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IATEFL Webinars

 

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Our monthly webinars are free of charge and are open to both members and non-members of IATEFL so please feel free to tell all your colleagues and friends about them. To register, just click on the link below. You will be emailed a unique link which you should use to attend the webinar on the day. More instructions can be found below.

Call for Webinar presenters

IATEFL is currently accepting proposals from IATEFL members for webinar presentations to be included in their monthly webinar programme.

Through IATEFL’s webinar program, we are able to provide participants with professional development and training opportunities without leaving the home or office. IATEFL offers a broad range of programming to help participants keep up-to-date with the latest, management trends, industry best practices, hot topics, and subjects of special interest.

We are looking for volunteers to be part of this education initiative and invite IATEFL members to submit a proposal to conduct a webinar presentation. Webinar presentations are given voluntarily for educational purposes and speakers are not compensated.

Interested parties should complete the webinar proposal form and submissions will be considered by IATEFLs webinar team.

We look forward to reading your exciting suggestions!

 

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Coming next on IATEFL monthly webinars 

 

From Crisis to Confidence: how language education is helping women in refugee communities 

 

Date and Time:

12 May 2018, 3pm BST

(click on link to find the time for your location or go to http://www.thetimenow.com)

Abstract:

The refugee crisis has created one of the largest displacements of people in history and women have been disproportionately affected by the impact of war and conflict on their countries. Join us on Saturday, May 12th at 15.00 BST for this IATEFL webinar and hear from educators in a number of regions around the world whose work involves supporting and empowering women and girls as they seek to rebuild their lives after fleeing conflict.

You will also have the chance to ask our speakers questions about the professional challenges and the rewards of their work. 

 

Further details and registration link will be published shortly

 

Future events:

We are always adding extra webinars to our programme so please check back on a regular basis.

Why not also take a look at our "How to" page which has some fantastic resources if you are thinking about attending our conference. If you are an IATEFL member, why not log in to your member area where you can access past webinars (listed below) and our past Web Conference recordings. 

IATEFL SIG Webinars  Our sixteen Special Interest Groups (SIGs) also run their own webinars and online events which aim to give teachers professional development opportunities including the chance to share knowledge and best practices in specific areas of English Language Teaching. Below, you can find a full list of upcoming SIG related webinars. These webinars are free of charge, open to both members and non-members of IATEFL and no pre-registration is required. 

You do not need to register in advance to join the SIG webinars, just click on the link 'Join the live event here' and then:

  • Ensure "Enter as Guest" is selected
  • Enter your name and country
  • Click "Enter room"

We look forward to seeing you online. 

To check the time in your location either click on the date shown underneath each of the webinars or go to http://www.thetimenow.com  

 

 NEW YLT-SIG-TTT-OK-02  Jamie Keddie - 'Teaching English to upper secondary students through story'

21 April 2018, 12pm BST

Stories define us. They are our memories and our dreams. They are our relationships and our experiences. We think them, invent them, and imagine them. Story and language are inseparable. In this practical webinar, I would like to build a case for bringing storytelling and story sharing to the front of all classrooms. I will share some interactive storytelling activities that you can recreate with your own students.

Jamie Keddie is a teacher trainer and storyteller. He is the founder of Lessonstream, and the author of ‘Images’ (OUP 2009), ‘Bringing online video into the classroom’ (OUP 2014) and ‘Videotelling’ (Lessonstream Books, 2017). Jamie is an associate trainer at Norwich institute for Language Education. He also sends out a weekly story post that you can subscribe to at jamiekeddie.com

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 400dpiLogo  Webinar with Andreia Zakime on videos

 28 April 2018, 4pm BST

We are delighted to announce our next LitSIG webinar, this time on Videos. In November 2017 we had Sue Leather talking on stories and graded readers. Andreia Zakime will go on from there and show video tools and techniques for students to retell stories from graded readers and will be a nice follow-up.

Videos are everywhere and we are very much used to the idea of watching them as a means of entertainment, to learn new skills and to connect with people. In this webinar, I will share some tools and techniques to help students use videos to recreate and retell stories. Participants will come away with practical ideas on how to encourage students to use videos creatively in class.

Andreia Zakime has been working in the field of ELT for 15 years. She is currently an Academic Coordinator at Cultura Inglesa São Paulo, in Brazil, where she is responsible for the pre-service teacher training programme and other professional development initiatives. Andreia has an MA in Visual Communication and Publishing and is a frequent presenter in international conferences. She is a CELTA tutor and the co-founder of What is ELT? (www.whatiselt.com)

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 Literature logo Questions and answers with Tim Parks

4 May 2018, 4pm BST

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Participants Guide:

All IATEFL webinars are presented using the Adobe Connect platform.

To help you get the most out of attending an IATEFL webinar and to ensure your computer is configured properly, we have put together a guide which should cover most of the frequently asked questions. We hope you find it useful.

 

 

Past Events and Recordings:

The recordings of the webinars below and the slides used during their presentations can be found in the members' area of the IATEFL website. Please log in using your membership ID and password and then click on "webinars" to access them.

Mercedes Viola - 'Inclusive and equitable quality education in ELT' (March 2018)

Elizabeth Bekes and Marcela Carrasco - 'International English and its Implications for Teaching and Learning' (February 2018) The slides from Elizabeth and Marcela's session are available below or via the member area of the IATEFL website.

