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.


David Dodgson: Multiple choices – A Conversation about Language Testing, Teaching & Learning

‘Assessment’ is one of those terms in ELT that can mean many things. We talk about formative and summative assessment, peer and self-assessment, portfolios, setting learning targets, and methods of ‘alternative’ assessment.

Ceri Jones - Barefoot with beginners

In this webinar, Ceri Jones looks at going back to basics with a class of beginners and shares her experience of discarding the coursebook, syllabus and pacing schedule.

Teaching students with Asperger's

In this webinar, Peter Moran covers the following four areas: What is Asperger's Syndrome? How can we as teachers recognise children who may have Asperger's? How can we help children with Asperger's in class? What can teachers do to help parents?

Victoria Boobyer: A why and how of Graded Readers

In this webinar, Victoria Boobyer talks about the why and how of Graded Readers. Her talk covers the methodological and pedagogical underpinning of using readers in (and out of) the classroom. She talks about a number of ideas for practical activities for teachers to take away. These activities are suitable for both paper and digital readers and cover a range of reading sub-skills as well as a variety of activities for other skills. It also covers a variety of learner types and levels from A1 General English students through to Business English learners.

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.

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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.

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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?
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