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This week we interview Phil Ball, who talks about Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and its current status and potential future in Europe. Phil will be providing input and leading discussions at the British Council's CLIL policy and practice workshop in Italy from 10 - 12 March.
In this week's podcast we talk to Sally Farley from the University of Kent about Special Educational Needs (SEN). Sally gives a definition for this umbrella term and provides some tips on how to identify learners with SEN. She also gives some excellent suggestions for simple things we can do as teachers to make our lessons more appropriate for learners with SEN.
In our second podcast we talk to Dr Maggie Sokolik about a new and innovative massive open online course or MOOC aimed at developing writing skills for English language learners. MOOCs offer free interactive participation and coursework to anyone with internet access. In addition to video lectures, readings, and quizzes, MOOCs provide discussion areas that build a community for participants.
In this very first podcast we take a look at some new technologies for English language teaching and training. Graham Stanley gives us some excellent insights into the project 'Ceibal en Inglés' which uses video conferencing technology to bring remote teachers into primary schools all around Uruguay. We also look at how teacher trainers can use e-books with teachers for professional development.