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Five reasons to attend BELTA Day or another conference by John Arnold

Five reasons to attend BELTA Day or another conference

22/02/2017 - 09:03

Have you ever considered going to a professional conference, but then questioned why you should spend your time and money? BELTA President John Arnold has some practical reasons for attending a conference in our latest blog post, ‘Five reasons to attend BELTA Day or another conference.’ While giving practical reasons, John also talks about some of the talks/workshops that he is looking forward to at this year’s BELTA Day.

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Self-development as a way to tackle low self-esteem by Katherine Bilsborough

Self-development as a way to tackle low self-esteem by Katherine Bilsborough

18/01/2017 - 16:12

Have you ever said or ever heard anyone saying you are just a teacher? Just a teacher?! Katherine Bilsborough says there is no such thing and is here with her new post, introducing us to her webinar on June 5th! Katherine points out all the hard work teachers do and fills us with self-confidence! Are you ready?

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6 Ways Teaching English as a Foreign Language Enriches Life by Victoria Landa

18/01/2017 - 16:10

This week we are very happy to share a post by a new guest blogger on the BELTA blog – Victoria Landa. Victoria reminds us of why we love being English teachers. Can you think of any more ways teaching English makes our lives richer? We would love to hear from you in the comments!

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Making up Grammar Rules by Georgios Chatzis

Making up Grammar Rules by Georgios Chatzis

18/01/2017 - 16:07

Are you sure that grammar and imagination can’t go together? In his webinar next Sunday, March 13, Georgios Chatzis will show us how students can become active and engaged participants in grammar lessons – something guaranteed to interest all teachers! He tells us more about the talk in this post.

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The Middle Path: L1 as a Superb Resource by Joris Van Den Bosch

The Middle Path: L1 as a Superb Resource by Joris Van Den Bosch

18/01/2017 - 15:41

A plethora of teacher training courses warn teachers against the use of L1 in language learning classes, whereas some encourage it. Which one is the “right” one, though? In his new post for our blog, BELTA member and last year’s BELTA Day presenter, Joris Van Den Bosch shows us what he calls the Middle Path: how to utilise it in class and what benefits it can potentially have.

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