TeachingEnglish webinar

      Last night I had my first experience of presenting a webinar. It ended up being rather enjoyable: I'd been worried about not being able to see my audience, as most presenters are the first time I suspect. However, thanks to the great support from Jürgen Wagner, the organiser, and a really receptive audience I didn't feel isolated, or as if I was just talking to myself in front of the computer screen...Jürgen works for the Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien in Saarbrücken, Germany, and this was part of a series of teacher development webinars which they host under his organisation. Last night, I was giving a tour of TeachingEnglish and giving some background on the kind of materials we are developing and why, as well as covering areas such as continuing professional development for teachers. You can watch a recording of the webinar here: http://breeze.lpm.uni-sb.de/p40556809/ Many thanks to all of you who came along! As promised, there are some links below which you might find useful. Meanwhile, I hope to have the chance to do further webinars with Jürgen in the future - and if you have any suggestions for webinar topics do leave a comment below.British Council sites:

      Our apps for mobile learning:

      Pages about UK languages and dialects:

      • TeachingEnglish UK languages:http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/uk-languages
      • Sounds Familiar - the British Library's site about accents and dialects in the UK:http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/


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      Mercedes Viola's picture
      Mercedes Viola
      Submitted on 11 October, 2010 - 22:19

      It was really intresting to know more about the site.

      Rob Lewis's picture
      Rob Lewis (not verified)
      Submitted on 14 October, 2010 - 12:18

      Thanks Mercedes - glad you found it useful!

      georginahudson's picture
      Submitted on 18 October, 2010 - 20:41

      Thank you for all the links.
      I've found the links really useful. Keep us posted on your further webinars with Jürgen in the future. If I come up with a suggestion for webinar topics I'll leave a comment below.
      It's great to get material for continuing professional development .
      Cheers! georgina

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      Rob Lewis (not verified)
      Submitted on 21 October, 2010 - 12:29

      Thanks Georgina. I'm glad you found the material useful and will let you know via this site if/when we do more webinars like this.All the bestRob

      clarebear2402's picture
      Submitted on 18 November, 2010 - 16:07

      hi! I am working for the Welsh language project in Argentina and am, amongst other things, preparing a pack of teaching ideas based on 4 children's books which we have in Welsh and Spanish and arrived at Little Red Riding Hood today, entered here and saw the wealth of stuff for EFL and wondered would you be ok if I borrowed the ideas but translated them into Welsh? To have flashcards etc ready is fabulous and there are always new ideas to be borrowed..hasta luego!

      laurendamas's picture
      Submitted on 29 November, 2010 - 19:39

      Hi Rob,
      Thank you very much for these great teaching/ learning websites.
      I came across an interesting teaching website a couple of days ago, and thought I would just share it.
      You may already be familiar with it. Still, here it is
      with very best wishes

      Rob Lewis's picture
      Rob Lewis (not verified)
      Submitted on 30 November, 2010 - 11:19

      Hi ClareThat sounds like an interesting project! I don't see any problems at all - I'll drop you a line now to check if there's anything else that might be useful.Rob

      laurendamas's picture
      Submitted on 8 December, 2010 - 18:27

      Hi Rob
      Just listened to your Teaching English webinar. Very interesting and informative.
      Thank you very much for sharing this us.

      Rob Lewis's picture
      Rob Lewis (not verified)
      Submitted on 11 January, 2011 - 14:44

      Hi Lauren Sorry this is so late - but thanks for listening, and glad you found it useful!Rob

      laurendamas's picture
      Submitted on 13 January, 2011 - 23:12

      Hi Rob Thank you, and I wish you and the TE team a very good 2011! All the best, Lauren