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Class struggle and the corona virus

Language schools and teachers are fighting their own grounds as teaching moves online The language school industry in Malta is not happy with the teachers...

“Content must cease to be a slave to the language.”

Language classes shouldn’t be language led. CLIL shows us that concept and competences are key, argues Phil Ball There’s an extract from an EL textbook...

Zoom to the future?

Across all sectors the UK’s language lockdown has sent learning online but there is still a future for schools, says Melanie Butler All over...

Get on the Thinking Train

Gavin Biggs talks to Ron Ragsdale about the new series from Helbling What led you to your ELT writing career? I have always wanted to...

Effective EAP

Diane Schmitt talks to the Gazette about NCUK’s recent effectiveness study What is NCUK? NCUK is a consortium of universities with a global network of...

Is your journey really necessary?

The coronavirus has closed education down everywhere, but when the world opens up, it is educational travel which is most at risk, say Melanie...

Let’s not go back to business as usual

Getting back to normal is the last thing we need, argues Chris Etchells, author of ELTFootprint.uk, if it means sacrificing the health of the...

Teach in Australia

Phiona Stanley reviews the pros and cons of teaching “down under” Ah, Australia: surf some big waves, take a selfie with a quokka, and hang...

“We should start by putting ourselves first, not our students”

Students suffer when teachers are stressed out, argues Lara Statham We always hear that we should be putting our students first. And I believe that...

An unexpected bonus?

To help differentiate our very top centres we’ve been diving deep in the data, as Melanie Butler explains More language centres have received more areas...

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Direct action by @TEFLunion targets North London ESOL provider and its business partners over claim that a teacher was put on a "bogus "self-employment" contract, making her ineligible for the Govt. COVID-19 furlough that her colleagues benefited from. https://iww.org.uk/news/working-in-an-esol-training-centre-my-experience/

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