscellaneous
Posted: March, 2015

Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:

Lucia Cunderlikova, Slovakia
Emma Cosgrave, Singapore
Virginia Collinge, Australia
Lauren Kenyon, UK
Rudolph Schaeppi, Thailand
Michael Fennel, UK
Cambridge Education Group
Illya Arnet, Switzerland
Tim Melling, UK
The Anglo Mexican Foundation, Mexico
Linnaeus University, Sweden
Indu Arora, USA
Liliana Sanchez, Mexico
Dorothy Metaxopoulou, Vietnam
Anna Provodnikova, Russian Federation



New Subscribers!

Category: miscellaneous
Posted: November, 2014

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




New Subscribers!
Category: miscellaneous
Posted: November, 2013

Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:

Stella Fraser, UK
Michael Turner, UK
Kati Somogyi-Toth, Hungary
Elizabeth Cane, UK
Sahar Tammar, Saudi Arabia
Jacqueline Elner, Turkey
Gulsen Musayeva Vefali, Turkey
Michele Ni Thoghdha, Oman
Steve Bliss, UK
Anna Gardia Stone, Spain
Chen Li, China
Adiana Iennaco, Brazil
Cardiff University, UK
EF International Language School Manchester, UK
EF Language School Brighton, Uk
Mr Subodhgopal Nandi, India
Olga Navratilova, Czech Republic
Judith Bolt, UK
Mihaela Dascalu, UAE
Ms Ruth Kent, Spain
Ms Li Wa Gai, China
John Parry, UK
Evgeniya Espchuk, Russia
Jenny Laird, Northern Ireland
Carol Cregg, Ireland
Cristiano Caetano, Angola
Kalminderjit Kaur, Malaysia
Elisabeth Campbell, UK
Stephen Louw, Thailand
Krystine Joyce, Singapore


The Pilgrims Scholarship
Category: miscellaneous
Posted: June, 2013

This scholarship is funded by Pilgrims to enable a practising teacher or teacher trainer to lead a talk or workshop at the IATEFL annual conference for the first time and to be published in the Teacher Trainer Journal or Humanising Language Teaching. Since its founding Pilgrims has adopted humanistic approaches following the work of Carl Rogers in which the person is at the centre of the learning and teaching experience.
It is not necessary to be an IATEFL member to apply.

The award consists of:
• a conference registration
• £ 750 towards accommodation and travel costs
• a year’s membership to IATEFL

To qualify you must:
• be a practicing teacher or teacher trainer who has recently explored a person centred approach or approaches in English language teaching or teacher training
• be a first time speaker at the IATEFL Conference
• agree to submit by September 2014 an article of between 500 and 600 words reflecting on your training session

To be considered you must submit:
• a 400-500 word summary of how you have incorporated a person centred approach into your teaching or teacher training
• a brief curriculum vitae (2 sides A4 maximum)
• a passport sized photo (for inclusion in the conference programme if you win)
• a speaker proposal

If you are a member of IATEFL please submit online.
If you are not a member of IATEFL please complete the special speaker registration form downloadable from http://www.iatefl.org/scholarships/ page as you will not be able to submit on line without a valid membership number. If you are the winner of this scholarship, a year's membership is paid for by the scholarship as all presenters must be members of IATEFL.

The submission date is 22nd August 2013. You will be informed about the award in mid-October.

PLEASE APPLY USING THE IATEFL ONLINE APPLICATION FORM, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR CV AND PHOTO READY TO UPLOAD.



New Subscribers!
Category: miscellaneous
Posted: June, 2013

Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:

John Braithwaite, Australia
Jane McNicholas, UK
Jeong Mi-ae, South Korea
Christina Meier, Lichtenstein
Wim Kamps, Curacao
James Stakenburg, USA
Helen Rouse, UK
Andrea Tolve, Spain
Jon Chodarcewicz, Canada
Sally Hirst, Turkey
Abdellatif Zoubair, Morocco
British Council, Cyprus
Harinder Sutton, UK
Anna Rees, Spain
Bindu Varghese, USA
Maia Gurgenidze, Georgia
Zach Pinson, Vietnam
Helen Gasking, UK
Roseli Serra, Brazil
Juergen Thamerus, Germany
Anissa Saidani, France
N. Satish, India
William Tichener, UK
Besime Erkmen, Turkey
Evgeniia Zimina, Russian Federation
(see her article on pages 2-3 of this issue)
Sally Hirst, Turkey
Abdellatif Zoubair, Morocco
British Council, Cyprus
Harinder Sutton, UK
Anna Rees, Spain
Bindu Varghese, USA
Maia Gurgenidze, Georgia
Zach Pinson, Vietnam
Helen Gasking, UK
Roseli Serra, Brazil
Juergen Thamerus, Germany
Anissa Saidani, France
N. Satish, India
William Tichener, UK
Besime Erkmen, Turkey
Evgeniia Zimina, Russian Federation (see her article on pages 2-3 of this issue)



Pilgrims Teacher Trainer Journal Scholarship 2012
Category: miscellaneous
Posted: June, 2012

Each year a scholarship is funded by the Pilgrims Teacher Trainer journal to enable a practicing teacher or teacher trainer to lead a workshop at the IATEFL annual conference in the UK and to have the opportunity to be published in the Teacher Trainer Journal and in IATEFL publications. It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL or a subscriber to the journal to apply.
The award consists of:
• a conference registration
• £580 towards accommodation and travel costs
• a year’s membership to IATEFL

To qualify you must:
• be a practicing teacher, teacher trainer, teacher educator or mentor who can deliver a highly effective and inspirational training session of one of the following two types: either
1) As a practicing teacher wanting to move into teacher training, your first ever presentation to teachers or
2) As a practicing teacher trainer, a presentation on a topic of relevance to fellow teacher trainers e.g. hiring and inducting new teachers, running professional development programmes for teachers, observing or giving feedback to teachers, setting up resource banks for teachers or a similar teacher education topic
• agree to submit by September 2012 an article of between 500 and 600 words reflecting on your training session
• To be considered, your proposal must be submitted by the scholarship application deadline of 22nd August 2012 and must go direct to IATEFL. Please see their web site for details: www.iatefl.org/scholarships.


Pilgrims Teacher Trainer Journal Scholarship 2011
Category: miscellaneous
Posted: June, 2011


This scholarship is funded by Pilgrims to enable a practicing teacher or teacher trainer to lead a workshop at the 2012 IATEFL annual conference in Glasgow, Scotland and to have the opportunity to be published in the Teacher Trainer Journal and in IATEFL publications. It is not necessary to be a member of IATEFL to apply.

You need to go to the IATEFL web site www.iatefl.org to apply.

The award consists of:

To qualify you must:

To be considered you should apply online including:

Please note that your proposal must be submitted TO IATEFL by the scholarship application deadline of 22nd August 2011.

If you are a member of IATEFL please submit online via the IATEFL website.
If you are not a member of IATEFL please complete the special speaker registration form downloadable from Scholarships page of the IATEFL website as you will not be able to submit online without a valid membership number. If you are the winner of this scholarship, a year's membership is paid for by the scholarship as all presenters must be members of IATEFL. The submission date is 22nd August 2011. You will be informed about the award around the end of September 2011.



Opening plenary IATEFL conference by Tessa Woodward

Category: miscellaneous
Posted: June, 2010

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 of:
www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/tessa-woodward.



Short articles!

Category: journal
Posted: March, 2010

When we are laying out a new issue of the Teacher Trainer journal, we often have a little space left over. We keep that for extra adverts that come in. These little spaces are also perfect for short articles! So, if you have a really good idea that you want to share with fellow professionals, and it is very short, don’t be put off. Send it in! It may well help us with our layout. It may also mean that your work gets printed quicker than usual too!
By ‘short’ I mean anything under 1,000 words.
Looking forward to receiving your ‘shorties’!



