Category Archives: Conferences

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Whose English is it, anyway?

This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the second ever Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, Spain, organised and hosted by ELT Jam and Oxford TEFL – and the great pleasure and honour of opening the main day of

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Whose English is it, anyway?

This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the second ever Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, Spain, organised and hosted by ELT Jam and Oxford TEFL – and the great pleasure and honour of opening the main day of

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Coming soon to Belgium…

Just a quick post to plug my upcoming conference talk next weekend… Join me at 14:20 on Saturday 25 April 2015 for the BELTA Day, where I’ll be talking about pronunciation and listening for English as a lingua franca. Here’s

BELTA Day 2015 square poster - meet the speakers Laura

Coming soon to Belgium…

Just a quick post to plug my upcoming conference talk next weekend… Join me at 14:20 on Saturday 25 April 2015 for the BELTA Day, where I’ll be talking about pronunciation and listening for English as a lingua franca. Here’s

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Things I wish I’d known before my MA (English UK 2014 presentation)

This is just a short appendix of sorts to a post I wrote about a year ago, and which I recently updated and delivered as a presentation at the English UK Teachers’ Conference in London. You can view my slides below

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Things I wish I’d known before my MA (English UK 2014 presentation)

This is just a short appendix of sorts to a post I wrote about a year ago, and which I recently updated and delivered as a presentation at the English UK Teachers’ Conference in London. You can view my slides below

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Coming soon to IATEFL 2014…

Just a quick plug… this time next week, I’ll be presenting at this year’s IATEFL conference in Harrogate, with my co-blogger Katy Simpson Davies! Our presentation is on Thursday 3rd April, entitled Practical pronunciation ideas for teaching in an ELF context. 

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Coming soon to IATEFL 2014…

Just a quick plug… this time next week, I’ll be presenting at this year’s IATEFL conference in Harrogate, with my co-blogger Katy Simpson Davies! Our presentation is on Thursday 3rd April, entitled Practical pronunciation ideas for teaching in an ELF context. 

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Rokus Klett Conference presentation: Demystifying creativity

Thanks to those who attended my plenary presentation and workshop at this year’s Rokus Klett conference in Brdo, Slovenia, themed ‘Creative Classroom’. You can view the slides I used for my plenary here and download a copy of the accompanying

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Rokus Klett Conference presentation: Demystifying creativity

Thanks to those who attended my plenary presentation and workshop at this year’s Rokus Klett conference in Brdo, Slovenia, themed ‘Creative Classroom’. You can view the slides I used for my plenary here and download a copy of the accompanying

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ETAS Conference presentation: Whiteboard wizardry

Thanks to all those who attended my workshop at this year’s ETAS conference in beautiful Thun, Switzerland! For the first time, I decided not to prepare a handout for the session but summarise it here, instead. I always leave conferences

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ETAS Conference presentation: Whiteboard wizardry

Thanks to all those who attended my workshop at this year’s ETAS conference in beautiful Thun, Switzerland! For the first time, I decided not to prepare a handout for the session but summarise it here, instead. I always leave conferences

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IATEFL Poland presentation: Integrating pronunciation

Here’s the video of my presentation today at the 22nd IATEFL Poland conference (and you can view the original presentation slides here): (Thanks to Willy for being the cameraman!) And here’s a brief run-down of what I covered: Integrating pronunciation work

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IATEFL Poland presentation: Integrating pronunciation

Here’s the video of my presentation today at the 22nd IATEFL Poland conference (and you can view the original presentation slides here): (Thanks to Willy for being the cameraman!) And here’s a brief run-down of what I covered: Integrating pronunciation work

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ELF6 presentation: Applying the LFC in the multilingual classroom

Here is a video of the presentation I gave at this year’s ELF conference in Rome.  This was a presentation of the findings from the research I undertook for my MA dissertation. Note: the sound quality was quite poor, so

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ELF6 presentation: Applying the LFC in the multilingual classroom

Here is a video of the presentation I gave at this year’s ELF conference in Rome.  This was a presentation of the findings from the research I undertook for my MA dissertation. Note: the sound quality was quite poor, so

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Bloopers #1: Lost in London

This is the first in what I hope will become a series of ‘bloopers’ – moments in my language teaching/learning career where things haven’t gone quite how I would have expected or hoped! We learn from our failures as well

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Bloopers #1: Lost in London

This is the first in what I hope will become a series of ‘bloopers’ – moments in my language teaching/learning career where things haven’t gone quite how I would have expected or hoped! We learn from our failures as well

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IATEFL 2013: What makes a good task?

Yesterday morning, I went to see Felicity O’Dell talk about what makes a good task in the ELT classroom.  She was focused on learning, not testing (though this is often what ‘tasks’ are associated with). According to the Cambridge Advanced

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IATEFL 2013: What makes a good task?

Yesterday morning, I went to see Felicity O’Dell talk about what makes a good task in the ELT classroom.  She was focused on learning, not testing (though this is often what ‘tasks’ are associated with). According to the Cambridge Advanced