I started the blog almost two years ago (June 2015). During that first month I had 300 visitors and 700 page views. Last month there were more than 3 thousand visitors and 7 thousand page views. In between I published 99 posts including conversation and grammar lessons, posts about the CELTA and the DELTA as well as topics such as error correction, feedback, teacher development and pronunciation.
Post number one hundred will be a sad one, however. My first son will be born next month and tgetting ready for fatherhood is taking up all of my free time. So this will be my last post for a little while. I’m planning on writing again in August, but that will depend entirely on how busy I’m then, which I can’t be sure at this moment.
In order to get you through this period I have selected some older posts that may be worth exploring. I’ve put them together in a series of top 5 lists for a total of 20 posts you can read if you miss my writing.
Last month I had the pleasure to present two talks at the Braz-Tesol international conference. One of them was about pronunciation and TV series and it is now available here.
Earlier this week I wrote my first blog post for the Richmondshare blog. There were a couple of things I wanted to add to it after reading some comments, so here it is.
The course has come to an end and these are my final comments and impressions of running a full-time Celta course in São Paulo – Brazil.
As with the previous posts, my ideas will appear as bullet points because they can basically be read in any order.
One of the things anyone can do to develop as a teacher is to participate in interesting communities on Facebook or follow people who post articles that are related to teaching. I often check Facebook on my mobile and don’t have enough time to read said articles, but add them to my saved list.
Last weekend I finally had time to check out some of the things I had saved recently and two of those were related to teacher development, which inspired this post. Teresa Carvalho wrote about becoming better at English and Pete from Elt planning wrote about developing as a teacher.
In this article I’m going to look back at 2015 and also look forward to 2016 in terms of my own development.
I’ve been very busy but I’m finally back with some Celta thoughts summing up weeks two and three. If you missed part one, you can find it here.
This is going to follow the same model of my initial post, where my ideas will appear as bullet points because they can basically be read in any order.
Part 1 of this post is one of the most popular on the blog and it attracts readers from all over the world – you can find it here in case you missed it. This time around we have a guest blogger sharing his own Delta module 2 experience. I think it’s one that you will find useful as the focus of his LSAs are very different from mine.
If you are reading this and either doing the Delta or thinking about it, I’d strongly recommend joining Cambridge Delta Forum on Facebook.
Without further ado, here’s Konstantinos.