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Do you feel like you teach too much or too little grammar in the classroom? Gain a better understanding of the typical grammar mistakes learners make and how to prioritise the grammar you teach and learn about Michael Swan’s 'three Ex’s' for teaching grammar.

What makes your students want to come to your class? This seminar, with Ken Wilson, outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes them want to do just that.

In this talk, Russell Stannard introduces new, innovative ways of giving feedback using technology, which both inspire and motivate students to learn more successfully! Find out how to use free Jing screen capture software to provide feedback on students' written work.

To stick to the IELTS coursebook can become boring and repetitive for learners. One way to spice up your lessons and to provide extra extensive practice for students is to produce your own learning materials. In this seminar, Sam McCarter provides guidelines and advice on producing materials for IELTS.

Sam McCarter's seminar looks at ways to effectively learn vocabulary for the listening module in the IELTS examination. The talk will appeal to all English language teachers who teach IELTS preparation courses. Did you know students are quite good at answering questions on a text they have never seen? That seems impossible, doesn’t it? Watch the video to find out how.

In this engaging, concise seminar, Sam McCarter outlines the key characteristics of the IELTS exam and the common features of each of the IELTS papers. The talk provides several tips and strategies for English language teachers helping their students prepare for the IELTS examination.

Sam McCarter provides an excellent overview of the common features of texts written in English for the IELTS exam in this seminar. All IELTS teachers, whether new to the exam or very experienced, will find valuable ideas to take into the English language classroom within this talk.

Luke Meddings provides a stimulating talk on the main ideas that underpin the teaching unplugged approach to English language teaching (ELT). 

American and British examination systems have influenced testing and assessment all over the world. But did you know they are based on entirely different principles and perspectives? Watch this video with Barry O’Sullivan to find out more!

Have you ever considered what the English language would be like if there was no grammar? Or why in fact we need grammar in the first place?

In this entertaining seminar, Michael Swan illustrates why grammar exists and invites you to answer these questions through a selection of fun tasks.

What does it mean to teach grammar inductively? What is the difference between inductive and deductive grammar teaching? When teaching English grammar, what happens if learners are encouraged to work out grammar rules for themselves? Catherine Walter’s session aims to explain the advantages there might be in teaching grammar in this way.

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