Bristol Cream: dreams do come true for the Duncans
Created: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:49
Since EL Gazette launched its rankings, ELC Bristol has always been a Centre of Excellence based on the British Council’s inspection reports. But achieving the perfect score and becoming the number-one-ranked school out of more than 500 British-Council-accredited centres was the realisation of a dream for John and Margaret Duncan, the principal and director of the school. Below, John explains what makes the school special.
In many ways, there is nothing special in the sense that we don’t run a wide range of courses, just intensive general English and Cambridge and Ielts exam prep for students who are sixteen and over. What has been key is that the school has always attracted and retained a core of Delta-qualified teachers who, along with the students, have been at the centre of everything we do.
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Follow your heart to succeed
Created: Friday, 10 February 2017 11:56
Julie Pratten offers seven top tips that everyone should know when starting off a career in ELT, and reminds teachers why they went into the profession in the first place
As someone with three decades of teaching experience in over 25 countries I realise how difficult it is for EFL teachers to find work that truly inspires them and makes their heart sing. Ideally, we should all be spending our lives doing what makes us jump out of bed in the morning.
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