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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

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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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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.
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mLearning: From theory to practice

In this seminar, Gavin Dudeney gives a short history of the use of technology in education, followed by how the use of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, can be used for English language learning.

Seminars

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Kathleen M. Bailey's session approaches the topic of learner autonomy in the contexts of conversations in the target language. June 2012, London.

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Simon Andrewes talks about English as a lingua franca, where English is used as a means of communication for work or study and where native speakers may, at best, be marginally involved. May 2012, Manchester. 

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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.

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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.