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Professional Development

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training.

ATENK would like to share all possible CPD opportunities available for teachers of English of North Kazakhstan & Petropavlovsk.

ATENK will conduct ‘TeachMeet’ workshops in the framework of CPD for English teachers in Petropavlovsk at American Corner and other venues across the North Kazakhstan region.  

A TeachMeet is an organised but informal meeting for teachers to share best practices in the EFL classroom, and practical innovations and personal insights in teaching. 

Participants volunteer to demonstrate their best practices they have previously delivered over the past year, or discuss a product that enhances classroom practice.

TeachMeet events are open to all and do not charge an entry fee. Read more about ‘Teach Meets’ in a special section of our website. 

ATENK prepared here a list of different resources of PD (professional development) opportunities: online courses, webinars and conferences. 


ELT Training. Jo Gakonga provides online courses for English teachers 


Jo Gakonga has been a CELTA trainer since 2001 and is also an assessor and JCA. She works in the MA TESOL program at Warwick University and is studying for a PhD in the field of teacher education. She has taught and trained teachers in a wide range of contexts and is the co-author of the IELTS Foundation, published by Macmillan.


American English Webinars 



The American English Webinar and Facebook Live sessions are hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. These professional development sessions for English teachers around the globe address methodological topics that foster interactive, student-centered language instruction. Here you will find recordings from previous events that are 60-90 minutes long and include corresponding downloadable presentations and additional resources.



Coursera is an American online learning platform founded in 2012 by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller that offers massive open online courses, specializations, and degrees. On the website you can search ‘Teaching English’, so you will find suitable online courses for you. 


Future Learn

FutureLearn is a digital education platform founded in December 2012. The company is jointly owned by The Open University and SEEK Ltd. It is a Massive Open Online Course learning platform, and as of May 2018 included 143 UK and international partners, including non-university partners.

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