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Full report – “ELT in Barcelona: The current state of affairs”

Earlier this year James and Melanie, two SLB members, conducted an online survey. It looked at teacher demographics, teaching background, working conditions and teachers’ reflections on the ELT industry. Here is an open access report that documents the findings of […]

The SLB Podcast Ep 3 with Mike Long – Show Notes

The episode can be listened to here, with further links to the usual podcast directories. To enter the competition for a discounted place on our TBLT course starting November 8 2019, please email us the answer to the question at […]

The SLB Podcast Ep 2 – Show Notes

The episode can be listened to here, with further links to the usual podcast directories. Thanks again to ELT Planning, Mura Nava and Paul Walsh for their questions. The final selection for the SLA ’11’, with positions left open for […]

Our TBLT online course: the whys and wherefores

This post was written by course tutor Neil McMillan and originally published on learn.SLB. At SLB we’re very much looking forward to March 2019 and the first run of our inaugural TBLT online course, Task Based Language Teaching: From theory […]

Divided unions, continuing precarity for Spain’s teachers

This piece was commissioned by the Teachers as Workers collective and is published simultaneously on their blog. We will not accept botch jobs or blackmail. In keeping with our principles, we are not going to sign an agreement that doesn’t […]

Lights, camera … action research!

On Saturday November 25th 2017 in Barcelona, SLB’s Tom Flaherty hosted an interactive workshop on action research. Here Tom explains what he understands by the term. What is action research? Theory is when you know everything but nothing works. Practice […]

Know your rights: interview with Heiko Puechel, CCOO

In SLB we believe that it’s crucial to know your rights as a language teacher in the private sector in Catalunya. To clear up some topics such as the role of unions, the convenios and the right to collective bargaining […]

SLB: against state violence, for democracy, on strike

The cooperative SLB expresses its unconditional rejection of the state violence employed at many polling stations yesterday in Catalonia and particularly in our home of Barcelona, as well as of the curtailment of fundamental rights like freedom of expression and […]