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Gerhard Erasmus - 'Developing effective classroom language of teachers with lower English proficiency'

Date and Time:

4 August 2018, 3pm BST

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

Abstract:

This talk will argue for a move away from describing teacher proficiency in terms of proficiency tests by reevaluating what classroom language is and how to develop it. Based on a development program for Mandarin speaking teachers, feedback from workshops, and feedback from trainers globally, attendees can expect to explore ideas that might give them greater insight into the struggles of developing effective classroom language.

Bios:

Gerhard Erasmus is currently working at the British Council in Taipei where he is the Young Learner Coordinator and works on the Trinity teacher training programs. He is actively involved in teacher development and presented a workshop at the 2018 IATEFL conference on the topic of developing and managing teachers with lower English proficiency. His interests are varied and mostly related to teaching, with specific focus on helping teachers who do not have the language ability to complete courses like the Trinity Cert of CELTA to develop into effective classroom practitioners.

 

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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  Malu Sciamarelli - 'Children's Play'

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25 August 2018, 1pm GMT

Children's play creates meaningful contexts for primary learners to use language. While play is often associated with fun, we need to recognise its pedagogical value in primary ELT.

Malu's webinar will explore how play motivates children to be creative and engage in genuine communication.

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 ESOL high res 300 Gabriel Diaz Maggioli - Making learning visible: What research claims and the reality of the adult ESOL learner 

31 August 2018, 4pm BST

In this webinar we will take a look at some research findings that have heavily impacted the field of ESOL in general, and of adult education in particular. These findings, oftentimes stand in stark contrast with what students claim helps them learn better. Bu using the lens of the student as a guide, I will discuss what, of those research findings, we should be really looking at.
 
Gabriel Díaz Maggioli is Director of Ludus, the Center for the development of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the Catholic University of Uruguay. He is also an international  consultant, presenter and author. He has been fortunate to share his theories and praxis with colleagues in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

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Pre-conference webinar: Exploring the frontiers of business English

2 September, 3pm BST

Join us for a sneak preview of what to expect at the BESIG Annual Conference in Iasi, Romania, from 16-18 November 2018.

From the 80 exciting sessions on offer at the conference itself, we have invited 10 speakers to give us a preview of how their talks and workshops will be exploring the frontiers of business English.

Each speaker will give a brief summary of their talk and we are sure that this will help us understand where our frontiers are, what paths are available to us and what challenges we need to master. If you are considering attending the conference, this is the perfect way to get you in the mood! 

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 NEW YLT-SIG-TTT-OK-02 Letizia Cinganotto - 'CLIL and learning technologies for a creative learning environment' 

29 September 2018 - time to be confirmed

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NEW YLT-SIG-TTT-OK-02  Mike Bilbrough - 'Gesture in the classroom' 

20 October 2018 - time to be confirmed

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 NEW YLT-SIG-TTT-OK-02 Maria Theologidou - 'Creativity and critical thinking in the YL exam class'

27 October 2018 - time to be confirmed

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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.

Phil Longwell - 'Mental Health Awareness for Employers within ELT' (July 2018)

Margit Szesztay - 'Tapping into the creative potential of groups' (June 2018)

'From crisis to confidence: how language education is helping women in refugee communities' (May 2018) with presentations and discussion from Chris Sowton, Aleks Palanac, Mike Chick, Chrissie Brunton and Shan Sherwan Hussein

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.

 

In this webinar you will be able to ask Tim Parks questions, and Tim will try to answer as many of them as possible!

To start the ball rolling, the LitSIG committee has already asked Tim three questions (see below). He’ll begin by answering these… and then it’s up to you.

 

-      “Tim, you’ve taught English literature in Italy for twenty years and more. What special considerations does a teacher have to bear in mind when teaching the literature of a foreign country?”

 

-      “What about the question of whether we should start with contemporary (or near contemporary) literature, or whether we should insist on beginning with the classics?”

 

-      “Do you have any tips to suggest for getting young people to read in a foreign language?”

 

But if you already have questions (perhaps you know Tim’s work or perhaps you are intrigued by his website and FB page), you can send them before the webinar begins through our Facebook page; there’s a special message about Tim Parks’s webinar where you can write your questions. The link to our FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/LitSIG/