The power of collaboration – Marcela Cintra

Collaboration – Often times, we wonder or talk to people who are curious about the reasons why we should collaborate with our colleagues in various roles in the realm of education. Some teachers once asked me why they should help their colleagues improve (doing peer observation or peer teaching, for instance) when their work in …


5 Questions: What do you teach? – Richmond

The teaching of English as a second or foreign language industry has not only grown in numbers all over the world over the past three or four decades, but has developed in different directions, catering for different needs and teaching situations. Looking specifically at the Brazilian market, it is fair to say that we operate …


School’s out… or is it? – Marcela Cintra

Summer holidays are often cherished moments for teachers and learners, especially in regular schools. In language institutes, the scenario is usually different, as many students enroll for intensive courses.  In any case, it is not the ordinary school term and it may be a time for teachers to work on their own development. Here are …

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