BOOK REVIEW: 50 Tips for Teacher Development

Document Type : Book Review


Urmia University


The current pocket book published by Cambridge University Press is a handy book for language teachers around the world. In an interview with the author about the rationale behind the publication of this book (, Professor Jack C. Richards, an internationally recognized figure in the field of language teaching, states that far more people have over the years been involved in learning and teaching languages and that the profession has expanded with rising standards; and all this necessitates having quality teachers, with updated knowledge, to help achieve the goals of language institutions. Indeed, this highly- regarded ELT personality adds that the book is aimed at teachers and teacher trainers who want to reflect back on where they were in their teaching profession and where they need to go and suggestions are also made for program directors who are searching for activities to implement for professional development.