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the TEFL Development Hub

What is the TEFL Development Hub?

This dynamic online community is a place for ELT professionals – teachers, academic managers, school owners, materials writers and more – to come together for quality professional development in these times of Covid-19 and beyond. Within the profession, and whatever our teaching environment might be, we all have experiences to share and questions to ask. 

The TEFL Development Hub provides a space for us all to connect, to help us develop our teaching and our careers. With members from around the globe, we are able to learn from each other’s experiences and share insights from the world of TEFL.

What do I get when I join?

  • support, ideas and inspiration from the teacher and teacher trainer community via the members-only Facebook group

  • weekly live events with practical ideas for your lessons, be it in a socially-distanced, online or hybrid learning environment

  • the opportunity to connect with teachers and other ELT professionals from around the world

  • exclusive access to our 12-hour webinar series from Lockdown 2020 and recordings of the ongoing TEFL in the time of COVID series

  • access to our ELT events calendar, listing upcoming webinars and conferences from around the globe

  • discounts and special offers on Active Language teacher training courses

Webinars once a fortnight with takeaway ideas for your lessons, covering all ages and teaching environments
Weekly questions to share your experiences and learn from Hub members from around the world
An informal catch-up every two weeks to have a chat with colleagues near and far
Access the ELT events calendar to find out what’s happening in the world of ELT around the globe, with listings of webinars and conferences

The TEFL Development Hub - your questions

Subscription to the TEFL Development Hub starts at 3€ a month for an annual subscription. We also offer monthly subscription for 5€ a month.

There is also the option of institutional membership at 20€ a month for up to five members of staff, or 200€ for an annual subscription.

Click here to go to the TEFL Development Hub website to subscribe and pay by PayPal. You can also pay by bank transfer – see details on the same page.

If you are joining as an institution, please contact Teresa ( with a list of names and email addresses so they can be given access.

You can cancel your subscription at any time, though obviously we’ll be sorry to see you go. Please note that refunds will not be given if a subscription is cancelled.

For further details, see the TEFL Development Hub Terms and Conditions.

Every other Thursday (or Thubsday as it’s also known!), we livestream a webinar to the Facebook group. We invite guest speakers to come along and share their experiences from different fields within our profession: working with younger learners, looking at materials writing, how to improve your career prospects through social media, and much more.

We also offer further live events.

Every fortnight, alternating with the webinar, we have Coffee Breaks on a Thursday. These provide the opportunity to meet other Hub members and discuss some of the topics which have come up recently in the Hub.

On Tuesdays, we offer a variety of events: Trainer Talking Time and Monthly Management Meet Ups to focus more on those two aspects of ELT, as well as Focused Forums in which we discuss a topic voted on by members of the Facebook group.

Notes of all our events are available on the TEFL Development Hub blog.

We can issue with a certificate showing the date you joined the Hub and can also email an invoice for your monthly or annual subscription.

Please let Teresa know by email if you require any of these documents (

Meet Simon and Teresa

Simon is one of the founding directors of Active Language and has been working in ELT since 1997. 

“I am passionate about our English language teaching profession; it has given me so much over the years and continues to do so.”

T has been teaching and training since 2004 and is a self-confessed CPD-junkie.

“I love presenting at conferences and meeting other ELT professionals, so the Hub seemed like a great place to combine the two!”


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