Upcoming webinars for educators | June - August 2016

This post’s a long time coming but here are some upcoming webinars.

Lesson ideas & activities 

Business Model Teacher: Apply a Business Approach to Freelance Teaching. Justine Arena, Espiral Digital

I was very interested in attending this talk as I’ve been working as a self-employed teacher since 2013, firstly in Barcelona and now in Manchester. As well as hearing Justine’s talk, it was great to listen to other freelance teachers’ ideas and opinions. 695 more words


IATEFL 2016 Online: Enhancing writing and speaking outcomes using Google Apps (Joe Dale)

Joe’s session was…fast. In keeping with my approach to blogging about these online sessions, I will just share a few things I learnt together with my comments on them. 1,086 more words


Making all children bilingual with English - future or fantasy? Claire Selby, Yellow House

This was the first talk I attended after arriving in Birmingham for IATEFL 2016. I was interested in it after living in Catalonia for a couple of years, where almost everyone is bilingual (Catalan/Spanish). 386 more words


Native and Non-native Speaker Teachers: Prejudice, Privilege, and a Call to Action

When I worked in a private language school in London, I had a colleague – let’s call her Paulina – who stayed late every evening. I would see Paulina preparing lessons and grading papers as if her life depended on it. 940 more words


IATEFL 2016 - Q and A follow-up to David Crystal's plenary

Thank you British Council/IATEFL Online for enabling me to catch up with the follow up Q and A session for David Crystal’s fantastic opening plenary… 1,229 more words


Learning styles – important or not?

This week I watched a presentation called ‘Changing the way we approach learner styles in teacher education’. This was delivered at IATEFL 2016 by Carol Lethaby and Patricia Harries. 997 more words


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