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This is the ninth 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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It is the 21st of May, 2020. Welcome to episode 9 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 Pete Sharma, Laura Styles and Neil Bullock.

Tech tips

None in this edition.


Pete and Laura have been involved in activities moving learning online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and they shared some of their experiences with us. In particular, Pete gave a perspective from the teacher side, while Laura had some interesting insights into the learner side. Neil contributed to these perspectives and I also had an interesting discussion with him about what might be happening in the future. 

Laura also told us about a MOOC she is involved in for native speakers of English learning Spanish and of Spanish learning English. The link is here:  

Pete’s publication

ETpedia™ Teacher Training

500 ideas or teacher training in English language teaching

Beth Melia-Leigh and Nicholas Northall

Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd ISBN: 9781913414160


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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