Teachers Teach Teachers

We are a peer-learning programme for English teachers who are ready to teach and learn from each other.
Unfortunately, we don't have any spots available at the moment. If you want to join TTT main programme, fill out our waiting list form.

We do have some spots in TTT School, though. Check the details via the link below.

TTT is a three-year online peer-learning programme for English teachers.

Participants learn English with a course book in groups. Every month a participant of the group becomes the ‘teacher’ for the very same group.

On top of the lessons, we provide a professional development programme, that lasts 3 years and includes webinars, speaking clubs, special interest groups (you can choose two out of six!), and workshops for teachers of the month.

TTT Open Doors Week
14-20 March 2022

Spend the whole week in the community of like-minded teachers


Here's what to expect:

14-20 March - one 90-minute lesson;
14 March, 1:30 pm (GMT+3) - a live workshop Teaching vocabulary with Outcomes;
16 March, 4 pm (GMT+3) - speaking clubs based on Outcomes sourcebooks for B1/B2 and C1/C2 levels;
19 March, 12 pm (GMT+3) - All about TTT event (check the details below);
19 March, 4 pm (GMT+3) - TTT Cafe

All about TTT
programme

All about TTT is an annual event where


- you can learn more about TTT project and TTT community;
- try some of the TTT activities included in the programme;
- ask any questions and give feedback on your TTT experience.

Date: March 19, 2022 (Sat) at 12:00 Moscow time (GMT+3)

All about TTT
agenda

12:00 — 12:40
About TTT
Host: Anita Modestova, the creator of TTT
12:40 — 13:00
Coffee break
13:00 — 13:40
Special Interest Group meet-up
Apart from lessons, TTT participants have an opportunity to join Special Interest Groups (Bookclub, Films, Methodology, Linguistics, Creative writing, Games)

Take a glimpse of what their meet-ups are like. No preparation.
13:40 — 14:00
Coffee break
14:00 — 14:40
Workshop for Teachers of the Month
Experience the way our teachers of the month learn to teach lexically
14:40 — 15:00
Final Q&A

TTT Open Doors Week
register

What we offer:

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English for high levels: B2, C1, C2
Become a student, learn English, have fun with it and tell all those stories you can't tell your 'real' students!

You'll have 1 group lesson per week + 2 speaking clubs per month.

We study only with Outcomes Upper-Intermediate or Advanced.
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Professional Development
Webinars, speaking clubs, special interest groups and workshops for teachers of the month:
• Year 1: Teacher's basics, Lexical Approach.
• Year 2: Lexical Approach, practical Psychology for teachers.
• Year 3: teacher training, materials development.


At TTT you'll be teaching other teachers and they will gladly provide you with some feedback. When you're not teaching, you'll see what other teachers do in their classrooms.
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Community of English teachers
Our colleagues usually share that finding a group of like-minded teachers from all-over the world is one of the best things that ever happened to them.

We have meet-ups, attend conferences together, share ideas and support each other.

Our academic year started in June, but you can still join the programme provided there are spots available. We'll be accepting new people till the end of December 2021.

Please choose the group of YOUR CURRENT LEVEL. Not the level you'd like to get.
If you don't know your level, click here!

If you are interested, you can fill out our waiting list form.

FAQ

Who runs the courses?
The pacing guide, the course structure and the academic programme designed by Anita Modestova.

- But who are the teachers who teach you?
- Well … you, and your colleagues. That’s why we are ‘Teachers Teach Teachers’.

The teacher of the month is one from your group. This means that one calendar month long this person does the teaching under our supervision and with your support and feedback.

That's why we don't do trial lessons, or months - the teachers change and you have an opportunity to experience different teaching styles and teach yourself.

We also have our CPD webinar programme. Your tutors are:
- Year 1: Anita Modestova, Hugh Dellar, Daria Maslovskaya,
- Year 2: Daria Maslovskaya, Andrew Walkley
- Year 3: Tatiana Polovinkina, Maureen McGarvey

+ TTT participants who volunteer to do a webinar for all the community.
How do you become a teacher of the month?
Usually teachers simply volunteer, because they know that our expert team will guide them through the whole process.

