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Teacher training and development videos

View our seminar recordings, which aim to encourage debate in English language teaching and learning. Browse the seminar collection or use our site search facility to select seminars by topic.

Use our seminar training materials in teacher training sessions or as a self-access continuing professional development resource.

Seminar training materials

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20 steps to teaching unplugged

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

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A beginner's guide to mobile learning in ELT

In this practical technology-focused seminar, Amy Lightfoot explores opportunities for learning English by using mobile phones both in and out of the classroom.

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Beyond computer assisted language learning

Huw Jarvis takes English language teachers on the journey from the origins of computer assisted language learning in English Language Teaching to the modern world of English usage and mobile phones, and discusses what implications this has on English language learning and teaching today.

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Demand High for teachers and learners

Are you challenging your students enough to learn English? How do you know if tangible learning is taking place in your English language classroom? Jim Scrivener explores these questions in this stimulating talk and suggests a number of simple, practical extension activities to include in lessons that will demand more from students and stretch them to their full potential.

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How technology can revolutionise the way we give feedback

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.

Seminars

Image Putting EAP into practice

Edward de Chazal and Sam McCarter give a brief overview of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and discuss the content and preparation of an EAP syllabus. May 2012, Manchester.

Image A beginner's guide to mobile learning in ELT

In this practical technology-focused seminar, Amy Lightfoot explores opportunities for learning English by using mobile phones both in and out of the classroom.

Image Re-defining access to language learning: using handheld and mobile learning

Michael Carrier talks about how handheld and mobile learning technology extends the range of the teacher by extending learning beyond the physical lesson in the physical classroom. May 2012, London.

Image The essay and beyond: writing for different purposes in British universities

Hilary Nesi, Professor in English language at Coventry University, discusses the written genres university students are required to produce in different disciplines and at different levels of study. May 2012, Liverpool.

Image Identifying and working with dyslexic students

Sally Farley debunks several myths about dyslexia and shows how, through the right teaching strategies, dyslexic learners can become successful language learners. May 2012, Liverpool.

Image A dogme lesson with Luke Meddings at Exeter

Luke Meddings demonstrates a live dogme lesson with a group of intermediate level learners. He shows some core dogme tasks in action and allows us to gain a sense of the ‘flow’ within an unplugged lesson. April 2012, Exeter.