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Another round up of Indie ELT books

Another round up of Indie ELT books

Since our last round up, more self-published and small press books have been released. It’s not an easy route, especially in terms of getting your book out there and into the path of teachers and students, so check out these titles. Manage Human Resources in... Read more...
Cambridge English’s free teacher training resource

Cambridge English’s free teacher training resource

We’re all familiar with Cambridge English from their CELTA and Delta course and you might know that they have recently developed the Cambridge English Teaching Framework. But did you know you can access a lot of their CPD resources for free? This month Cambridge English are launching 5 Teaching Challenges to help teachers further their professional development and generate new ideas for teaching.

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ELT Entrepreneurs – John Pettigrew

ELT Entrepreneurs – John Pettigrew

Our ELT Entrepreneurs so far have been teachers turned start ups so this week we’re looking at an entrepreneur with a different ELT background. John Pettigrew has gone from working for ELT publishers to bring his expertise to his own company, Futureproofs, a web-based platform that helps teams of authors, editors and designers to make sure that the books they work on are correct before they’re published.

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News & snippets

What we’re reading

We’ve been lucky to get a slew of great guest blog posts in recently but the wider world has given us some reading fodder too. Giving better presentations Expert Nancy Duarte blames over-reliance on Powerpoint for lacklustre presentations and advises presenters... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week there have been a slew of posts following the Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, which has been great for making those of us who weren’t there very jealous of Nick, Jo and Berta. We were at home reading about EdTech … Innovate ELT round-up Kat... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

We’ve mostly been reading the weather forecast for Barcelona this week and it’s looking good for the Innovate ELT conference. Here are some other things that caught our attention. Why work doesn’t happen at work A TED talk about why the office... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

All this waiting for the royal baby has given us plenty of time to be reading this week. Here is a selection. We’re doing it all wrong! Everything you thought about working in teams and brainstorming might be wrong. They’re bad. Apparently. ‘Research... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

We’re not sure how we had time to read anything during IATEFL week, as we were all either presenting or attending the conference. Here’s a collection of what we managed to peruse nonetheless. Sell your lesson plans online The Time Educational Supplement... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

Another helping of what’s been occupying our screens this week. Tag Heuer to bring out a smartwatch If Tag Heuer makes a success of its smartwatch plans, it’ll be further proof that the biggest drawback to smartwatches so far is not what they can do, or... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

Yo! (translation: Here’s a post of what we’ve been reading this week.) The death of the app? Already?!  Apps might be replaced by notifications if the success of an app called Yo is anything to go by. Yo has one function — sending the word... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

We’ve all had our heads in the app clouds this week but there’s always room for an article about Dothraki on our reading list. How to hire a developer We’ve talked about hiring developers if you’re looking to build an app, but we’ve not... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

Another week of trains, reading, and a “Who’s the best boss?” competition: buying lunch for the office … always a winner. Here’s what we were reading when we weren’t perusing sushi and pizza menus. Sony smart glass With smart... Read more...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

More commute time being used wisely this week for the benefit of What we’re reading! Real world use of translation apps At least for now, the £24bn interpreter industry isn’t under threat according to the BBC journalist who set out to conquer a day in... Read more...

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