The following tweet by Fiona Wattam , founder of IELTS with Fiona , might possibly strike a nerve with many English Trainers around the world. And it most definitely did so with at least one of our team of English Trainers in Hamburg, Germany….. me!
Fiona’s TEFL Teachers tweet
I’m writing a blog in response to a comment I overheard at work! ‘TEFL teachers are not REAL teachers’. Is that true? What do you think? #tefl #teachenglish #efl #teaching pic.twitter.com/sohNaaPWPK— IELTS with Fiona (@IELTSetc) August 5, 2019
Questions for TEFL Teachers & English Learners
- What is your opinion of the comment that Fiona overheard?
- What emotions does the comment raise?
More questions for TEFL Teachers
- Have you heard similar comments?
- How have you reacted? (or how would you react?)
Personally, I’ve been hugely impressed by many excellent TEFL teachers over the years – and also been somewhat distressed that their efforts haven’t always been properly recognised (see Fiona’s tweet above!)
The result is this website and its aim is to help to provide better opportunities, recognition and reward to our team of quality TEFL teachers in the future.
Free profile pages are already available to those who make a successful application to join EnglishTrainers.org at this early stage of its development.
Progress can be followed by signing up to ESLWeekender – a weekly collection of quality ESL resources and videos together with all the latest developments at EnglishTrainers.org.
Fiona’s Blog Post
A link to the blog post will, of course, appear on this page – as well on all EnglishTrainersorg social media feeds – as soon as it has been published.