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Enjoy a recording of previous Helbling English Webinars here.

Teaching Grammar Creatively 2nd Ed.

Join Scott Thornbury & Herbert Puchta as they discuss the second edition of this hugely successful resource book that offers a variety of lessons and activities for everyday use in your English language class, part of the The Resourceful Teacher Series.

Webinar | Teaching Grammar Creatively 2nd Ed

Tuesday 21 September 2021

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Psychology in Practice

Join Sarah Mercer & Herbert Puchta as they discuss their new publication, part of the The Resourceful Teacher Series, and share their insights on how to integrate an understanding of psychology into the everyday practice of language teaching.

Webinar | Psychology in Practice

Monday 20 September 2021

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Good readers make good learners!

Portrait | Scholes Jack
Jack Scholes

Extensive reading not only improves all language skills and fluency, but also enhances memory and cognitive processes in general, and greatly increases students’ motivation and confidence. This talk will examine the principles of extensive reading and the many benefits of reading for pleasure. Practical ideas and activities will also be offered to help you make extensive reading an integral part of every language-learning programme.

Thursday 25 November 2021

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When is it OK for students (and teachers) to use their own language?

Portrait | Philip Kerr
Philip Kerr

It wasn't so long ago that it was generally agreed that English was best learnt in lessons where only English is spoken. Times have changed. The last ten years have seen a growing recognition of the important role that the learners' L1 has to play in learning English. We'll be looking at when and why it sometimes makes sense for learners to use their own language in English lessons.

Thursday 28 October 2021

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Learning spaces - learning paces: Learner autonomy with digital tools

Portrait | Thomas Strasser
Thomas Strasser

This hands-on workshop will focus on learner control and reflection inside and outside the classroom. How can EFL-learners independently use learning technologies like blogs, vlogs, Edu-Apps or portfolios? How can EFL-teachers help learners develop autonomous learning skills (self-assessment, curation skills, self-motivation skills, project skills). Plus: how can EFL-learners autonomously improve the 4 skills?

Tuesday 14 September 2021

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Where do students get language from and how do they learn it best?

Jeremy Harmer (alt)
Jeremy Harmer

Once upon a time it was all drills and repetition (or was it ever, really?!); then it was all communication with grammar and drilling abandoned (or was it ever, really?!); now we are either ‘post-method’ or eclectic, apparently. But what really are the best (and varied) ways of drawing students to language and then helping them to memorise that language so that it becomes automatic? That’s a big question and this talk will start to provide the answer.

Thursday 27 May 2021

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Two by two - Pairwork & STUDIO

Lindsay Clandfield
Lindsay Clandfield

Pairwork has become such a staple feature of English language teaching materials that it’s almost never questioned. And yet it’s consistently an area that can be problematic. This talk takes a fresh look at pairwork. I’ll share tips and tricks for successful pairwork, the best kinds of activities and examine times when it’s probably best to avoid pairwork. I’ll be focusing on pairwork in the face to face (and socially distanced) class, and especially in online classes as well. This talk will feature activities from our new course Studio, including its pairwork App.

Thursday 25 March 2021

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Teacher & student wellbeing - Surviving these times as best we can!

Jane Revell (alt)
Jane Revell

In this webinar we’ll be looking at some fairly simple things we can do to help us cope with the difficult and uncertain times we’ve all had to face over the past year. Using practical examples from the popular series Jetstream, as well as Energising your Classroom, you can use these ideas with your students too, in your (real or virtual) classroom, and help everyone feel a bit more cheerful!

Wednesday 28 April 2021

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From reading to performing: Shakespeare's plays in the language class

Nora Nagy (alt)
Nora Nagy

Learning English without studying Shakespeare and his works means missing out on a rich vocabulary resource, cultural heritage and a lot of fun and excitement. Although students and teachers find Shakespeare intriguing, they are often intimidated by the apparent difficulty of the themes and language. In this webinar, we will show you how to engage with the Bard’s language in your classrooms, focusing on three classics: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth through text, activities and videos.

Wednesday 24 February 2021

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The garden myth, exploring creativity and storytelling for the classroom

Gavin Biggs (alt)
Gavin Biggs

Recent studies have shown that teachers are under more stress than ever before. Time is limited but reading for pleasure is essential to motivate language learning. Our students have brilliant minds, and in this talk we will look at examples to encourage imagination, critical thinking, creative writing and a joy of reading using a classroom-based readers series.

Thursday 28 January 2021

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