Hi, My name is Jude. I am 58 and tomorrow I am starting to retrain as a TEFL teacher. I completed a 23 week course at Nottingham Further Ed in the UK, back in 1993, taught for a few years but then wandered off into another career. I haven't taught a tefl class since 1997 - so this will be a refresher, a reconnection with some stuff that I know and a voyage into the new ideas and theories, and technologies - available now to TEFL teachers. This blog will be my sounding board over the next month as I go through the course over the next four weeks.
During the last couple of weeks I have been revisiting some of the parts of grammar I had forgotten about.. wondering how important those will be!
I would appreciate hearing from any other teachers around my age who have had similar retraining experiences.
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