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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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The Globe Gathering – Mini Conference April 2022

One of things we wanted to do when we started the Globe community, was bring people together who wouldn’t normally bump into each other in their daily working lives. We were particularly keen to create connections with educators from different cultural contexts and in different geographical regions around the world. We were and are also very …

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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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