John Hughes

A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT


Packed with practical advice, training tips, and workshop ideas

A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT by John Hughes is the one resource you need for all teacher trainers’ needs.



A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT is an invaluable support tool for teacher trainers, those planning to become a teacher trainer and anyone who does staff training as part of their role. The book will help you understand and shape your teacher training practice.

This is the ideal teacher training companion, covering all aspects of training, both face to face and online:

  • Find out how to get into teacher training
  • Discover techniques to use in input sessions
  • Develop ways to structure sessions
  • Construct lesson plans
  • Understand different approaches for observing lessons and giving feedback
  • Gain insights into planning, managing and co-ordinating training sessions.


“A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT is a book that all soon-to-be or newly appointed trainers are going to find useful – one of those books you’ll keep at your side. It takes the reader through all of the major aspects of teacher training in just-the-right-amount of detail – not too much, but not too little either. It offers plenty of practical insights, workshops ideas and reflective questions to really get your thinking about how you might successfully get involved with teacher training, deliver top-notch sessions or run teachers through the observation process.” – Jim, SpongeELT. Read the full review here.



A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT is for teacher trainers, those intending to become a teacher trainer or do any staff training as part of their role.

“Overall, this book would be most useful for those in a management position where they have to take responsibility for ongoing staff development and performance, or for experienced teachers who are considering a move into teacher training and want to know how to get started. There’s plenty in A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT to make it interesting reading and a source of new ideas for more experienced teacher trainers as well. A worthy investment.”
Sophia Khan, English Australia Journal


ISBN: 9781910366998
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 20 October 2015

1. Teacher training for the first time
2. Training techniques
3. Lesson planning and preparing for teaching practice
4. Observing lessons
5. Giving feedback
6. Managing teacher training


John Hughes is a renowned course book author, teacher trainer and presenter. John has over thirty published ELT titles and has managed, trained and developed teacher trainers for over twenty years. John has managed Business English departments in two schools and ran a teacher training department in the UK.

When John first moved from teaching into teacher training he received little formal training. There are few resources available to support teacher trainers. John has addressed this issue by writing A Practical Introduction to Teacher Training in ELT.

John Hughes is also the author of ELT bestseller, ETpedia an essential resource book for all teachers, packed full of inspiring ideas. John regularly writes for English Teaching Professional and Modern English Teacher. You can follow John on twitter @johnhugheselt and his blog


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