Digital version Teacher Trainer Journal

Category: web site
Posted: November, 2009

In response to reader and subscriber enquiries, we have been working for some time on getting an affordable, secure, digital version of the Teacher Trainer journal launched from this web site as of Volume 24 No 1 (March 2010).

We have now found a local company who will help us to provide you with a ‘flip page’ digital version. (This means that the digital version looks like a real magazine with pages turning!) Of course, you don’t have to have it! You can still subscribe just to the paper version if you wish. But if you would like to have the digital version as well, you will be able to subscribe to both at the same time very soon. Please see the how to subscribe and subscribe online pages for details of the offer.

In order to keep our copyright safe you will naturally not be able to edit the pages, put them onto a CD Rom or forward them to someone else. But you will be able to read them online and print them off!



New article

Category: web site
Posted: June, 2009

Under the TTTJ Plus section on this web site you will find a new article. It is ‘Virtual teacher learning’ by Patricia Lauria and Susana Liruso. Both of them are from Argentina.



Miscellaneous

Category: web site
Posted: October, 2008

1. Now…..here’s the thing…! We haven’t raised the price of the journal for some eight years now. While prices of paper, printing, postage, et al have risen steadily (and sometimes meteorically!) we have kept absorbing them. But now that the pound is a little weaker we feel it is a good time to raise our prices so that we can cover our costs again. This is because the rise will effect other currencies much less than it would have done over the last few years. So our new rate for 2009 and beyond is:
One year subscription £30
But don't forget that you can reduce this, as many of you already do, by subscribing for 2 or 3 years thus :
Two year subscription £55
Three year subscription £80
All prices include postage to anywhere in the world!

2. Please see our ‘Call for articles!’ We would like you to send some in now that our backlog has been successfully coped with via the print journal and this web site.

3. I am very happy to announce that you can now subscribe online. Please click on the ‘Subscribe online’ button and follow the links!

4. The free, downloadable ‘Articles bank’ is now a really fine resource.

5. Nicky Hockly’s ‘It’s a wired world’ column is now archived on this website so that you can find e-issues more easily. Visit the archive.

6. We have now added a ‘testimonials’ section so you can see what people think of the journal.

7. Why not advertise in the journal? If you have a book or other product, are putting on a conference or other event, why not let us advertise it for you? We can take small and large adverts, banners and flyers and our rates are really reasonable!



Miscellaneous

Category: web site
Posted: July, 2008

1. First of all, please see our ‘Call for articles!’ We would like you to send some in now that our backlog has been successfully coped with via the print journal and this web site.

2. I am very happy to announce that you can now subscribe online. Please click on the ‘Subscribe online’ button and follow the links!

3. The free, downloadable ‘Articles bank’ is now a really fine resource.

4. We have added a new article to our new section called TTTJ Plus (for articles which are brand new and have never appeared in the print journal). The new article is called When College Is Over: Continuing the Professional Development of Language Teachers by Jersus José Colmenares López, USA/Venezuela.

5. Last time we asked subscribers to help us to update the useful bibliography on this web site. When The Teacher Trainer started in 1986 there were literally only a handful of professionally related books to help us modern language teacher trainers with our work. These days there are many, many more. We all have our favourites of course. The list of books on this site was contributed, a few years back, by Dr Ian McGrath, Associate Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Recently some new books and article collections have appeared which could be useful to trainers, mentors and teacher educators. The list has now been updated and appears in the current issue.

6. Nicky Hockly’s ‘It’s a wired world’ column is now archived on this website so that you can find e-issues more easily. Visit the archive.

7. We have now added a ‘testimonials’ section so you can see what people think of the journal.



Miscellaneous

Category: web site
Posted: February, 2008

1. First of all, please see our ‘Call for articles!’ We would like you to send some in now that our backlog has been successfully coped with via the print journal and this web site.

