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Mission: Educators Worldwide creates, facilitates, and advocates for educational opportunities with communities, worldwide. 

TTELT (Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers) is a program of Educators Worldwide consisting of podcasts, a YouTube channel,  workshops, and professional development courses for English language (EL) teachers. Podcast episodes include quick tips that can be implemented in your classes, immediately. In each episode, we share our own tips for engaging your students and interview expert EL teachers. We focus on one topic per episode so that you can choose the episodes that will benefit you and your students the most.

AILEEN HALE - Chair of the Board of Educators Worldwide

Dr Aileen Hale, is a global education consultant with expertise in English Language Teacher Training; ESL Methodology; Service-Learning; Curriculum Development; and Customized International Travel: https://www.create-connections.net. She has taught ESL/EFL for 30+ years and trained teachers  in Albania, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Poland, S. Korea, and the United States. She is bilingual in Spanish and speaks conversational French and Romanian. She is passionate about learning and teaching languages and cultures, as well as building connections for mutually beneficial impact. 



SUMITHRA RAVISUNDER - Treasurer of the Board of Educators Worldwide

Sumithra Ravisunder has 15 years of experience in the area of Accounting, FP&A and Operations. She has a MBA and a CFA Level III. As a next step she is looking forward to establishing financial cadence around budgets, financial reporting and help with fundraising.


BETH TRUDELL - Secretary of the Educators Worldwide and Organizer of TTELT Workshops

Beth Trudell coordinates the TTELT workshops. Beth was an English Language Fellow in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, where she was a member of the team that designed the country’s first M.Ed. in English for TESOL. She was an English Language Specialist in Tanzania, China, Thailand, Russia, and other countries. Beth has an MA in English for TESOL, where she specialized in teaching academic writing.



PETER EDWARDS - Member of the Board and Host of TTELT Talks

Peter Edwards received his MA in literature from UC Berkeley and his PhD in applied linguistics from the University of Nottingham, in England. He began his career in Poland, and spent 23 years teaching and researching in Korea and Japan. Classroom Dynamics, Willingness to Communicate, Gamification, and Global Citizenship hold some of Peter’s current focus. His work as an English Specialist through the U.S. Embassy includes Facebook Live Webinars and a consulting post in Cali, Colombia. He also consults with education programs in Kenya and Rwanda. Peter currently lectures at the English Language Department of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

MARTIN NJERU - Board Member and IT Specialist

Martin Njeru is a tech-savvy education enthusiast dedicated to revolutionizing the future of learning. Driven by a passion for teacher capacity development, Martin believes in the power of digital and online platforms to transform remote and virtual classrooms. As an Education Advisor on Online Learning and Design at an International Non-Governmental Organization (VVOB in Kenya), he provides advisory on implementing blended learning and training for school leaders to build their capacity in managing the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) roll-out in their schools.

MELANIE GOBERT - Vice Chair of the Board and Interviewer for TTELT Podcasts

Dr Melanie Gobert began her career in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near Burundi and Rwanda, where she taught English as a Foreign Language. She began teaching English as a Second Language in Saudi Arabia in 1993 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she trained allied health professionals to work in the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center as cardiac technologists. In 2001, she moved to the United Arab Emirates where she worked as an English Language Teacher and Educational Technologist teaching Emirati men and women in undergraduate programs including Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, Applied Media, and Education. She has done teacher training throughout the Persian Gulf region, Africa, and Asia.

GENA RHOADES - Founder of Educators Worldwide

Dr Gena Rhoades, Founder of Educators Worldwide, worked for several years as an English Language Specialist and an EL Fellow in Djibouti, China, and Morocco.  Before becoming an EL Fellow, Dr Rhoades was an associate professor at the University of Southern California where she taught in the Masters in TESOL program and was the ITA Program Coordinator. 

Our founder, Dr Gena Rhoades, created TTELT because, as a fellow teacher and teacher-trainer, she recognized the need for ongoing professional development.  In today's world, English is a gatekeeper to employment, globally. English teachers know how important it is to be well-trained, offering the best for their students to learn English, competently, to obtain future employment. 

Research (OECD, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2013) consistently states the importance of ongoing teacher training and development. We all know that “quality teaching is vital for improving student learning” (OECD, 2005), but many teachers do not have the opportunity to participate in ongoing professional development, nor the resources to fund further development and education.

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If you are a teacher that would like to get more involved with TTELT:

--register for our events on the Events page on our website

--Send us a message at tteltinfo@gmail.com

--Join our Facebook group: TTELT

--Twitter: ttelt1

--Instagram: t.telt