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Communities of Practice in ELT: Practitioners are doing it for themselves

Communities of Practice in ELT: Practitioners are doing it for themselves Sarah Mount and Alan Pulverness, Transform ELT This paper describes our experiences in setting up Globe – a set of virtual Communities of Practice (CoPs) – and explains how we have tried to remain faithful to the principles and the ethos of CoPs.   Definition …

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Building principled ELT development projects in Algeria, Ethiopia, Senegal & Côte d’Ivoire

Building principled ELT development projects in Algeria, Ethiopia, Senegal & Cote d’Ivoire Sarah Mount and Alan Pulverness, Transform ELT In the four years since we set up TransformELT, together with Alan Mackenzie, we have worked on development projects in nearly 30 countries. This talk presented case studies of three projects – in Algeria, Ethiopia and …

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PCE IATEFL Belfast 2022

YLTSIG and MaWSIG PCEs – IATEFL Belfast 2022 We are delighted to be sponsoring two very exciting PCE’s at the Annual IATEFL conference in Belfast in May. YLTSIG will be focusing on ‘Integrating Interculturality in Children and Teenager’s English Language Education’. The day will also feature an ‘Open Space’ where delegates can mingle and discuss …

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CC Qatar Symposium

The dance of change : Transitioning to teaching online Alan Mackenzie’s was delighted to be the opening keynote speaker at the Community College of Qatar 2nd recent Annual International (Virtual) English Language Teaching Symposium Covid response has been likened by Dr. Anthony Fauci as a dance. As it changes, we have to respond. As in …

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MENA : British Council ‘How to…” guides for MENA Teacher Educators

Between December 2021 and March 2022, four Transform ELT consultants were commissioned by the British Council to write ‘How To…’ guides for teachers educators in the MENA region: ·      How can interventions that focus on (a) teacher motivation, (b) teacher                 identity and (c) teacher resilience be incorporated into programmes …

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Vietnam: Formative Assessment guidlines and materials

In 2021 The National Foreign Languages Project (NFLP), part of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in Vietnam, engaged Cambridge University Press (Vietnam) to produce overarching guidelines for formative assessment, together with classroom materials for use by teachers at lower (Grades 6-9) and upper (Grades 10-12) secondary levels. Similar guidelines and materials had already …

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Dr. Samantha Curle

Dr. Samantha Curle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Bath where she teaches and supervises on subjects related to Applied Linguistics and Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (AQM). She is Director of the Master of Research in AQM and the Pathway Lead for AQM for the South West Doctoral …

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Abeer Okaz

Abeer Okaz is the Educational Consultant at Pharos University in Alexandria. She is also a freelance trainer, CELTA tutor and a NILE consultant and DELTA Module 2 TP tutor. She graduated from Purdue University majoring in English Literature, and holds an MA from the AUC in TEFL. She took part in the intensive teacher training …

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