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"Teach from Home" Webinars

March 31, 2020

Doing the Communicative Approach Online: Motivating students to speak by Chia Sua Song

As more and more of us move our language teaching online, we become more aware that virtual classrooms may be useful for teaching discrete grammar or vocabulary items and focusing on accuracy, but getting students to be communicative online can be a challenge. As teachers of the communicative approach, we know that we can only learn to speak a language by speaking it. So how can we get students to feel engaged enough to speak and communicate when they’re learning English online? Can online group classes still provide the interaction and the speaking practice that face-to-face classes offer? Chia explores some practical ideas to motivate students to communicate in their online classes and encourages participants to share their own online teaching ideas in this interactive webinar.

About the speaker

Chia Suan Chong is a writer, communication skills trainer and a teacher trainer. She is the author of Successful International Communication, and was English Teaching Professional’s award-winning resident blogger between 2012 and 2019. Currently based in York, Chia regularly conducts training online via webinars and also helps corporations to have more effective virtual communication and virtual meetings.  Chia writes regularly for the British Council and their Learn English website and holds a DELTA and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and ELT.

There will be two sessions: one at 6 am and the other at 12 pm (both Argentina times).

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April 20201

"Teach from Home" Webinars

April 1, 2020

P is for Performance by Scott Thornbury

In the literature on second language acquisition, performance is typically contrasted with competence – with the implication that competence is a pre-condition for performance. I.e. we should learn the rules of language before applying them. This is a distinction that has been challenged more recently, in the light of so-called ‘usage-based’ views of language acquisition, which argue that using IS learning. ‘Performance’, of course, retains its original, non-specialist, senses of production, play and drama – not to mention ‘performativity’. I will argue that these many meanings can be bundled together to create a truly performance-based methodology.

 

About the speaker: 

Scott Thornbury Scott Thornbury has taught and trained in Egypt, UK, Spain, and in his native New Zealand. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology, including Uncovering Grammar, Beyond the Sentence, and The New A-Z of ELT (all Macmillan).  He blogs at https://scottthornbury.wordpress.com

 

There will be two sessions: one at 6 am and the other at 12 pm (both Argentina times).

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April 20203

"Teach from Home" Webinars

April 3, 2020

Take your Teaching Online: Q&A Session by Russell Stannard

In recent weeks many of us have had to rise to the challenge of teaching our courses remotely. We have had to learn quickly how to do online the things we usually do in the classroom. Macmillan Education invites you to join us for this special live Q&A with teacher trainer and co-author of the new NILE course, Take your Teaching Online, Russell Stannard. If you have any questions about using online tools and resources, delivering live lessons or how to make the most of your teaching skills and experience in an online environment, now is your chance to ask them to one of our industry’s leading experts.

About the speaker:

Russell Stannard is the founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com and a NILE associate trainer where he runs a ‘Flipping your Classes’ course and works on the MA course. He is the winner of 3 educational awards including the Times Higher ‘Outstanding Initiative in Technology’ and the British Council ‘ELTons Innovation Award’. Russell writes regular columns in the English Teaching Professional and has published widely in the area of feedback, collaboration and the use of screen capture. He is truly an international speaker, having presented in over 40 countries around the world.

There will be two sessions: one at 6 am and the other at 12 pm (both Argentina times).

Click here and go to our free registration.