Category Archives: New Technologies

Parting is such sweet sorrow

The Yes! E-English for Teachers Course curse is coming to an end but I would like to see it as a new beginning for all the participants.  I hope this is just the first of a series of steps that they will take in their careers as English teachers to keep improving their English and engaging in other continuing professional development initiatives.

I am really proud of all students that have made to this end. Many, many others were lost on the way here, but some showed determination and willingness to learn. Moreover, when I look at their first posts and writings and compare them with the last ones I can see how much progress they have made. I hope they do not stop here. I hope they keep studying,  join the British Council ELT Community, engage on APLITINS events and other professional networks in Brazil and around the world.

For me this was also an incredible experience and opportunity to put into practice some of the things I have learnt about online moderation in the Tutors Course I took last year. It was not perfect, I still have quite a lot to learn but the good thing is that we can really  just learn working together with our students.