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In February we are taking a closer look at teaching pronunciation on the EnglishAgenda website in the lead up to the NATECLA London/IATEFL PronSIG event on Saturday 21 February. Find out about content we will be featuring to help you review and build on your knowledge of what to consider when teaching pronunciation.
Anna Parisi will be giving an OUP webinar on 27th and 28th January. She will be talking about the 'why/what/when/how' of teacher-led, classroom-based research and how it builds on the processes of evaluation and research we, teachers, carry out daily.
The English UK Marketing Conference is aimed at all professionals promoting, marketing and selling ELT courses to study abroad agents and international students, and is now open for bookings. It will take place on Friday 6 February 2015 at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, London.
The ELT Journal has made all papers in the Special Issue focusing on ‘Teaching English to Young Learners’ (Vol. 68/3) freely available online (from 19th January - 2nd February).
If you would like to learn English for free with the British Council, then join this online course for learners. The course looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills. This is the second time this course has been run. The first course attracted over 120,000 registered participants!
Is there a website, blog or Facebook page that you regularly read to satisfy your curiosity about English? Where do you go for your English language resources? The annual Macmillan Dictionary Love English Awards 2014 is your chance to vote for your favourite online English language hub! Vote now!
The British Council is hosting an interactive forum to discuss strategic, commercial, academic and research opportunities around English skills for employability in India. The event will take place on Tuesday 20 January 2015 from 10am to 4.30 pm at the Amba Hotel in London. The event is for English language skills providers, corporations, publishers, UK Exam Boards, UK government agencies, donor partners and foundations in the UK, as well as academics and researchers from UK institutions. Online registration is essential by 16th January.
November is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) month for the EnglishAgenda and TeachingEnglish websites, as we celebrate the launch of the latest British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’. We will be featuring blogs, podcasts, book extracts and webinars all on the subject of CPD throughout the month, leading up to the livestreamed publication launch event on Friday 28th November.
This webinar with Gail Ellis will show how the rich and stimulating medium of story picturebooks and the technique of storytelling can develop children’s English as well as encourage social and emotional development. The webinar will take place on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 11am UK time.
IATEFL run monthly webinars which are free of charge and are open to both members and non-members of IATEFL. The next one is on 27 September 2014, 15:00 UK time. Susan Hillyard will be talking about 'Challenging ELT: Challenging Methodology to Reach Challenging English Language Learners'.
An important aspect of teaching is knowing how and when to praise learners for their behaviour and work. Using praise correctly provides learners with positive reinforcement and can motivate them to learn and participate in lessons. A new study throws light on the subject of praise in classrooms.