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YLTSIG Blog

Welcome to the YLTSIG Blog! Each month we will be featuring a different guest blogger to share their ideas, experiences and reflections on an aspect of YLT from a range of children’s and teenagers’ English language learning contexts around the world.

Tips for Managing Young Learner Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development

Chris Storrs-Fox   “Speak English? Good. Got a clean(ish) shirt? Good. You’re hired!” So goes many people’s perception of job interviews for YL English teachers in Southeast Asia, where L1 English speakers can apparently walk...


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Choice in the Secondary ELT Classroom – Reflections & Suggestions

Katherine Bilsborough I started thinking about Choice in explicit terms a couple of years ago. Whenever I’m researching aspects of learning or teaching – for a writing project,  a teacher training event, or a blog...


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Inclusive Secondary ELT – Promoting The ‘Feel-Good’ Factor

Rachael Harris The term ‘well-being’ has always seemed a tad wishy-washy for a northern British lass like myself so I’m using ‘feel-good’ in this blog post instead. For me it’s more concrete, more to do...


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Teaching Children English in ‘The Jungle’

Liz Hibberd For the month of September 2016, I volunteered with the Unofficial Women and Children’s Centre in ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp located in Calais, France. The Centre is based in a large, blue double...


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Primary English Language Teacher Development for True Plookpanya, Thailand

Early last month, I facilitated a series of teacher training workshops for True Thailand Communications as part of the group’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. “Plookpanya” is Thai for ‘growing wisdom’ and this project provides teacher...


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