There are 10-12 people in the group and a teacher teaches the whole month. It means some of you will have to wait for 9 months for this opportunity! So the best strategy is to volunteer ASAP!

If not, we can always use randomiser :)

We really want to make the lives of our TTT Teachers easier, so here's something we've done:

Teachers of the month get:
✨ a special chat hosted by TTT Team,
✨ access to TTT Teacher Training Module on our platform,
✨ 5 live workshops where they brainstorm ideas for their future lessons!

The meet-ups are run by:
✨ Anita Modestova (in charge of everything at TTT),
✨ Natalia Ladygina (CELTA trainer, in charge of Teachers of the Month),
✨ Hugh Dellar and Andrew Walkley from Lexical Lab (isn't it cool to have one of the authors of your course book help you with lesson planning?),
✨ Ben Brooks (in charge of the training for the experienced Teachers of the Month),

We really hope this all helps and teaching at TTT will be a developmental and pleasant experience for everyone.
Is it possible NOT to teach?
- No! :)

It’s a project for teachers who teach teachers. It's a place where everyone can feel safe and equal (no matter the experience and qualifications). We are 100% sure that you doing something great in class, so please share with us!
And you don't have to be the first teacher in your group. After all, there're 9 other people!

When you become the teacher of the month for your group, you get extra training, and we're not charging you extra!

Still, if you are not interested in teaching other teachers, you can join TTT School.
What are the course books?
Outcomes Advanced or Upper-Intermediate, 2nd edition

You need the course book only. The simple one, without the code. We're not using the workbooks either, but you can buy one if you want to do something extra.

Here's our guide on WHAT to buy and WHERE you can find the book in your country.
Do I have to buy the course book? Or can I download it?
One of our key principles is that we respect copyright. You need to buy a legal (paperback or digital) copy of the book to join the programme.
We also believe that buying a course book shows that you're going to take your learning seriously.

Here's our guide on WHAT to buy and WHERE you can find the book in your country.
Can I get a trial lesson/a trial month?
- No.

And here's why:

The idea is that teachers teach each other and switch every month.

If you join for one lesson:
a) this might be the first lesson for this particular teacher, and, we all know, first lessons can be overwhelming,
b) next month - next teacher,
с) you might be this teacher yourself :)
This makes the concept of a trial period absolutely impossible.

On top of that, you're not paying for each lesson, but for the programme. We have invited guest speakers, and provide a complex service: group lessons, webinars, SIGs and a lot of extra stuff. The programme for our General English track is for 3 years, so joining for 3 months is a trial period in a way.

We aim to keep the minimal price so that the majority of teachers from different places all over the world could afford it. We can't and won't cut down on the quality of our product, but we can reduce admin work, that's why we're asking you to pay for a minimum of 3 months.
Can I switch the group if my schedule changes?
Yes, if there are places available. The groups will be doing the same pages of the book each week. It means the transition between groups's quite easy.
Still, we noticed that our participants usually try to stay in their old groups, or find their way to come back - the relationships and team spirit within the groups are unique.
How big are the groups?
10 people maximum, but we allow overbooking (up to 12 people) for the beginning of Year 1.
How long does the course last?
3 years - the General English track (both Upper-Intermediate and Advanced groups).
Year 1: Units 1-6 of the book,
Year 2: Units 7-12,
Year 3: Units 13-16.
How not to miss anything?
To keep you up to date and informed about all our interesting events we have:

✨ A weekly TTT digest. We send it once a week on Mondays, make sure you check your emails! + reminders for all the events.

✨ There’s a schedule for the current month and the list of upcoming events till the end of the academic year on My TTT platform.

We also have:

✨ MyTTT app,
✨ your group chat on the platform.
When is the deadline to pay?
There's no specific deadline. When the group is full we take down the payment option from our website. As simple as that. Groups start every June, but you can join Year 1 any time you want, if there's a free spot in the group.
Do you have a placement test? What if I don't know my level?
This year, we have groups of three different levels: B2+, C1, C2. We don't have any tests or interviews.

Choose the group of your current level, not the zone-of-proximal-development one.
For example, C2 groups are for you if you’ve passed CPE,
C1 will be a better choice if you have CAE.
Choose B2+ if you are only preparing for CAE.

