ELT Articles

Teaching and Management Food for Thought

Welcome to the PD Exchange English Language Teaching Blog. Here, we'll discuss hot topics in the world of English language teaching, share teaching tips and techniques, and explore ideas to help you grow as an English language teacher or program manager.  Select from any of the topics in the side menu to the left, or browse recent posts from all categories below.

A Key Way to Improve Student Listening: Acoustics

Our students' ability to physically hear is essential to their ability to listen. The following three ideas relate to the production, corruption, transmission and reception of sound - acoustics.

Clear Voice: The teacher's voice is the first and most important source of authentic listening material for students. The teacher needs to use a clear voice. This means having good articulation and sufficient projection to be heard by all the students in all parts of the room. If a teacher is having difficulty projecting his or her voice, have him or her try the exercises on the following website:

Leadership Versus Management

Leadership and management are terms that are often used interchangeably in the business world to describe someone who manages a team of people and is in a position of authority. However officially leadership and management describe two very different roles within an organization.

Making Your Curriculum Student-Centred

Language program managers are responsible for finding or developing the best curriculum for the particular profile of language student they serve. In doing so they will look to meet the needs of the student.

Below are a few questions to ask when choosing, developing or evaluating your curriculum to make sure you have a student centred curriculum.