Chia Suan Chong is a Singapore-born success story – an English language teacher who has made her mark on the field of ELT internationally and who is an inspiration to a lot of teachers. We caught up with her recently to ask her a few questions about her remarkable teaching journey. What inspired you to get into English language teaching?
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In January 2017, British Council Singapore was proud to become one of the first approved centres in the region to offer the Cambridge CELTA Online. This exciting development offered new flexibility to many people who had previously been unable to do CELTA due to their location or time commitments.
Find out how these Wednesday Workshops changed several teachers' perception on lesson planning and class room management.
Do you want to get qualified as an English language teacher, but are feeling confused by all the acronyms around? We can help!
The Teacher Development Centre (TDC) in Singapore has recently started the process of developing and supporting Action Research projects with education partners.
CELTA graduate, Jenny Teo tells us how the qualification has helped her change career and move abroad. Prior to CELTA, I had a long and fairly successful career in marketing and communications for corporate, non-profit and government sectors in the US and Singapore. But after 20 years of being in the industry, I felt burnt out and craved something that was not only completely different but could also offer me more autonomy and more importantly, fuel my passion for travel.
From Input to Implementation: Closing the Loop in Teacher Development A symposium on directions in 21st Century Teacher Development 22 October 2015
Our Blog Writing Competition 2015 has come to an end! We would like to thank everyone for your enthusiatic participation in this contest. Please enjoy one of the winning stories, submitted by Raymond Koh. "Getting the best out of my students is like flying kites. There is a need to find the right place and right time for every individual to soar. The kites may come to me in different shapes and sizes, damaged or made of quality materials. My goal is to get all of them to fly as high and as long in the sky as possible.
Our Blog Writing Competition 2015 has come to an end! We would like to thank everyone for your enthusiatic participation in this contest. Please enjoy one of the winning stories, submitted by Clara Chow.
“One of the most difficult and rewarding things I have ever done…” These words sum up the CELTA experience for many of the candidates.
NUS graduate Prethika Nair decided to work harder for less pay after witnessing the level of poverty in Myanmar first hand. Find out more about her inspiring story.
Check out our top-five list of such CELTA myths, and our efforts to dispel them.
A variety of activities have been planned for the whole year to commemorate this landmark year for our island nation, including the SG50 emblem signifying our “little red dot”.
The British Council Teacher Development Centre conducted a training course for 15 teachers from a Primary School in Thailand. The teachers were from various disciplines – English, Maths, Science, IT, Music and Dance – and spent six days with our Training Consultants, understanding and appreciating teaching methodologies and strategies that could support more active learning by students in their classrooms.
CELTA veterans talk about How to Survive your CELTA Course!
We ran our third CELTA Online course in the first half of 2018, and are happy to report a 100% Pass rate! Hear what our candidates had to say!
Our Training Consultants recently collaborated with educators from several primary schools in Singapore to explore the integration of Visible Thinking Routines in their classrooms.
Reading for pleasure is on the decline, and our students are getting even less practice and experience with reading outside of school. As educators, what can we do to transform our students into confident, successful, engaged readers? Leslie Davis, our Training Consultant, shares her reflections on classroom practices around Teaching Reading.