If you are working with higher levels yourself, it might be useful for you to choose the level you are working with.
If you are teaching Upper-Intermediate groups, choose B2+, if you are teaching advanced, go for C1 or C2. While studying the book as a student, you will get ideas of practical activities to do with your students.

If you're still not sure what group to choose, READ THIS.

Want to join us?

More about TTT

English Lessons

We study in groups of 10 teachers.

Each group meets once a week for a 90-minute lesson.

Our course-books are Outcomes Upper-Intermediate and Advanced. All groups follow the same pacing guide, provided by TTT, and cover ONE book in three years.

Each month one of the participants of the group becomes a teacher for their group. We call the Teachers of the month (TOMs). They get extra training free of charge.

Professional Development

Each academic year at TTT has 12 months in it (how unusual!).

Each month you get either an input session (usually recorded) or a live workshop.

Your CPD plan for the next three years has:
Lexical approach, Observations and Feedback, Materials development.

Among our speakers: Hugh Dellar, Andrew Walkley, Anita Modestova, Daria Maslovskaya.

Community

We believe that teachers are amazing and should stick together. At TTT you will meet teachers from different countries, with different backgrounds, who are teaching in different contexts.

Our participants come from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy, Spain, Georgia, Poland and Turkey. Who knows which country will be the next to join!

Some TTT features that might help you meet other teachers:
- speaking clubs for all the groups,
- TTT cafe,
- TTT random coffee bot,
- MyTTT app,
- our TTT Staffroom group (even when you leave the programme you can stay in the group,
- Special Interest Groups,
- Occasional offline events.

Feedback from our participants

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Olga Belyakova
This project is a great opportunity to become a part of Russian ELT community, to work on your language and teaching skills, to explore your CPD needs and to continuously grow both professionally and personally. Happy to be a part of this community!
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Nailia Soldatova
It's a great community of professionals that helps me improve my language as well as my teaching skills. People are friendly and supportive here. Highly recommend it!
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Anna Sokolova
I see how beneficial and supportive the TTT community is. Apart from language classes themselves, there are great methodology webinars, we pick up tiny teaching tips from each other and it's really motivating to be among devoted professionals.
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Yelena Tsimbalyuk
What have I gained as a TTT participant? Structured CPD, all in one place, with a great variety and thought. I've found a wonderful community of co-teachers. I've gained much-needed experience in teaching advanced level students online. I've learned a lot of online tools. Consider it a great investment of your time and money! You get a lot of things in one package. And if you are ready to learn and change, you will find ample opportunities for that here.
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Irina Mosenkova
Being a teacher doesn't mean knowing everything but knowing how to involve your students and together find the answer. Teachers are just people and they study the same way as others. I've chosen TTT because I need people thinking alike from the same field of my interest to communicate with and develop in the language. Teaching for me means not only teaching others but learning myself. TTT is a great community to find answers to your questions, to learn yourself and gain your professional goals.
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Diana Ananian
TTT is the best place for development and practice language skills. I think that here I can get acquainted with my colleagues. I will be teacher - of - the- month for the first time on June. Two weeks ago I was very nervous and excited, but after our workshop I was really very calm and concentrated. I am trying to plan my future lessons. I hope that they'll be interesting for my group.
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Elena Ignatova
I have chosen TTT because I was looking for a community of like-minded people as I work mostly on my own. Now I've become more confident about my teaching, improved my English and found a group of teachers who became my friends.
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Oksana Solyanova
I learned to stay calm in any situation during the lesson being the TOM (teacher of the month), observed a lot of colleagues conducting their lessons and learned to appreciate it. I'd recommend to join Teachers Teach Teachers. Experience is the most precious thing. Besides, when you feel you're not alone, when you can discuss your ideas and share your worries, it feels great!

    Our principles:

    01.

    This is a programme for teachers, by teachers.

    It's flexible, we're open to all ideas you might have. Please share with us!
    02.

    We're all peers learning from each other. It's a safe place to experiment.

    No criticism, only feedback.
    03.

    We respect copyright.

    You need to buy a legal (paperback) copy of the book to join the programme.
    04.

    The more you give, the more you get.

    We're happy to support your initiative. Be active!