Richard Smith - 'Research is for teachers? You muct be joking!' (December 2017)

Mike Harrison - 'Visualising your thinking: ideas for using graphic organisers with learners and teachers' (October 2017)

Laura Patsko - 'Teaching pronunciation for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)' (September 2017)

Nicola Meldrum - 'How can technology support and facilitate teacher development?' (August 2017)

Fabiana Casella - 'Once you go global, there is no coming back' (July 2017)

Anthony Gaughan - '40 things to do with a text' (6 May 2017)

Chaz Pugliese - 'Creating Motivation, Creating Learning' (18 March 2017)

Agnes Orosz - 'Practical ideas for teaching mixed level groups' (4 February 2017) 

Daniel Xerri - 'A Myriad Views on Creativity' (3 December 2016)

British Council and focus on Language for Resilience (5 November 2016) - read the associated report on Language for Resilience

Anne Margaret Smith - 'Including dyslexic language learners' (10 September 2016) 

David Little - 'Learner autonomy and its implications for the discourse of language teaching and learning' (20 August 2016) 

Nick Bilbrough -'The (second language) play's the thing' (2 July 2016) 

Valéria França - 'How challenging is it to promote change in the classroom?' (11 June 2016) 

Divya Madhavan Brochier - 'Ten truths (and a lie) about EMI' (14 May 2016) 

Mariel Amez - 'An online journey of self awareness (2 April 2016) 

Sinéad Laffan - 'The Cult of Schwa' (20 February 2016) 

Vicki Hollett and Christina Rebuffet-Broadus - 'How to get started making YouTube videos for your students' (23 January 2016) 

Hugh Dellar - 'Following the patterns: colligation and the necessity of a bottom-up approach to grammar' (26 September 2015) 

Nellie Muller Deutsch - 'Action research to improve instruction and learning' (29 August 2015) 

Andrew Cohen - 'Learner strategies for performing intercultural pragmatics' (18 July 2015)

Dorothy Zemach - 'Self-publishing ELT materials' (27 June 2015)

Charles Hadfield - 'Creative Grammar' (30 May 2015)

Rebecca Oxford - 'Positive Psychology in Language Learning: The Role of Hope, Optimism, and Resilience in Learners' Stories' (18 April 2015)

Jamie Keddie - 'Storytelling in the classroom' (14 March 2015)

Shelly Sanchez Terrell - 'Get Them Speaking & Learning with Digital Icebreakers' (28 February 2015)

Leo Selivan - 'Quizlet: more than just flashcards' (24 January 2015)

Nik Peachey - 'Getting the most out of online video resources' (31 August 2014) 

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto - 'The Lives of English Language Teachers', (19 July 2014)

Jill Hadfield - 'Motivation, Imagination and L2 Identity' (31 May 2014)

Sugata Mitra - ' Questions and answers with Sugata Mitra' (19 April 2014)

Penny Ur -  ‘Using higher order thinking skills’ (22 June 2013)

 

 

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 YouTube-logo-full color You can also find the following recordings on the IATEFL YouTube channel, IATEFLtalks

Fiona Dunlop - 'Accessing CPD' (30 November 2014)

Susan Hillyard - 'Challenging ELT: Challenging Methodology to Reach Challenging English Language Learners' (27 September 2014)

Lindsay Clandfield - 'What's hot, and what's not in coursebooks?' (21 June 2014)

Professor Ron Carter - 'Internet English: the changing English language and its implications for teaching' (26 April 2014) 

Felicity O'Dell - 'Onesies and selfies: keeping up-to-date with new English words and expressions' (22 March 2014)

Mike McCarthy - 'Spoken Fluency Revisited' (22 February 2014) The link to Mike McCarthy's article published in the English Profile Journal can be found here

Tessa Woodward - ‘Enjoying personal and professional creativity’ (31 January 2014)

Scott Thornbury - ''Fossilization: Is it terminal?' (30 November 2013)

Vicki Hollett - 'Learning to speak 'merican (19 October 2013) 

Vicki was kind enough to answer on her blog some of the questions that came in during her session. The link to these can be found here: http://www.merican.vickihollett.com/iatefl-webinar-questions/ 
http://www.merican.vickihollett.com/iatefl-webinar-questions-part-two/

Adrian Underhill - 'The Jazz of Teaching and Learning' (14 September 2013)

Claudia Ferradas PhD - 'Reading across cultures: literature for intercultural awareness' (31 August 2013)

Jeremy Harmer - 'Yes, but why do we need teachers at all' (27 July 2013)

Professor David Crystal - ‘Questions about language with David Crystal’ (25 May 2013)

Professor Crystal also kindly answered questions on his blog which came in during the session. 

You can find those here: http://david-crystal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/26-iatefl-correspondents-ask.html

 

ELT Event Calendar

If you are interested in finding out about other ELT related face to face and online events, why not visit the ELT Event Calendar? This is a website run by Tyson Seburn, joint coordinator of the TDSIG, which crowd sources professional devleopment opportunities from around the world. If you are holding an event which is not yet on the calendar, let him know via the ELT Calendar page.