2. I am very happy to announce that you can now subscribe online. Please click on the ‘Subscribe online’ button and follow the links!

3. We have added a new back article called "Using substitution tables for language analysis with pre-service native English speaking trainees"  (by Tessa Woodward) to our archive of golden oldies.

4. We have started a new section called TTTJ Plus for articles which are brand new and have never appeared in the print journal.



Bibliography plea

Category: web site
Posted: October 18, 2007

We are currently asking subscribers to help us to update the useful bibliography on this web site. When The Teacher Trainer started in 1986 there were literally only a handful of professionally related books to help us modern language teacher trainers with our work. These days there are many, many more. We all have our favourites of course.
The list of books on this site was contributed, a few years back, by Dr Ian McGrath, Associate Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Recently some new books and article collections have appeared which could be useful to trainers, mentors and teacher educators. If you know of a useful book, please do get in touch with all the bibliographical details and we will add it to our updated list next time.
Thank you!



New back article

Category: web site
Posted: June 15, 2007

Our stock of Golden Oldie articles is really getting quite large now! This time we add "An interview with Gaie Houston on supervision". The article first appeared in Volume 4 Number 3, Autumn 1990. Gaie Houston has worked for over 20 years with smal groups in industry, education and the National Health Service in the UK. She is very, very perceptive about both leaders and participants in all kinds of groups. Her books are small and helpful. My personal favourite is "The red book of groups"! Check the article for availability.



New back article

Category: web site
Posted: March 1, 2007

Our stock of Golden Oldie articles is really getting quite large now! This time we add an article called, ”In language teaching which is more important: Language or teaching?". It was written by Penny Ur. It first appeared in Volume 4 Number 3, Autumn 1990. As we would expect from this prolific, thoughtful and practical ELT writer, this article gives an answer deeply rooted in examples from her long and varied professional practice.



New back article

Category: web site
Posted: October 18, 2006

Our stock of golden Oldie articles is really getting quite large now! This time we add an article called, “Internship: Partnership in initial teacher education”. It was written by Terry Allsop and Irene Scott of Oxford University, Department of Educational Studies. It first appeared in the Teacher Trainer in Volume 4, Number 3, Autumn 1990. It deals with the close partnership between university department, school staff and the Local Education Area in the induction and training of student teachers.



New column

Category: journal
Posted: October 18, 2006

In this latest issue we start a new column called “Practical Training Sessions”.
The idea of this new series from experienced trainer Andy Caswell is to suggest to the less experienced teacher trainer or workshop leader a possible approach to a number of popular topics often discussed in teacher training sessions. Each plan will be photocopiable, and there will be reading references at the end which the trainer may wish to check out before giving the session. The first topic in this new series is “Ways of reviewing and recycling vocabulary".



New columns in 2006

Category: journal
Posted: June 14, 2006

We have added some new regular columns to the journal in response to suggestions from readers who answered our reader survey.
The columns are: One on information technology, called 'It's a Wired World', written regularly by Nicky Hockly. Another is called 'Article Watch' where we summarise relevant articles that have appeared in other journals.
In this issue, we start 'News from our Field' with a regular columnist, Susan Barduhn. Susan will keep us all up to date with information on courses, new facilities, upcoming conferences especially for teacher educators, changes in the law, centres of excellence...anything that affects the world of teacher trainers/educators and mentors.


New back article

Category: web site
Posted: June 14, 2006

The latest edition to our archive of golden oldies is an article called "Learner Independence: A weekend seminar" by Bruce Pie. It originally appeared in Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 1990. It describes a teacher training weekend on the subject of LI where the topic was mirrored by the process. In other words, the teachers attending had time to be independent in their own learning!



TTT web site relaunched

Category:  web site
Posted: Feb 21, 2006

As we have been going for two decades now, we are celebrating our twentieth birthday with a newly launched journal and a newly launched web site. We have taken on board lots of your suggestions and have new sections in the journal and new features on this web site. We have lots more new features planned too... so... watch this space!



 


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