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Luke Meddings builds a picture of teaching unplugged. April 2011, London.

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In this practical seminar Amy Lightfoot explores the current opportunities for learning English using mobile phones both in and out of...

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Luke Meddings demonstrates a live dogme lesson with a group of intermediate level learners. He shows some core dogme tasks in action and...

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Luke Meddings answers questions from the audience about his dogme lesson. April 2012, Exeter.

Janet Enever and Jayne Moon
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Dr Janet Enever and Jayne Moon explore the trend towards an early start in English internationally, drawing upon substantial experience...

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This talk by Dr Richard Smith provides a fast-paced, informative chronology of ELT developments which counteracts some common myths and...
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This presentation by Huw Jarvis seeks to probe some of our established frameworks within the field of computer assisted language learning (...
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Jez Uden's seminar is about the importance of reading for pleasure among English language learners in the UK. March 2011.

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Dot Powell, manager of the British Council's project to create a portal for ESOL teachers and learners, looks at criteria we use to make...

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In this seminar, Alan Maley, Marisa Constantinides, Phuong Lee, Nik Peachey and Malu Sciamarelli discuss activities and ideas for...
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David Baker and Keith Harding explore the methodology and materials of ESP and reflect on how these might be used in an ESOL context....

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Sam McCarter shares his insights into successfully developing learners' reading skills for the IELTS exam. May 2011, Glasgow.

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Gavin Dudeney asks 'What is digital literacy?' and considers its implications for teachers. October 2011, Bournemouth.

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Olwyn Alexander and Sue Argent show how EAP is different from ELT by comparing how the two approaches would deal with the same topic...

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Simon Andrewes talks about English as a lingua franca, where English is used as a means of communication for work or study and where...

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Judy Kirsh explores some of the different approaches involved in teaching basic literacy to ESOL learners who have no, or very little,...

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The British Council and The Bell Foundation sponsored a continuing professional development conference for ESOL tutors, teachers and...

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Mike Harrison, Phil Bird, Amanda Wilson and Callie Wilkinson present some free online materials which may be of use to those teaching in...

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Caroline Wilkinson and Amanda Wilson discuss a holistic approach to teaching, focusing on learners’ individual needs and the...

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The film explores the opportunities and challenges experienced by refugees newly arrived in the UK and engages with the need for...

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Luke Meddings explores ways to build memorable lessons and lesson sequences using non-‘teaching’ stimulus that is readily available to...

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Russell Stannard outlines some changes that technology is driving in English language teaching, particularly in EAP. November 2011,...

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Sally Farley debunks several myths about Dyslexia and shows how, through the right teaching strategies, dyslexic learners can become...

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Pauline Moon explores the idea of 'language and literacy as social practices'. She uses activities and discussion to consider how to...

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Barry O'Sullivan takes a look at language testing, all the way from Imperial China to the present day global industry, and considers...

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This workshop presents a genre/corpus informed EAP writing programme for MA students. Following a brief overview of the theoretical and...

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Luke Meddings teaches a live dogme lesson to a group of intermediate level English language learners brought from local schools into a...

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Ken Wilson outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes students want to come to class. January 2012, London.

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Mario Rinvolucri explains what 'mutual supervision' is and how it can help teachers to avoid suffering from stress and burn-out. London...

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Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about on-line continuing professional development opportunities. 2011.

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