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TeachingEnglish webinars

Check out our schedule of webinars for English language teachers below and register for a webinar if you are interested! Registration is free for all our webinars. Simply click on the link and sign in as a guest. You can also watch recordings of our ELT webinars here if you can't attend.

 

Graham Stanley: Remote teaching, distance learning, team teaching or blended learning?

Teaching state school primary children through video-conferencing, the British Council Uruguay are developing a unique approach to teaching English.

Chris Baldwin - Learning Technologies for the Classroom: A Whirlwind Tour

Learning technologies is a very fast-moving field and it's hard for busy teachers to keep up with the latest and greatest tools and techniques for the classroom. Watch a recording of Chris Baldwin's excellent webinar as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of several Learning Technology classroom tools and techniques, giving lots of practical suggestions that teachers can take away with them to use in class.

Gail Ellis: Using children’s literature to teach children English

This excellent webinar with Gail Ellis shows how the rich and stimulating medium of story picturebooks and the technique of storytelling can develop children’s English as well as encourage social and emotional development.

July webinar with Fiona Mauchline: In a world of pure imagination

Teaching teenagers is a lot more than just methodology and materials. Helping them to overcome some of the difficulties that can affect their creative ability is one of the key challenges teachers face.
Recorded on 11 July 2014, this webinar with Fiona Mauchline looked at ideas for helping students become more creative and access their imagination. To quote Willy Wonka / Gene Wilder "There is no life I know that compares to pure imagination; living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be".

Jo Budden - LearnEnglish Teens: a global online learning community for teenagers

Recorded on 12 June 2014, this webinar with Jo Budden takes a look behind the scenes of the LearnEnglish Teens website and focuses on its growing community. Jo looks at how the site is kept safe and offers a supportive environment to its users. She examines how and why teenagers interact and exchange ideas on the site and explores the language learning opportunities that this provides. She also looks at what else the teenagers are learning, apart from English, by communicating with their peers from around the world.

Ceri Jones - Micro-writing: small things make a big difference

Recorded on 6 May 2014, this webinar with Ceri Jones explores how a range of micro writing tasks can activate language, encourage communication and aid class cohesion. She looks in particular, but not exclusively, at mulit-level secondary classrooms and the challenges they bring.

Watch a recording of the webinar

http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p1m6qkrq5b8/

February 2014: Lizzie Pinard - Learner autonomy

Recorded in February, this webinar looks at the topic of learner autonomy and suggests practical methods that we can use to encourage our learners to move towards being genuinely autonomous outside the classroom.

Watch a recording of the webinar

http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p9ky88o0r5f/

Keith Kelly - Ingredients for successful CLIL

Recorded in March 2014, this webinar by Keith Kelly looked at the successful implementation of CLIL. During the webinar he shared several ideas and offered ingredients for successful CLIL. 

Watch a recording of the webinar:

http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p8tnnvp0lk5/

January 2014: Sylvia Guinan - Social and emotional approaches to teaching with technology

Recorded in January 2014, this webinar by Sylvia Guinan looked at helping teachers to think for themselves about creative applications of technology. It was a very practical session with examples, as well as being a kind of open-ended exploration, brain-storming and thought-provoking presentation.

Watch a recording of the webinar

http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p1ia82oec0y/

December 2013: Dave Dodgson - Using games to engage, motivate and educate language learners

Date: 18th December 2013

Theme: Video games are a long established part of many people’s recreational habits, and have the power to engage and motivate players. Just like any other resource we use in class, if used in the right way, games can provide a powerful stimulus and solid context for acquiring and developing language skills. This session will present ways in which the topic of games, or the playing of games in the English language classroom can be used to engage, motivate and educate language learners.

Watch a recording of the webinarhttp://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p4ir0k9jdej/ (due to a technical issue, the first 15 minutes of the recording is missing)

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How do I register?
To register, just go to the 'Upcoming webinars' tab on this page. Choose the event you are interested in, and follow the instructions on its page. Registration usually opens a week before the event. 

Is it free?
Yes, all our webinars are free.

How long are TeachingEnglish webinars?
They generally last 45-60 minutes.

Can I speak to the presenter?
At the moment no. You can ask the presenter questions through a chat box though.

Can I get a certificate?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide certificates for attending webinars.

What if I miss the event?
If you miss a webinar it's no problem - you can watch a recording. Just come back to this page and look for the 'Recorded webinars' tab. 

How do I know I can access the webinar from my computer?
We use Adobe Connect to host our webinars. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect event and would like to find out more/test your connection, use the links below.