This is my letter:
Dear Sirs and Madams,
This is what the lives of our adult professional students currently look like:
This is what many TEFL teachers' classrooms still look like:
Now, there's nothing innately wrong with the above pictures however to adequately reflect our student real-world experiences and to adequately prepare them to conduct global business, while speaking English, this is what they really should look like, as often as possible:
Technology won't replace teachers but teachers who use technology will.
What you could do right now:
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3. Invest in your staff… and invest in your institutes' future.
Cert IBET Certificate in International Business English Training, Cert ICT Certificate in Teaching with Technology + short courses in moodle, e-moderation, podcasting, e-networks, 2ndLife, webquests & blogs.
Offers a 3-month professional development course in the methodology, intercultural competence and technology of teaching a language in virtual classrooms using state-of-the-art synchronous Internet communication tools. They also have 2-3h live online workshops conducted by LANCELOT certified language trainers. These provide concise information about a special set of tools.
Whatever it is that you and your team do decide to do, just don't do this:
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