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,
✨ 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 two different levels: C1, C2.

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.

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

Teachers Teach Teachers 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.

Our next academic year starts in October 2022. And we've planned an open doors week for you to get the feel of the programme!

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!

Want to join us?