Welcome to our NEW webinars!
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Stay up to date with the latest developments in the world of ELT and interact with our experts. Hear from leading authors and get practical tips for your own English classes.
Our webinars are held monthly and are completely free.
Certificates are available for all attendees.
Helbling English Webinars programme – January-May 2021
Each one-hour talk will take place twice on the same day - please select the most convenient time for you before you register.
The garden myth, exploring creativity and storytelling for the classroom
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
From reading to performing: Shakespeare's plays in the language class
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
Two by two - Pairwork & STUDIO
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 9am - 10am (GMT)
Thursday 25 March 4pm - 5pm (GMT)
Teacher & student wellbeing - Surviving these times as best we can!
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 9am - 10am (GMT)
Wednesday 28 April 4pm - 5pm (GMT)
Where do students get language from and how do they learn it best?
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 9am - 10am (GMT)
Thursday 27 May 4pm - 5pm (GMT)
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