Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice are a valuable source of collaborative professional development as they offer English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals a supportive environment to share knowledge and build better practices. They provide a rich resource of knowledge, experience and expertise in order to achieve common goals, solve common problems and learn from one another to advance and grow.

“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly”. Wenger, E, (1998) Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity. Cambridge University Press.

NEAS Communities of Practice support the ELT community through the NEAS four pillars:


Professional practices and resources


Recognise and value experience and expertise


Engage in reflective learning


Develop areas of interest and passion

Participation in the NEAS Communities of Practice is open to:

  • Employees of NEAS Endorsed centres
  • Associate members
  • Individuals who have had a NEAS qualifications check
  • Participants in webinars, NEAS QLS and Core courses and Specialisations
  • Individuals listed in the NEAS Professional Listing

What groups are available in 2020?

  • School Preparation (HSP & PSP)
  • Drama in ELT
  • ELT Qualifications
  • Education Agents
  • Research in ELT
  • Leadership in ELT

How do I participate?

Participate in our webinars and provide your input on best practice, while learning from other experts on the practice.

You can also join our Online Specialisations and our LinkedIn Groups.
Contact us to find out more.

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