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Saturday, July 4, 2020

It’s Summer and everyone is having fun. Aren’t they?

Summertime is here, ELLs are making headlines and some of the oldest shibboleths are being challenged, Melanie Butler writes. Well, Betsy DeVos certainly seems to...

‘Staff and students know this school is different’

IH London prides itself on its sense of community, a commitment to teachers and the quality of education it provides, its new management team...

Living Precariously

The conditions that can lead to poor mental health are ripe in English language teaching, argues Melanie Butler. Sometimes work cracks me up – in...

‘Regard it like an MOT test’

School inspections needn’t be scary, Ann Matsunaga tells Melanie Butler  Ann Matsunaga has had nearly every job in ELT, not to mention her time in...

EU special: Czeching it out

Declan Carey, an English teacher in Prague, gives you the low-down on teaching in the Czech Republic The Czech Republic is a fascinating country in...

Let’s push the balance back towards CLT

Students’ needs have taken a back seat to those of the industry itself. Most ELT professionals would locate their practice beneath the broad umbrella of...

Plug into the Digital zeitgeist

Digital tools for the classroom should be ‘quick and dirty’, focusing on four key areas, Thomas Strasser tells Melanie Butler An academic once told me...

An inspector calls

Paul Fear tells Melanie Butler about a new accreditation scheme aiming to raise standards outside of the English speaking world ‘A_ccrediting EFL courses is not...

Keep it all in the family

Melanie Butler speaks to one of the owners of a language school that has transformed people’s lives ‘CLAC has changed my life. I don’t do...

Drama without the drama

Kiwi-based Chasing Time Productions tell Claudia Civinini how they created an exciting and useful television series for English language teachers Chasing Time Productions wanted to...

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UK Govt. bails out British Council, which has been suffering catastrophic losses since the worldwide closures of its profitable language schools. £60 Govt package (in addition to £28 million bail-out earlier) should keep BC operating until August. https://www.elgazette.com/uk-government-bails-out-british-council/

Malta is to re-open its English language schools in July. It will lift travel restrictions from 19 countries, but only two of these (Germany and Austria) are among its traditIonal markets. https://www.elgazette.com/malta-to-open-elt-in-july/

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