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IATEFL Webinars


IATEFL Webinars

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.

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Coming next on IATEFL monthly webinars 


 Anthony Gaughan Anthony Gaughan - '40 things to do with a text'

Date and Time:

6 May 2017, 3pm GMT (click on link to find the time for your location or go to


In this session I will share 40 quick and dirty things to do with texts in our classes.  Many of these ideas will be low - or no-preparation, will work with a range of texts and levels, encourage learner co-construction of lesson content, and will provide opportunities for work on reading, speaking, writing, lexical and grammatical development.   We are all hard-working teachers and I promise you that if you give your time to come to this webinar, you will leave with a month's worth of activities.  Add your own ideas, and maybe we can hit 50 things, or even 100!


Anthony Gaughan is a teacher-trainer based in Germany.  He is a Cambridge English-approved Assessor as well as Tutor for the CELTA award and is also a Delta Module 2 tutor; he also works as an online tutor for the Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma in TESOL. He is a state-qualified secondary school teacher in the UK, is an approved Speaking Examiner for Cambridge English exams, and has worked in English Language Teaching for over twenty years in the UK, Germany and Poland. He is a former coordinator for the Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TDSIG) within the international ELT professional association IATEFL, and he writes about minimalist approaches to teaching and teacher training at

To join the webinar:

To have a certificate of attendance emailed to you after the webinar, you must register in advance. On registration you will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to attend the webinar. Please follow these instructions to ensure you receive your certificate. If you do not follow the instructions, the system cannot recognise that you attended the webinar and will not issue a certificate.

Join the webinar on the day by clicking on the link sent to you via email when you registered and then:

  • Enter the email address you used to register
  • Click "Enter room"



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


 besig logo col no strapline Dana Poklepovic's IATEFL BESIG Weekend Workshop 

14 May 2017, 3pm BST

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Ania Kolbuszewska - 'The Elusive Art of Giving Feedback'

22 May 2017, 1pm BST
Before you started carrying out classroom observations, chances are you were told to stick to the “sandwich” approach to giving post-observation feedback and you’ll be fine. Chances are also that this didn’t really help.

As a form of communication, feedback is governed by rules which apply to contexts far wider than post-observation alone.

In this webinar we will examine features of successful feedback as well as some of the less obvious, yet essential do’s and don’t’s of feedback giving. We will also explore how varying attitudes towards conflict may affect the feedback process and outcome. Finally, we will look at a possible way of gathering information on how successful we are in giving feedback to our staff.

Ania Kolbuszewska has been involved in all things ELT for close to 30 years. She currently works as a freelance language coach, trainer and educational consultant. She has trained teachers, trainers and managers; she has also been providing business and academic consultancy for private language schools and public schools in Poland, where she is based, as well as internationally. A former Eaquals Board member and Director of Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services, she continues to work as an inspector for this international quality assurance organisation. She is the author of the “Eaquals Self-help Guide to Teacher Development” and co-author of Eaquals management competency framework. A founder member of IATEFL Poland, Ania has been an active IATEFL-er for many years. Her interests include quality management, social communication and gardening, for which she regrettably never has enough time.

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 lasig Annamaria Pinter - 'From passive objects of research to active co-researchers: children developing autonomous skills' 

3 June 2017, 10.15am BST

In this workshop I will be sharing my experiences of working with primary English teachers in India who tried to engage their learners as co-researchers in their classrooms. I will share some practical examples of tasks and activities that have worked well in these classrooms and the participants of the workshop will have the chance to ask questions as well as offer their views and experiences. We will also explore the links between these tasks and what autonomous learning might mean in children's English classes. If participants are interested, I can further share the children's and the teachers' reflections about their experiences of working together as co-researchers.

Annamaria Pinter is a lecturer at the Centre for English Language Teacher Education at the University of Warwick, UK.

She trained as an English language teacher in Hungary in Budapest studying English and Russian linguistics and literature and also worked in Hungary for a number of years in a variety of contexts, including state schools, International House (IH) language schools and a teacher training college. She completed her Masters and PhD in ELT/Applied Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at Warwick and since 2000 has been working at the same Centre full time, teaching on the Masters in ELT programme and supervising doctoral students. Annamaria is currently the MA programme manager. Having published extensively in the area of teaching children second/foreign languages, she is often asked to speak at international conferences  and has had extensive experience of working with language teachers from a range of different countries including Japan, Thailand, Turkey, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Russia and India.

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besig logo col no strapline  2nd IATEFL BESIG Online Symposium

25 June 2017 (all day - times to be confirmed later)

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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.

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:

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:


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 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.