Life Feastteflgeek | thinking about language teachingEnglish RavenThe idea of disintermediation ("cutting out the middle man") in terms of professional qualifications has been slowly but surely gathering steam in a variety of fields. Take a look at a range of Position Descriptions for new jobs these days and phrases along the lines of Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience and expertise/skills are becoming more frequent. Private companies (as we might expect) have been quicker to apply this in practice rather than rhetoric compared to educational institutions, mired as most of them are in conservative paper-reliant processes for verifying applicants' skills, but even here we are starting to see change. As university qualifications become more expensive and fail to deliver effective ROI for the people who invest their time and money in them, the idea of cutting them out of the picture partly or wholly is becoming not only more attractive, but more feasible. Branding is still important, however. A. B. 1. 2.
Turklish TEFLEFL Classroom 2.0 - Teacher Talk!Posted by ddeubel on Thursday, November 29th 2012 Recently on the EFL Classroom 2.0 blog, I posted 3 lists of 50 tasks that teachers can use in their teaching – asking students to do them and “practice” language, the skill that is language speaking/reading/writing/listening. Surprised to death at how popular these lists were! I know we all like lists but I guess I touched on a big need with teachers. So here are the three lists consolidated in one place. 50 tasks for the English Language Classroom 50 Tech tasks for the English Language Classroom 50 tasks using only a blank piece of paper. 50 Holiday Friendly Activities for the classroom.
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