Fun-filled February

February saw a busy start to the month for professional development. The first weekend, five Active Language teachers spoke at TEFL del Sur’s second event of the year. Here’s a quick run-down of their talks: Dani Jones (Tutor and Course Director for Cert and DipTESOL courses) gave participants some ideas for integrating phonology into their […]
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Welcome to the Jungle (Revisited)

This piece relates to my previous post about TEFL del Sur and it should also make sense if considered individually. Most of us from Active Language, Cadiz, went to the 2014 Annual ACEIA Conference held in Seville. ACEIA is the Andalusian association of language schools. The conference is just one day and packs a pretty weighty punch. I’ve been lucky enough to attend the conference for the last 14 years and have seen it grow in size and scope as well as in it’s professionalism and quality. It’s a great day of full-on TEFLing. It’s also great to feel...

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Simon Pearlman, Director at Active Language

ACEIA Conference 2014

I really enjoy going to ACEIA - it's a wonderful opportunity to pick up new ideas, confirm tried-and-tested beliefs and meet up with familiar faces. The plenary speakers always have something thought-provoking to say and I thoroughly enjoyed Michael McCarthy's talk on fluency and interaction.

The thing I enjoy about speaking is sharing ideas with other people. It's often said that there's...

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Teresa Bestwick, Course Tutor