Submitted by Paul Braddock on 18 June, 2012 - 14:02
Date: 26 April 2012
Theme: A series of short activities to help consolidate – challenge – and enhance language learning. Some of them are tried and tested and are old favourites to many of us and some are variations on a theme. I am a great believer that we as teachers should have a 'box of tricks' that we can call on to add variety pace and hopefully fun to lessons. So whether you are an old hand or just starting out come and join me in some practical classroom games and ideas.
Watch a recording: You can see a recording of the webinar here:
About the speaker: Simon is the teacher trainer for the British Council Turkey and joined the team in November 2011. He has worked all over the world including 3 years in Mauritius, 5 in Bahrain and 8 in Argentina. He gained his RSA Diploma in TEFL in 97 and has worked in EFL for nearly 18 years and has taught age ranges from 5 year olds through to adults. He is a CELTA tutor and has delivered sessions for CELTYL courses as well. He has worked closely in shaping and delivering courses for the Ministries of Education in both Bahrain and Mauritius and is looking forward to achieving the same degree of involvement here in Turkey.
'Teaching reading' is a subject at the very heart of learning. What steps can we take to make students more confident readers? And how can we find a variety of materials - or 'texts' - for our students to read?
Submitted by Katherine Bilsb... on 14 September, 2011 - 16:20
English teachers have been using videos in the classroom for decades and, more recently DVDs and online video clips from Youtube or Myspace. Sitcoms are an excellent classroom resource for a number of reasons.
The emergence of so many different kinds (or 'varieties') of international English has caused a number of linguists to question the use of native speaker pronunciation models in the teaching of English.
Whether you're starting with a new class or just changing direction a little the decision of how to structure a course without a coursebook can sometimes be difficult for a new or even experienced teacher.