the TEFL Development Hub

What is the TEFL Development Hub?

This dynamic online community is a place for ELT professionals – teachers, academic managers, school owners, materials writers and more – to come together for quality professional development in these times of Covid-19 and beyond. Within the profession, and whatever our teaching environment might be, we all have experiences to share and questions to ask. 

The TEFL Development Hub provides a space for us all to connect, to help us develop our teaching and our careers. With members from around the globe, we are able to learn from each other’s experiences and share insights from the world of TEFL.

What do I get when I join?

  • support, ideas and inspiration from the teacher and teacher trainer community via the members-only Facebook group
  • weekly live events with practical ideas for your lessons, be it in a socially-distanced, online or hybrid learning environment
  • the opportunity to connect with teachers and other ELT professionals from around the world
  • exclusive access to our 12-hour webinar series from Lockdown 2020 and recordings of the ongoing TEFL in the time of COVID series
  • access to our ELT events calendar, listing upcoming webinars and conferences from around the globe


Webinars once a fortnight with takeaway ideas for your lessons, covering all ages and teaching environments
Weekly questions

Weekly questions

Weekly questions to share your experiences and learn from Hub members from around the world
Fancy a cuppa?

Fancy a cuppa?

An informal catch-up every two weeks to have a chat with colleagues near and far
What's on?

What's on?

Access the ELT events calendar to find out what’s happening in the world of ELT around the globe, with listings of webinars and conferences

Meet Simon and Teresa

Simon is one of the founding directors of Active Language and has been working in ELT since 1997. 

“I am passionate about our English language teaching profession; it has given me so much over the years and continues to do so.”

T has been teaching and training since 2004 and is a self-confessed CPD-junkie.

“I love presenting at conferences and meeting other ELT professionals, so the Hub seemed like a great place to combine the two!”


Your questions

We love the Hub and want to make the content available and accessible to all, so the Hub is completely free.

However, there are some costs involved in maintaining the website and using a videoconferencing platform for the live events and webinars, so we appreciate donations.

We’re always looking for people to join us to speak at one of the webinars and we also have Speakers’ Corner which is an option if you’d like to share something but don’t have enough for an hour-long session. 

Coming along to the live events or leaving us a little #catchup if you’re watching the webinar afterwards also helps us know that we’re engaging with people!

You can make a monthly or one-off donation if you’d like to help us cover costs.

Every other Thursday (or Thubsday as it’s also known!), we livestream a webinar to the Facebook group. We invite guest speakers to come along and share their experiences from different fields within our profession: working with younger learners, looking at materials writing, how to improve your career prospects through social media, and much more.

We also offer further live events.

Every fortnight, alternating with the webinar, we have Coffee Breaks on a Thursday. These provide the opportunity to meet other Hub members and discuss some of the topics which have come up recently in the Hub.

On Tuesdays, we offer a variety of events: Trainer Talking Time and Monthly Management Meet Ups to focus more on those two aspects of ELT, as well as Focused Forums in which we discuss a topic voted on by members of the Facebook group and Speakers’ Corner, in which Hubsters can share their thoughts on a topic of their choice.

Notes of all our events are available on the TEFL Development Hub blog.

We can issue with a certificate showing the date you joined the Hub and can also email an invoice for your monthly or annual subscription.

Please let Teresa know by email if you require any of these documents (