Thursday, December 19, 2013

Debbie's Introduction

Watch the lovely introduction one of our coordinators Debora Tebovich prepared for Mentoring EVO 2014.

You can find out more about Debbie by checking out her blog or following her on Google+ and Twitter.

We are very excited to have Debbie with us on the EVO from beautiful Argentina.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Our first real-time event

We are very excited to confirm that our first real-time event will take place on Blackboard collaborate and our partners will be the brand new Mentoring Special Interest Group of IATEFL Hungary.

Hungary has been a hotbed for mentoring in ELT. Caroline Bodoczky and Angi Malderez started their work on mentor courses in the early 1990s in Hungary when they worked with some of the pioneers of English Language Teaching in Hungary. Their book for mentor courses has been an essential part of in- and pre-service professional development courses ever since.

Since then mentoring as a means of professional development has been a very important component of training courses in Hungary.

Hundreds of novice English teachers have taken part in mentor courses in Hungary, which eventually led to the creation of a Special Interest Group in IATEFL Hungary with the support of two champions of mentoring in Hungary: Judit Revesz and Uwe Pohl.

We invited the Mentoring SIG to share their experiences with organising, conducting and being participants of mentoring courses.

Some of the topics we are going to discuss with them:
1. Why mentoring?
2. How did it start?
3. What has kept it going?
4. What are the aims of the SIG?
5. How can mentoring be integrated into one's personal and professional development agenda?

We will also have trainers and participants from mentor courses share their experiences, and some anecdotes.

A bonus is that the Mentor SIG will sign in from the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, thanks to the generous support of the Regional English Language Office, especially George M. Chinnery and Gergő Sántha. (They are also on Facebook)

We hope you will be able to join  us if you have any questions or comments, leave a comment and we'll make sure to ask them at the event.

Friday, November 29, 2013


We are very excited to welcome you to one of the online spaces we will use in our new Mentoring EVO session in 2014.

Before the action kicks in in earners on 13th January, you can sign up for the session here, you can find our Facebook Page here and our Facebook Group here.

This blog is run by the whole team and we we encourage participants to share their reflections and their answers to the weekly discussions here. We are very happy to host mentoring related-guest posts from present and past EVO participants and anyone with a shared passion for mentoring in ELT.

Our first (get-to-know you) task is to tell us
3things everyone needs to know about you
2 things only few people know about you
1 reason for joining the mentoring EVO session

Here's Tamas's introduction from last year as a taster.

You can use any platform or technical solution from pen and paper to shooting your own video.
If you need help, let us know: