TTT Speaking Clubs

We're offering 2 regular speaking events for English teachers on top of our TTT programme
A Speaking club for English teachers from all over the world

TTT Café

20th of February

Join us to talk to colleagues about work and anything else.
We're trying to avoid the ELT topics actually, but it's hard!!!

A couple of words about the TTT Café idea:

When? How often? How long?

Once a month. On a third Saturday of each month at 4 p.m. Moscow time (GMT+3). 
60 minutes.

What's the programme?

We have a spinning wheel and question cards based on Outcomes Upper/Advanced. We spin the wheel and discuss the questions for 10-15 minutes in breakout rooms in Zoom.

How much?

Free.

Why on earth do you call it a café?

To convey the idea of informality :) Feel free to have a drink or a snack, or a proper meal :)

When is the next one?

20th of February
20th of March
17th of April
15th of May

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What are you interested in?

Outcomes Upper-Intermediate:

Question cards:

    Outcomes Advanced:

    Question cards:

      Speaking club with Lexical Lab



      A little food for thought for the speaking club session on Friday. Here’s a list of newspaper headlines. Can you work out what the topic of discussion might be. If you have time, look up one or two stories and find out what happened so you can share on Friday.

      Find out about some of the news stories behind these headlines. What happened? What do you think about it?

      1. NEWS ANCHOR KEEPS COOL WHEN TOOTH FALLS OUT IN LIVE BROADCAST
      2. WARREN BEATTY TALKS ‘CHAOS’ OF OSCARS BEST PICTURE
      3. MADONNA’S CAPE MISHAP
      4. FERGIE PEES HER PANTS ON STAGE
      5. BIEBER TOSSES HIS COOKIES ON STAGE – TWICE!
      6. 50 CENTS BOTCHED PITCH
      7. APOLOGY FOR HARRY’S NAZI OUTFIT FALLS ON DEAF EARS
      8. KATY PERRY TAKES THE CAKE
      9. BUNGLING GOALIE CELEBRATES SHOOTOUT ‘MISS’
      10. JUDY FINNIGAN CHUCKED BRA IN DUSTBIN AFTER WARDROBE MALFUNCTION

      Do we need to pay?

      No, it's included in the TTT experience.

      I'm part of the Exams track! Can I come? Do I need the book?

      It's ok. You don't need the book or to have studied these pages. It might be a bit harder for you, because you don't know the topics, but it's useful in terms of spontaneity - great skill for exams :)

      Listen carefully to the General Track students and try to pick up some cool vocab (we hope they'll be using it!!!)

      To Join the Speaking club

      There will be 2 clubs running AT THE SAME time. We're asking you to join the club according to your groups and levels.

      Upper-Inter
      and
      CAE

      Luis Pedreira
      Luis has both the CELTA and DELTA. He started teaching English after gaining his CELTA from University of Westminster in 2004 – under the tutelage of Hugh and Andrew. Since then, he has taught English at numerous language schools in London and Spain, as well as at University of Westminster and BOSCO College, a charitable organisation that supports refugees in London. Presently, Luis is also working with Cambridge Assessment on the development of their online tool, Write & Improve. In his free time, Luis enjoys travelling and meeting new people, playing and watching football, watching TV series and films online … and keeping his twin nine-year-old boys entertained!

      Advanced
      and
      CPE

      Margot van der Doelen
      Margot (CELTA/DELTA) has been teaching English since 1992. She has a BA and MA in Japanese Language and Culture and taught in Japan for three years. She has extensive experience as a teacher (University of Westminster, St Giles International), course designer, materials writer, and examiner (Ministry of Defense, Cambridge Assessment English, Kings College London). In her spare time, she likes going for walks in the woods, reading historical novels, doing a bit of art and playing djembe in a drumming group.