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Join us on 24 June for this round table discussion looking at new ways of teaching and the skills teachers need.

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About the webinar

Educational systems across the world have been shaken in the past year, and teaching and learning has moved online when possible. In other countries, teachers and students have been forced to abandon formal education completely or have resorted to locally available resources such as radio, TV, and paper-based teaching and learning. The British Council Americas commissioned ELT Consultants to conduct research in order to better understand the different skills needed by English teachers to support student learning remotely or in a combination of face-to-face and online.

Although the research (New Ways of Teaching: Skills teachers need in order to teach in 2020-2021) investigated Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru in particular, the findings and lessons learned in these context have relevance for teachers around the world. Join us for a round table Q&A discussion to find out more.

Download the research report 'New Ways of Teaching: Skills teachers need in order to teach in 2020-2021'

Date and time

24 June 2021 at 18:00pm UK. See what time this is in your location

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About the panel

Wendy Arnold is the Director and Co-Founder of ELT Consultants, a consultancy started in 2009 and which has 55 globally positioned Associate Consultants. The consultancy specialised in ELT and teaching English to young learners. Wendy has over 30 years of experience in ELT as a teacher, trainer, materials writer, researcher and consultant. She holds an MA in Teaching English to Young Learners TEYL (University of York, UK).

Harry Kuchah Kuchah is Lecturer in Language Education at the University of Leeds, UK. He has served as a consultant on language policy and practice with the British Council, the Council of Europe and Windle Trust International and is Past President of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

Shelagh Rixon was a teacher, trainer and administrator in the English Language Division of the British Council and then as an Associate Professor at Warwick University, specialising in English for Young Learners, She has written course material and books for teachers.  Her PhD deals with early literacy practices in the teaching of English as another language.

Alicia Artusi works for British Council Americas from Argentina.  Previously she worked as Materials Developer and Quality Manager for the Ceibal en Inglés project. She holds an MA in Education and Professional development with NILE and the University of Chichester, UK. and has written articles for teachers and several coursebooks.

Graham Stanley is the British Council’s English for Educational System Lead for the Americas. Prior to this, he was Country Director Uruguay, helping to manage the teaching of English remotely to 80,000 primary school children.  He has an M.Ed. in ELT and Learning Technologies (University of Manchester, UK).

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How to watch the webinar

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