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Category: Conference Presentation Report

Teacher training and Development

IATEFL Manchester 2015 – five years on

<![CDATA[ Pre-Conference Events with the Special Interest Groups For me, the high point of the conference is always the Pre-Conference Day with my chosen Special Interest Group. Since 2015, I have been a member of the Learning Technologies SIG and have enjoyed the activities, the talks and the subsequent communication through the members’ website and yahoo…
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IATEFL 2015 in Manchester

<![CDATA[ IATEFL 2015 Once more, the time of the year for IATEFL International has come round. If you are going to be at IATEFL, please make sure we meet up and talk! If not, at least make sure to follow some or all the keynote talks and selected presentations which will be livestreamed – click…
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Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning – my talk at TESOL Greece 2013

<![CDATA[Presenting language in small fragments hoping that they will one day automatically transform into fluent near-native talk may not be enough. My talk at TESOL Greece highlighted some ways in which skilled performers achieve excellence and focused on practical activities promoting holistic language learning using a variety of free online tools. Fragments of knowledge The…
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Compelling Readings for Language Acquisition

<![CDATA[This post is long overdue but I thought it would make a fitting opening to 2013 as the talk I am reporting is one of the most interesting ones I followed in 2012 and adds to what many colleagues will have read of the work of Dr Stephen Krashen. The Symposium Dr Krashen’s talk, ‘Technology:…
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#ELTchat Symposium at the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow – it's today!!!!!!!

<![CDATA[ Continuous professional development through social networking March 22nd from 15.50 – 18.20  in Gala 1 Room For some of us, it will be the first face-to-face meeting. Here is what I mean: I have worked as a co-moderator with Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto for more than a year now and, although we ‘ve had many conversations…
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How to make things fall apart – A behaviour model for creating incompetence

<![CDATA[This post was originally written in 2009 on this blog which was very very new and had very few readers. I have updated it with two videos of a Pecha Kucha which was inspired by it and you will find them at the end of the post. Both post & original talk and PK’s are…
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Embedding Creative Thinking Skills Training into our EFL Practice

<![CDATA[Post Updated with videos downloaded from Upstream   Videos of  most of my talk at IATEFL Harrogate 2010 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmWitpupIwk&w=420&h=315] Part A about 22 minutes  (conntent of slides 1-7 below is not included)  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVrU_5BEbxI&w=420&h=315]  Part B about 8 minutes   A Summary of my talk  It has been suggested that creativity (or, as it is also…
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Reporting after IATEFL Brighton

<![CDATA[I had every good intention of writing these well informed reports about the sessions I went to at IATEFL Brighton, but somehow the conference itself took over and living the experience became more important than reporting it! Experiencing a conference of this magnitude takes a lot of energy! Running from session to session, stopping for…
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Reporting from the IATEFL Brighton

<![CDATA[This is a quick report of the Pre Conference Events I went to and the first day at IATEFL – there were various PCE events but I briefly went to Associates' Day to be there for the book launch for which Sara Hannam and I wrote a chapter and a wiki and then on to…
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Animating your Coursebook

<![CDATA[ Made with wordle.net What is the secret message in the Wordle above? Have you guessed it? If you are pretty happy following your coursebook page after page and exercise after exercise without omitting anything, then this post may read somewhat strange to you. If on the other hand, you have spent the best part of every book…
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