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Seminars

These seminars encourage debate on areas of contemporary interest in the field of English language teaching and learning. The series combines informal networking events with more formal workshops and presentations.

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    An intriguing look at anonymous feedback from teachers and students on how the relationship between the two is changing, and at the technologies which are either forging or breaking traditional bonds.

    About the speaker

    Karen Wilkins currently works as the Director of Studies for IH Intuition Languages, a global network of homestay tutors.  Karen has been teaching since 2004 and has worked in Spain, Japan and the UK. Karen has an MA TESOL, where her interest was in extensive reading. She is currently a part-time PhD student researching the effect that new technologies have on our relationships.

     

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    Our extensive range of seminars started in Dec 2009 as a way to bring ELT professionals together and to uncover and discuss the latest developments in ELT.

    Events are held around twice a month in a variety of venues up and down the UK. The series combines informal networking events with more formal workshops and presentations.

    Past seasons have featured stimulating seminars given by Mario Rinvolucri, Michael Swan, Catherine Walter, Ken Wilson, Luke Meddings, Jamie Keddie, Jeremy Harmer & Steve Bingham.

    To view all of our seminars please go to http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/seminars or click here

    Forthcoming seminars in our 2014 -2015 series

    Every learner a language learner, every teacher a language teacher

    Friday 26 September 2014, 1745 - 2030
    10 Spring Gardens SW1A 2BN

    London and LIVE ONLINE

    Join us on European Day of Languages to celebrate multilingualism. This is an opportunity to listen to experts in English as an Additional Language (EAL); Modern Foreign Languages (MFL); Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and community languages from the UK. Find out about outstanding practice in UK primary and secondary education and how multilingualism can greatly benefit your learners. Whether joining in person in London or live online, ask your questions and join in the discussion.

    Speakers will include Judith Woodfield from Bordesley Green Girls' School in Birmingham, Noel O'Neill and John Carney from St Austin's Primary School in Liverpool, Jim Anderson from Goldsmiths University, Bernadette Holmes from Speak to the Future and Amy Thompson from NALDIC.

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    Celebrating World Teachers' Day: Focus on English as an Additional Language (EAL)

    Friday 3 October 2014, 1730 - 2030
    10 Spring Gardens SW1A 2BN

    London and LIVE ONLINE

    Join us to celebrate World Teachers' Day at this event which will launch the EAL Nexus website and provide an opportunity for attendees to take part in group discussions online and in person on key questions in the area of EAL such as:

    • What resources can support EAL learners in class?
    • Why is it important for children and young people to use first language as a tool for learning?
    • What kind of pedagogy is best for EAL learners?
    • How can teachers develop their practice to suit the needs of EAL learners in their class?
    • What should a best practice school language policy include for EAL learners?
    • How can schools create and sustain parental/community/international links?

    The presentations and group discussions will be followed by plenary discussions and an opportunity for networking.

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    Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebration

    Thursday 23 October 2014, 1800 - 2030
    London location tbc

    London and LIVE ONLINE

    Hannah Ellis and Guy Masterson
     
    A fantastic opportunity to join Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of the famous Welsh poet and Guy Masterson, an Olivier Award winning actor who recently performed 'Under Milk Wood ' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, for the launch of the British Council's Dylan Thomas teaching materials for the English language teaching classroom.  This event is held in partnership with British Council Wales.
      
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    An English Language Council lecture on Science and the English language

    Wednesday 12 November 2014, 1730 - 2030
    The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, W1J 5ED, London

    London and LIVE ONLINE

    The next instalment of the English Language Council lecture series (past speakers include David Crystal and Ben Crystal) -  a collaboration between the English-Speaking Union and the British Council.  Join the lecture and panel discussion on communicating big ideas in science's lingua franca.

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    UK-India publication launch: Innovations in continuing professional development

    Friday 28 November 2014, 1730 - 2030
    10 Spring Gardens SW1A 2BN

    London and LIVE ONLINE

    How can training change lives? Join the international live-stream from the UK and India, for the global launch of the British Council's Innovations in continuing professional development.

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    Upcoming events

    Every learner a language learner, every teacher a language teacher

    Friday 26 September 2014, 1745 - 2030
    10 Spring Gardens SW1A 2BN

    London and LIVE ONLINE

    Join us on European Day of Languages to celebrate multilingualism. This is an opportunity to listen to experts in English as an Additional Language (EAL); Modern Foreign Languages (MFL); Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and community languages from the UK. Find out about outstanding practice in UK primary and secondary education and how multilingualism can greatly benefit your learners. Whether joining in person in London or live online, ask your questions and join in the discussion.

    Speakers will include Judith Woodfield from Bordesley Green Girls' School in Birmingham, Noel O'Neill and John Carney from St Austin's Primary School in Liverpool, Jim Anderson from Goldsmiths University, Bernadette Holmes from Speak to the Future and Amy Thompson from NALDIC.

    Click here to find the time where you are.

    Register for Test Seminar in London, United Kingdom  on Eventbrite

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