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Ross thorburn

Hi, I'm Ross. I started teaching in 2006. Since then I've been I've worked an  IELTS examiner, a flying teacher (whatever that is) a Director of Studies, a teacher trainer, a Trinity CertTESOL and DipTESOL tutor and a materials writer.

Favorite episodes: Is "Less" Sometimes "More" In Teaching, Training and Management? and Read To Learn (with Paul Nation)

Tracy Yu

Tracy Yu

Hi, my name's Tracy. I started off as a public school English teacher in Beijing before going into private education as an English teacher, then as a manager. I'm now a Trinity CertTESOL Course Director and Trinity DipTESOL trainer and examiner.

Favorite episode: Cognitive Biases for Teachers, Trainers & Managers

 

Our podcast is all about getting great teaching ideas to as many teachers as possible. Hearing about best practices and new developments can be difficult for teachers: journals are expensive, books can be filled with jargon.

Not here! Each 15 minute podcast episode is full of interesting and practical information that can be put to use in you classroom and simple explorations of issues and problems in the language teaching industry.

Interested in teaching reading? Listen to our interviews with Paul Nation or Debbie Hepplewhite. Worried about being observed by your boss? Listen to our observation survival guide. Want to teach more realistic lessons? Listen to our podcast on context setting. Not sure what you’re interested in? Click here to begin

 
Ross Training with Xiamen Airlines Staff

Ross Training with Xiamen Airlines Staff

Tracy needs two cups of Starbucks coffee to make it through the morning

Tracy needs two cups of Starbucks coffee to make it through the morning

Mid-podcast selfie

Mid-podcast selfie

Ross 'back in the day'...

Ross 'back in the day'...

 

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