Where are we with technology?
No one would deny that the availability of digital media and access to the Internet in class, has opened a window to a world of knowledge. It provides us with rich content and more opportunities for pupils to engage with language and culture. Some teachers have embraced the technology, others have resisted, perhaps because of a need for training or a clearer pedagogy on how to integrate it effectively. In this session, we’ll look at what we have available, and what’s new or just around the corner. We’ll look at how young children are growing up in a different kind of world and learning in a different way. We’ll examine how to exploit the new tools to make language learning more successful by getting pupils to engage with the material and, just as importantly, with each other.
Viva video! (and images)
(ESO & BACHILLERATO)
Are you looking for diverse and creative ways to use video and images with your students? This session will explore a range of ideas for use in and outside the classroom. It will take examples from both traditional and digital materials along with other handy online resources. We will also share some top tips for successfully incorporating video and images into your classes. Viva video!
Promoting 21st century skills in the English classroom
(ESO & BACHILLERATO)
This session will explore the current research on 21st century skills and demonstrate activities that integrate those skills into the English language classroom so that we are not only giving students the language they need to succeed but also showing them how to effectively use it in an ever-changing world.
Intensive First – what to focus on
(TEENAGERS & ADULTS)
You’re teaching a Cambridge English: First course. Time may be limited and there’s a lot of ground to cover. What language and skills should you give priority to? What advice can you give students? In this practical session, I’ll address these questions and give tips and tools which teachers can put to immediate use.
Image and sound
(TEENAGERS & ADULTS)
In this practical workshop we will look at a variety of motivating activities inspired by image and sound in order to work on a range of skills, including speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary. Participants will get a number of teaching ideas to take away with them and use with their own students.
|STEVEN McGUIRE||Steven is Director of Teacher Training at International House Madrid. He is responsible for in-service professional development, encouraging innovation and more effective approaches to teaching. He is a Cambridge CELTA and DELTA tutor, speaking examiner and a principal tutor with Macmillan Training Services on their Face-to-Face and online training courses. He is passionate about using technology more effectively in class and involving pupils more in their learning.|
|STEVE MUIR||Steve has worked in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer for over 20 years. He has taught English to young learners and adults in Egypt, Hong Kong and Spain. He lives in Madrid and works at the British Council in Alcalá de Henares.|
|ROY NORRIS||In a career spanning over 30 years, Roy started out teaching French and German in England before moving to Madrid in 1989 to work in ELT, mainly for International House. He also spent a brief period in the 1990s as Director of Studies at Soros International House in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has been writing for Macmillan for 17 years, and is the author of the brand new exam preparation course Straight to First, as well as Ready for First and Straightforward Advanced. He has also co-authored Ready for Advanced and the Spanish Bachillerato (Upper Secondary) course, Upgrade.|
|EMMA THOMAS||Emma has taught English for over 20 years to students of all ages and levels in the UK, Brazil and Spain. She has been Young Learner Coordinator and DOS at International House Seville, delivered teacher training courses and prepared Primary and Secondary school teachers for the ‘oposiciones’ exams. Emma has also worked in a grant maintained (concertado) school teaching conversation English to all levels. Emma is currently a teacher trainer for Macmillan Education ELT.|
|ALENA WIDOWS||Alena is a dedicated teacher, teacher trainer and program coordinator focused on growth, learning and development. She currently works at the Institut Nordamerica where she supports teachers and students. She is most interested in exploring new trends in education and how they can be applied t o TEFL teaching.|