I just made a short podcast for my current Celta trainees up here in Hamburg, where I talk a bit about our general approach to training, teacher talk, language grading, task-setting, work management (less generally interesting unless you are on the course) and tips for passing the Focus on the Learner assignment (these tips may be generally useful for anyone). It was recorded for a very select audience (you eight people know who you are!), but perhaps it’s interesting for anyone who likes reading my posts.
00:00 – introduction
01:27 – Using problems to drive learning
05:25 – teacher talk, keeping instructions simple, and task before text
11:50 – workload management and tips for passing the FoL first time
14:23 – closing
I’d be interested to hear what you think if you give this a listen (especially about whether you would like an audio version to accompany any future blogposts), so drop me a line if you do!
Thanks Anthony, this was interesting to listen to as someone who did the CELTA at the BSE earlier this year 🙂 I particularly like ‘task before text’ – very wise advice for keen students!
Thanks for writing, Rachel, and apologies for the late reply. Hopefully I didn’t contradict any of my colleagues in der Hauptstadt too much 😉