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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.
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January - April 2022
Teaching English to very young learners: 7 things you need to know, and 10 strategies you should use
Earl Stevick famously said that success in language learning depends on what goes on ‘inside and between the people in the classroom’. In this webinar, we will start with psychological insights into the very young learner’s inner world. We will discuss how the foreign language teacher can support the child’s social and cognitive development and help them take key values on board. Examples of such values include being helpful, being polite and appreciating others – an attitude leading to tolerance, empathy and peace. Herbert will use examples from Hooray! Let's Play! Second edition – including value-based fun stories around Peter the Panda and his friends Rosie, Connie and Tom, as well as catchy action songs and engaging Total Physical Response (TPR) activities – to demonstrate how the teacher can achieve all this in a joyful atmosphere, so children learn the language naturally and actively.
Thursday 27 January 2022
Using microbreaks in online teaching
During the pandemic, millions of students have been thrown into online versions of their classes and the results have varied. What has become clear is that following an online lesson on a screen from home can be more taxing for students and it can be more difficult for the teacher to maintain their attention. One tool that we can use to cope with this is the implementation of microbreaks: short breaks during a period of work. In this workshop, I will argue for the importance of incorporating microbreaks into our lessons and provide practical examples of tasks that can be done during microbreaks to make them as productive as possible for everyone involved.
Thursday 24 February 2022
A mixtape for teachers: working with music and songs
Music and songs can be powerful tools to motivate students and make language learning more meaningful. In this workshop we'll look at how coursebooks and teachers have used songs and music, compile a (play)list of diverse practical classroom activities and see examples of some music projects. You’ll also discover how Vocabulary Beats can help your students learn new words and phrases and how to create your own.
Thursday 24 March 2022
Reading for connections
When we read, we explore many worlds; we travel in space and time; we meet new people; we learn about ourselves. Put simply, we make connections. These connections we forge through reading encourage emotional growth and develop a greater sense of responsibility in your students. In this webinar, we will talk about the possibilities reading projects give you in distance as well as classroom learning. We will show how you can plan, organize and realize reading projects built around themes, language areas and skills by using practical ideas from the Helbling Readers & Blog.
Thursday 28 April 2022
Jack Scholes: Good readers make good learners!
Philip Kerr: When is it OK for students (and teachers) to use their own language?
Scott Thornbury & Herbert Puchta: Teaching Grammar Creatively 2nd Ed
Sarah Mercer & Herbert Puchta: Psychology in Practice
Thomas Strasser: Learning spaces - learning paces: Learner autonomy with digital tools
Jeremy Harmer: Where do students get language from and how do they learn it best?
Jane Revell: Teacher & student wellbeing - Surviving these times ... as best we can!
Lindsay Clandfield: Two by two – Pairwork & STUDIO
Nora Nagy: Shakespeare - from Reading to Performing
Gavin Biggs: The garden myth, exploring creativity and storytelling for the classroom
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