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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

How much does it cost?
The launch price for the TEFL Development Hub is 3€ per month for individuals. We also offer institutional membership at 20€ for up to 10 members.
There are no necessary hidden extras and no registration fees. The price you pay when you join is the price you will always pay, even as we increase membership fees in the future.
There may be optional additional services that have an extra charge.
How do I join?
Click here to pay and on the checkout page, please add your Facebook name in the order notes. We’ll send you a link to the members-only Facebook page from training@activelanguage.net.

If you are joining as a school, please email us a list of the teachers who will be accessing the Hub.

You can cancel your subscription at any time, though obviously we'll be sorry to see you go. Just send us an email at training@activelanguage.net to let us know and we'll suspend your subscription, remove you from the group and send you a confirmation email.
For further details, see our Terms and Conditions.
Do I get a certificate for joining?

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

Please let us know by email (training@activelanguage.net) if you need either of these documents.

What are the live events?
Every Thursday at 11am CET, we alternate between a webinar and a coffee break.
From the webinars, you can expect to get practical teaching ideas for your lessons. During our TEFL in the time of COVID series, we'll be sharing ideas for the socially-distanced classroom, the online classroom and ideas on how to manage a hybrid teaching environment.
We'll also be inviting guest speakers to come along and share their experiences from different fields within the profession: working specifically with younger leaners, looking at materials writing, how to improve your career prospects through social media, and much more.
These webinars are streamed via Zoom live to the members-only Facebook group, providing plenty of space for you to share your own ideas through the chat and also to watch the recording of the webinar at a later date.
The coffee breaks are a more organic event, hosted live in a room within the Facebook group. This means we can have up to 50 people sharing their thoughts over a cup of tea, with more of a staffroom vibe.
What topics do you cover in the webinars?

Our current TEFL in the time of COVID series looks at sharing practical ideas for the socially-distanced, online and hybrid classrooms.

The Lockdown 2020 series looked at adapting what we had done for years in the physical classroom to an online environment. This series was originally available to all Active Language Teacher Training followers through the Facebook page, but are now exclusively available to members of the Hub. There are 12 sessions, covering topics such as:

Storytelling with Younger Learners

Integrating Phonology

Measuring Progress in an Online Environment

Exam Preparation

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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