Our teacher development journeys can take us to some interesting places. A common destination for the English language teacher interested in developing their practice is getting involved in teacher training, whether as a tutor on a formal training course or in a more informal context. But what does it mean to be a teacher trainer? How can you get to grips with things as someone starting out in teacher training?

Our colleagues at The University of Sheffield are running a course this summer on precisely this topic. Being a Teacher Trainer ‘is aimed at new teacher trainers who have little experience and who see themselves as at the From Teacher to Trainer stage on the Cambridge English Trainer Framework’. In case you don’t know about this framework, this is what Sheffield are referring to:

The course runs face-to-face at The University of Sheffield from Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2019. Sheffield are kindly offering TDSIG members a 10% discount on the cost of tuition fees (the full price is £575). To find out more about the course and take advantage of this great offer, visit The University of Sheffield English Language Teaching Centre website. And if you’re not a TDSIG member, find out how to join now.

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