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Boat trip on the Danube
Friday, 7th October, 2011
Pecha Kucha Night
Saturday, 8th October, 2011
Saturday, 8th October, 2011
Sunday, 9th October, 2011
Jamie Keddie is a European-based teacher, teacher trainer, writer and presenter. He is the founder of Lessonstream, the site that was formerly known as TEFLclips, winner of a British Council ELTons award. His publications include Images in the Resource Books for Teachers series published by Oxford University Press. Jamie is an associate trainer at Norwich Institute for Language Education.
Teachers: actors or postmen?
What exactly do we expect to achieve with the materials that we take into the classroom? And how do we set out to do it? Well, perhaps it’s a question of delivery. In this talk, we will address two points: firstly, that one route to effective classroom practice lies in the teacher’s delivery technique and secondly, that mainstream beliefs may prevent such techniques form flourishing.
Michael Swan is a writer specialising in English Language teaching and reference materials. His many publications include Practical English Usage (OUP), the Cambridge English Course series (with Catherine Walter), and, also with Catherine Walter, the new Oxford English Grammar Course. Michael’s interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice. He has had extensive experience with adult learners, and has worked with teachers in many countries.
What is happening in English, and how much does it matter?
Do you care about the threat to the apostrophe? How do you feel about ‘Between you and I'? Do you twitch at sentences like 'If you’d have asked me I’d have told you’? or 'Charles is understanding French a lot better since he went to France'? Would you burst into tears if somebody said 'He was like, well, I better go home now'?
Sheelagh Deller is a teacher, teacher trainer, trainer trainer and ELT author. She has worked for Pilgrims, the British Council, and many Ministries of Education running courses for teachers in Canterbury and throughout Europe, North America, North Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, covering wide ranges of experience, culture and teaching situations.
Who Influences Who in the Learning Community
Graham Stanley is coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and works as a teacher and social media consultant for the British Council. He is particularly interested in emerging technologies and how they can be used for language learning and teaching. Current interests include using social networking for teacher development; teaching with computer games and virtual worlds; and learner-centred teaching with interactive whiteboards. He has an M.Ed. in ELT & Educational Technology (University of Manchester) and is co-author of the book 'Digital Play: Computer Games and Language Aims' (Delta Publishing Teacher Development)
Innovations in language learning spaces