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Global English Teacher Education: Looking Inward, Around and Looking Forward

Event Date: 16th December 2021 Abstract: The momentum of development of Global Englishes (GE) has urged language and content teachers to incorporate such notion into classroom teaching. Without certain background knowledge for pre-service teacher training, although teachers have heard of the notion and are willing to implement Global Englishes language teaching (GELT), they do not …

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Rethinking Supervision and Observation for Teacher Development

Event Date: 9th December 2021 About the Webinar: Why do we invest in teacher observation and feedback? How might supervision be part of teacher empowerment and skill building? Observation and feedback are components of teacher professional development the world over, yet their complex nature requires sensitivity and flexibility to be truly growth-oriented and not only …

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Getting Published: Best Practices For Values-Driven Research

Event Date: 26th November 2021 About the Webinar: In this informal presentation, Dr. Hayo Reinders looks at the topic of getting published and – more broadly – at disseminating your work. He starts by looking at the many reasons (personal, professional, and academic) that teachers and academics have for sharing their research, observations, reflections and …

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Language Teacher Agency

Event Date: 20th November 2021 Abstract: This talk is based on a joint publication with the related title for Cambridge Elements Series (with Dr. Jian Tao). In the talk, the presenter presents the notion of language teacher agency as a key construct for us to understand language teachers’ professional practice and development. Dr. Andy answers …

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English or Englishes: Why should EFL teachers care?

Event Date: 13th November 2021 About the Webinar: It is no surprise today that the status of English has changed to become more diverse given the global utilization of the language by mostly nonnative multilingual and multicultural speakers who use and teach English in EFL contexts. Regardless of this continued linguistic diversification, most EFL teachers …

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Teacher Self-Awareness

Event Date: 12th October 2021 About the Webinar: In this talk, the presenter Simon Borg discusses the role that self-awareness plays in teacher professional development. Simply defined, self-awareness means understanding what we do as teachers, why we do it and how effective our teaching is. ‘What do I do?’ ‘Why?’ and ‘Is it effective?’ are …

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TDWebinars 1st Anniversary Webinar: Critical Thinking in 21st Century ELT Field – Research and Praxis

Event Date: 30th September 2021 Abstract: Our life and work as ELT (English Language Teaching) educators have been changed significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we cope with the many pandemic disruptions and fight against Coronavirus fatigue, ELT educators must build confidence, skills, and strategies to face new challenges and continue our actions and …

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