The English Teacher Learning Academy, your school and TEFL

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About eTLA
Your benefits
TEFL – Teaching English as a foreign language
Important info for English teachers in Russia
Other Languages
Resources

The Englsh Teacher Learning Academy (eTLA) provides a framework of continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers and schools.

Thousands of teachers have used the eTLA’s straightforward approach to improve their practice, enhance pupils’ learning and achieve professional recognition for their learning and its impact in the classroom.

Find out more by following the links in the menu.

Your benefits:

Improving classroom performance is a fundamental objective for every school. That’s why continuous professional development (CPD) is an integral part of the school budget.

The English Teacher Learning Academy offers a different approach to ongoing professional learning – one grounded in everyday practice. It encourages you to try new approaches and reflect on your own classroom experiences. You develop your skills and knowledge and gain professional recognition. You improve standards of the teaching english language across the whole staffroom and gain a wealth of ideas that you can adopt as part of standard practice or feed into school improvement plans. What’s more, you can also use the Teacher Learning Academy as an excellent way to raise the profile of your school amongst parents and the local community by becoming an accredited TLA School or Centre.

How your school can benefit

  • Make your school an inspiring place to work and learn by encouraging teachers to achieve professional excellence – benefiting them and the children they teach.
  • Get the most out of formal CPD courses by using the English Teacher Learning Academy to help apply new learning in the classroom.
  • Generate new ideas and fresh approaches that can be used to support school-wide improvement.
  • Improve recruitment and retention by giving all your staff the opportunity to gain professional recognition for their ongoing development work.

“In our college improvement plan we set our intention to provide professional learning in a way that would suit the staff. The Teacher Learning Academy does exactly that.”

Teaching English as a foreign language

Teaching English in other countries is one of the main motivators for people to become English teachers. Countries in which you could teach English are South Korea, Russia, Germany, China just to name a few.

If you want to become an English teacher, then this video could inspire you:

English language teachers in Russia might find this useful

However, you don’t need to be a native speaker to teach English. We work with teachers all over the world. One of our most important partners is Russia. So if your primary language is Russian, then you will find all information you need to improve your English skills on this site: лучшие онлайн курсы английского языка. When you visit the site, take a look at Natalia Cooper, whose english language courses are are very popular among aspiring English teachers in Russia. She is an excellent teacher herself and has lots of teaching experience which you could benefit from. You can check out her general advice on how to learn English language as being a Russian native speaker here: как выучить английский язык?

A very important factor in improving your English skills is talking to native speakers. English teachers in Russia often do not have the opportunity to do so. But there are possibilities to do so online. The afore mentioned site lists best online places to learn and improve your English via skype.

Other languages

The most English teachers in Russia are bilingual. The most common second language to teach is German. On the same site Russian speaking teachers have the possibility to practice German language via skype with Yulia and other amazing German teachers: немецкий по скайпу.

If you want to connect with the owner of the site you can check out her Google+ profile or her Facebook profile.

Resources

More on TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language)