E-book activities for language teachers and learners

Victoria Boobyer talks about some practical ideas for activities using e-books in different contexts. September 2013, London.

Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching: publication launch

Dr Gary Motteram shows how learning technologies have developed over time and discusses how they now offer a wide range of possibilities for the ELT world. September 2013, London.

Jungle listening: high- and low-tech approaches to teaching the stream of speech

Richard Cauldwell presents low- and high-tech activities to help learners improve their understanding of authentic speech. January 2013, Bournemouth.

mLearning: From theory to practice

This practical seminar by Gavin Dudeney takes a look at the history of mobile and handheld learning and discusses practical ideas that teachers can immediately implement in their classes across a variety of levels and contexts. November 2012, Cambridge.

Introduction

  • To provide a succinct introduction to the use of mobile technology for English language learning.
  • Teachers will take away simple, practical ideas to try out with learners.

Before you watch

  1. It is often said that the text language young people use affects their ability to use correct English? Do you agree with this assertion?
  2. Make a list of all the ways you think mobile devices can be used for language learning. Compare your list with the suggestions Gavin Dudeney offers in the seminar.

 

With your fellow teachers, discuss to what extent you agree or disagree with the points that Gavin raises in this talk. What ideas from the video will you take into your own teaching? How will you share your learning with other teachers? Let us know what you think by using the comments section below.

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Who needs dictionaries?

Michael Rundell discusses the future of dictionaries. October 2012, London.

Beyond computer assisted language learning

This presentation by Huw Jarvis seeks to probe some of our established frameworks within the field of computer assisted language learning (CALL) and suggest an emerging alternative. June 2012, Cardiff.

Recent language education-based studies (Jarvis and Szymczyk, 2010; Jarvis and Pastuszka, 2008; Figura and Jarvis, 2007; Jarvis, 2008a; 2008b; 2005), including most recently (Jarvis, forthcoming), a British Council supported project with Thai and Arabic speakers, questions whether the traditional CALL paradigm is still the most appropriate. 

Choosing and using resources with ESOL learners

Dot Powell, manager of the British Council's project to create a portal for ESOL teachers and learners, looks at criteria we use to make judgements about ESOL materials, and offers a first look at the ESOL Nexus website. February 2012, Belfast.

Dot Powell, manager of the British Council's project to create a portal for ESOL teachers and learners, looks at criteria we use to make judgements about ESOL materials, and offers a first look at the ESOL Nexus website.
 
Click here to visit the ESOL Nexus website.

How technology can revolutionise the way we give feedback

Russell Stannard outlines some changes that technology is driving in English language teaching, particularly in EAP. November 2011, Glasgow.

Russell Stannard outlines some changes that technology is driving in English language teaching, particularly in EAP. 

Digital literacy

Gavin Dudeney considers the question 'What is digital literacy?' and looks at the implications for teachers and learners. October 2011, Bournemouth.

In this seminar Gavin Dudeney asks 'What is digital literacy?' and considers its implications for teachers and learners. Gavin refers to three YouTube videos in the talk, which you can see here:

You can also download the presentation: http://www.dudeney.com/DigitalLiteracies.pdf

 

Online continuing professional development

Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about online continuing professional development opportunities. Spring 2011.

Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about online continuing professional development opportunities. 

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