Hi folks – I’m back and even more inspired than usual. If you want to join me, go online and have a look at some of the sessions from IATEFL 2013 for free: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2013/sessions/index TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. David Crystal – witty, smart and gets you thinking about words (also includes a lot of Beatles stuff) […]
This tool gives you a 30 day trial at the moment and is called Lingle. Basically, you can get the tool to design a lesson plan around a newspaper article of your choice. 1. You go on to the site and type in a subject, e.g. Siemens 2. Then it shows you all the articles […]
This talk explained a pilot carried out by a university (I’ll have find the name again as all my schedules are all over the place!), which tech they used and how the advisory service was set up. This was good food for thought for any teachers that have students that work away a lot of […]
Jim gave us a few handy tips and outlined his concept of demand high. The basics: 1. Demand High is an idea by Adrian Underhill and Jim Scrivener (initially discussed at IATEFL 2012) 2. DH is a meme, not a new methodology – it’s an idea that gets passed from person to person 3. Key […]
Although there are a lot of ideas about NLP (thanks to the mentalist mostly), NLP within education is very different. Marjorie Rosenberg took us through the basics of NLP and then got us to carry out an excellent task which can be used in the BE classroom to build rapport, get your learners thinking about […]
There were four sessions in total today – all videoed – so jump online and have a gander at the sessions. Clare Hart – Tech tools for the 21st century business English teacher Clare busted some myths and preconceptions regarding the use of tech in the classroom and gave some lovely tips to take away. […]
IATEFL starts on Monday but if you can’t make it to Liverpool – go online and catch what’s happening from the comfort of your living room: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2013/ My session is on the Friday morning – Developing Presentation Skills Using Open Source Speech Visualisation Technology – join me if you can!