What is the Barefoot TEFL Teacher?
Hi, I’m David Weller. Nice to meet you!
The Barefoot TEFL Teacher is a newsletter I publish twice a month for teachers, trainers and managers who want to level up.
Barefoot doctors in China wandered between villages giving help and advice. I want to do the same - but instead of me visiting, the newsletter will come to you.
My goal is to regularly help 100,000 teachers improve their professional practice.
There are two principles I follow in every newsletter:
Teaching focus. I talk about educational issues, not politics or the latest news headlines.
Actionable advice. In every newsletter, I will try to give at least one practical suggestion to try in your next lesson.
Classroom and online activities
Technology and ed-tech
TEFL and education sectors
Book and tool reviews
Jobs and career guidance
Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.
Free subscribers receive a newsletter every two weeks.
Old editions are available in the archive.
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Who is the Barefoot TEFL Teacher?
My name’s David Weller, and I've been a language educator since 2003.
I have a diploma and a master's degree in teaching English (TESOL).
I’ve been a teacher, senior teacher, director of studies, an area manager (for 24 schools), an IELTS examiner, a CertTESOL & DipTESOL trainer and course director, and a CertTESOL moderator and DipTESOL examiner with Trinity College London.
I also consult with schools for their academic programs and marketing and sales funnels. Most recently, I’ve helped an ed-tech company grow the number of young learners using their language learning apps.
I’ve also written three books for sale on Amazon:
It’s nice to ‘meet’ you here, and I wish you all the best on your teaching journey!
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