About Friday 6 October - Day 2 of World Teachers' Day 2023
This was the second day of our three-day webinar event to celebrate World Teachers' Day 2023. On Friday 6 October we hosted six webinars by ELT teachers and experts from around the world.
Recordings of all the sessions from Friday 6 October are available at the bottom of the page
Watch all the recordings at the bottom of the page
Session 1: Bending the rules: developing learner awareness of how language really works
Andy Keedwell (UK)
Join this session to explore new ways of discussing how language really works with our learners. This session will give you ideas to help learners understand and develop strategies to cope with the messiness and unpredictability of language.
Session 2: Professional development is as easy as ABC
Abeer Okaz (Egypt)
Join this workshop to understand the rationale behind creating a teacher profile. We’ll focus on three phases that teachers need to go through to better understand their professional needs and interests to develop and identify career goals. You will come away with a variety of ideas to choose from without having to always spend money on your professional development.
Session 3: Integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) framework in K-12 English lessons to promote 21st-century learners' profile
Fatiha Najma (Indonesia)
Discover how to integrate a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework in K12 English classes. Join this session to build an awareness of how your learners' affective factors can enhance engagement and learning motivation. You will leave this session with practical knowledge on how to plan and select resources to promote 21st-century learners' profiles based on the SEL framework.
Session 4: Get the party started: Teaching lower-level teens and adults
Rhona Snelling (UK)
Why are lower levels (pre-A1 to A2) sometimes perceived as challenging to teach? What was your own experience of learning a second or additional language? Join Rhona to explore what sets lower levels apart from other levels and how teachers can confidently approach teaching their classes.
Session 5: Overcoming challenges of active and passive learning and teaching
Nkumbe Sandrine Epole (Cameroon)
Join this session to examine the challenges of how to deliver effective lessons with minimal resources, how to overcome barriers around student and teacher resistance, how to manage large classes and keep students engaged.
Session 6: Music's ability to uplift and calm... and how it can be harnessed in the language teaching classroom
Chris Walklett (UK)
Join this session to explore how we can use songs and music to, not only inform and challenge politically and culturally, but also to help uplift and calm our spirits in these trying times. There has never been a better time in which to make use of the wisdom and solace that music can bring.
About the speakers
Andy Keedwell has been involved in education for over thirty years, working in South and East Asia, the South Caucasus, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and East Africa as a teacher, teacher-trainer, trainer-trainer and ELT manager. His recent work involves Communities of Practice in Romania and Myanmar and supporting newly qualified teachers in Egypt.
Abeer Okaz is the DoS and Educational Consultant at Pharos University in Alexandria. She is a teacher trainer, CELTA tutor, and a DELTA Module 2 TP tutor as well as NILE and TransformELT consultant. She has published in international journals and trained in Ireland, the USA, KSA, Kyiv, and South Africa. Abeer has also been presenting in international conferences since 2007.
Fatiha Najma is a full-time English teacher at a private English campus in Indonesia. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Education and has been teaching English in various contexts for general, English for specific purposes, and English test proficiency preparation for almost 5 years.
Rhona Snelling is a freelance ELT author, speaker, and teacher with extensive experience teaching in Europe and New Zealand. She has written for and been an in-house editor for leading ELT publishers, and holds a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford. She has been nominated for an ESU English Language Award.
Nkumbe Epole Sandrine has been teaching English in Cameroon for the past eight and also has experience teaching French. She has been part of association such as: the British Council English Connects project, CABITA, Cameroon English and Literature Teachers Association (CAMELTA) and many others, and has presented at various teachers conferences.
Chris Walklett is an ELT teacher/teacher trainer and a lecturer on modern history. His passion is using music/songs/song lyrics in the ELT classroom and has given many presentations in the UK and Europe on the topic, including a TedX talk. He is the author of the Teaching Tracks series of books on using songs and their lyrics in the language classroom.