This is the sixth episode of Delivering Development, our podcast on continuing professional development for language teachers and administrators. You can listen to the episode below on the embedded player, and you can also listen and subscribe to this and future podcasts at the various locations shown at the bottom of the show notes.
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Show notes


It is the 13th of December, 2019. Welcome to episode 6 of the Delivering Development podcast, helping language teachers and others in the field to enhance their professional development. My name is Kevin Westbrook, and with me today are Laura Styles, Neil Bullock and Pete Sharma.

This episode brings in a slightly different format that we hope will enable us to look at some of the bigger subject areas in more depth. Today, we are looking at a structured approach to ESP teaching, based loosely on the British Council process, but also using some of the insights from previous podcasts.

Tech tips

Kevin – TweetDeck – 

Laura – Doceri –


The discussion covered the following areas:

  • Identify students’ needs
  • Define programme goals and objectives of the instruction
  • Syllabus design:
    • identify topics, themes, situations
    • design learning activities and tasks
    • define types of assessments
  • Select suitable material

Pete’s publication

Understanding Teenagers in the ELT Classroom

Chris Roland

Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd ISBN: 9781912755004


And here  is the link to EL Gazette, where Pete has a regular review column

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The intro and outro are by permission of Katrina Monis. You can find the album the music is from by this talented singer and musician here:

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