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What is continuing professional development or CPD?

What is continuing professional development or CPD?

Many people ask what is continuing professional development or CPD? CPD enhances your current work practice, future career and increases your value. Continuing professional development refers to improving, tracking and documenting skills, knowledge and experience to enhance your current work practice and future career. Continuing professional development is about you and your commitment to your ongoing learning and ethical practice.

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How many different English accents are there?

How many different English accents are there?

How many different English accents are there? English is the most common official language in the world, with recognised status in over 50 countries. There is a wide variety of English accents across the globe. English has developed, and suddenly you can’t understand a single word someone is saying! It can be hugely disappointing, can’t it? Many ELLs (English language learners) want to learn American, British, Australian, or Canadian English; lo and behold, they suddenly find themselves confused! There are almost 160 different English accents that exist all over the world. We cannot touch on all 160 different accents on this blog, so here are some of the most distinctive accents to listen out for.

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I don’t have a degree. How can I teach English abroad?

I don’t have a degree. How can I teach English abroad?

While many countries want their English teachers to have a degree, there are still plenty of countries where you can find work. If you don’t have a degree, don’t let that stop you from teaching English abroad! Many countries that will require a degree from their teachers can also overlook this if you have a British Council, internationally recognised and accepted TEFL certificate. The Trinity CertTESOL awarded by Trinity College London has been around since 1872, and that’s a good 150 years of reputation behind their certificate.

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I want to do the Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid in the summer

I want to do the Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid in the summer

I want to do the Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid in the summer. The Online Trinity CertTESOL course runs from 3-7 pm, Monday to Friday. So that tells you, yes, come to Madrid, do the online course and enjoy your summer. Many Madrid loving trainees were in their online CertTESOL class from 3-7 pm. They did the homework and assignments right after class from 7- 9 pm or 10 pm. In Spain, especially in the summer, dinner is not until 9:30 or 10 pm. Clubs and discos don’t open until midnight and stay open till the wee hours of the morning!

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Do I need to speak another language for TEFL?

Do I need to speak another language for TEFL?

Do I need to speak another language for TEFL? This is a question we at EBC Trinity College CertTESOL get asked frequently. Do I need to speak my students’ language to teach them English? How can I teach effectively without knowing the language of my students? You don’t need to know the local language to TEFL. Find out why.

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Accredited CLIL teaching course, Content and Language Integrated Learning

Accredited CLIL teaching course, Content and Language Integrated Learning

Earn more as a CLIL qualified teacher. The demand for CLIL qualified teachers is increasing, and they can usually command better work and pay conditions. Grow as a modern educator with the Trinity CertPT CLIL. The Trinity CertPT CLIL gives you the skills for selecting, creating and using relevant and relatable teaching material in a CLIL class, is an accredited Ofqual level 6 diploma level course and is a continuing professional development (CPD) course. This article explains the main points of teaching CLIL and why choosing relevant and relatable teaching material is critical to the success of a CLIL training programme.

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What does Cinco de Mayo (May 5) stand for?

What does Cinco de Mayo (May 5) stand for?

What does Cinco de Mayo (May 5) stand for? Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Thursday, May 5, 2022, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day.

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Female Boss vs Male Boss – Does it make a difference?

Female Boss vs Male Boss – Does it make a difference?

Female Boss vs Male Boss, does it make a difference? There have been tons and tons of studies comparing the working abilities of males and females. Some will be more favourable to males, others towards females. There is no such thing as male domination in a teaching work environment. Therefore, in the teaching world, there is no gender discrimination. But there are still some differences due to gender and working cultures.

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Use riddles to teach English, teaching resources for B2, C1

Use riddles to teach English, teaching resources for B2, C1

Use riddles to teach English, have some fun and increase your students’ imagination. Riddles exist in most cultures and tell a lot about how people entertained themselves before TV, movies, and modern technology gave us passive entertainment. Students could either listen to the riddles or read them and then try to find the solution.

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