This is my 100th post. I was quite surprised to realise it but WordPress can’t be wrong.
To celebrate I thought of doing a ‘looking back in…’ post but then thought that it would be a bit dull so I would like to do a ‘looking forward in…’ one instead.
For several months I’ve been following blogs, commenting, writing my own and just keeping track of what people are thinking. There are certain things I think are going on and ideas spinning around that certainly indicate change is afoot. Here are some of my thoughts on what could happen in the near future:
1)A dogme book, or at least an attempt at one.
2)A tech overload backlash and a return to non-tech (controversial!).
3)Cheaper and cheaper materials with lower quality thus making them affordable.
4)The death of general English (at last!).
5)More and more online courses and F2F ones.
6)An eventual realisation that the CELTA is in fact the cause of most of the complaints that we have about ELT teaching. But will they change it and to what?
7)Less qualified TEFL teachers due to increasing costs of courses. Perhaps an acceptance of cheaper unaccredited courses?
8)A proper change to IELTS and other Cambridge speaking tests to make them a bit more realistic.
9)Schools and organisations employing rooms full of teachers to teach online like in call centre.
10)Teachers becoming more savvy earlier on to what and how to teach rather than just following materials and courses for years.
11)International British Council accreditation for schools out of England.
I think that’s enough for now. I big you goodnight.
100 posts seems like a good point to have a break or stop or do something else or all of them. Hmmmmm.