Category Archives: IATEFL 2012

IATEFL 2012: No words: using sound and images in class

Just seen the lovely Mike Harrison sharing a few tips and tricks for using sound and images in class. And here they are! (My thoughts/comments in italics…) Welcome screen on board before talk starts: Beware, for wolves come in many disguises… …

IATEFL 2012: No words: using sound and images in class

Just seen the lovely Mike Harrison sharing a few tips and tricks for using sound and images in class. And here they are! (My thoughts/comments in italics…) Welcome screen on board before talk starts: Beware, for wolves come in many disguises… …

IATEFL 2012: How to teach with an iPad

Damn the Posterous template automatically making the “i” capital in the title of this post!….. Er, anyway, just seen Steven Bukin talking about how to teach with an iPad. Especially interested in this as our school’s just got one! Here’s how it …

IATEFL 2012: How to teach with an iPad

Damn the Posterous template automatically making the “i” capital in the title of this post!….. Er, anyway, just seen Steven Bukin talking about how to teach with an iPad. Especially interested in this as our school’s just got one! Here’s how it …

IATEFL 2012: Teacher versus preparation: born survivor

Just seen Howard Smith’s resolutely low-tech session. A pleasing antidote to all the tech sessions I’ve been in this week so far! As a teacher who hates having last-minute cover dropped on her, I was really looking forward to this talk, which prom…

IATEFL 2012: Teacher versus preparation: born survivor

Just seen Howard Smith’s resolutely low-tech session. A pleasing antidote to all the tech sessions I’ve been in this week so far! As a teacher who hates having last-minute cover dropped on her, I was really looking forward to this talk, which prom…

IATEFL 2012: When do students feel a sense of progress?

Just seen Stephen Shelley (here he is – scroll down to the very bottom) talking about “magic moments”, i.e. those moments when students feel a sense of progress. Here are a few moments summarised from that talk… He’s reporting on some research d…

IATEFL 2012: When do students feel a sense of progress?

Just seen Stephen Shelley (here he is – scroll down to the very bottom) talking about “magic moments”, i.e. those moments when students feel a sense of progress. Here are a few moments summarised from that talk… He’s reporting on some research d…

IATEFL 2012: Revising and recycling lexis

Just seen Leo Selivan talking about revising and recycling lexis. Here’s what happened… As we came in, he gave each of us a pink or orange slip of paper. Like this: Each slip of paper had one half of a collocation and as a warmer, we had to find…

IATEFL 2012: Revising and recycling lexis

Just seen Leo Selivan talking about revising and recycling lexis. Here’s what happened… As we came in, he gave each of us a pink or orange slip of paper. Like this: Each slip of paper had one half of a collocation and as a warmer, we had to find…

IATEFL 2012: Developing visual literacy in ELT

Just got out of a talk by Ben Goldstein on “The digital image: developing visual literacy in ELT”. Ben teaches an MA TESOL module on materials design at the New School. Interestingly, my experience of the talk started with my overhearing an older …

IATEFL 2012: Developing visual literacy in ELT

Just got out of a talk by Ben Goldstein on “The digital image: developing visual literacy in ELT”. Ben teaches an MA TESOL module on materials design at the New School. Interestingly, my experience of the talk started with my overhearing an older …

IATEFL 2012: Awareness, appropriacy, and living language use

Just got out of Steven Thorne’s plenary on “Awareness, appropriacy, and living language use”. My brain (and tweeting fingers) nearly exploded trying to keep up with him but it was well worth the effort. Here’s my round-up of the key bits… Steven…

IATEFL 2012: Awareness, appropriacy, and living language use

Just got out of Steven Thorne’s plenary on “Awareness, appropriacy, and living language use”. My brain (and tweeting fingers) nearly exploded trying to keep up with him but it was well worth the effort. Here’s my round-up of the key bits… Steven…

IATEFL 2012: Encouraging students to use online resources

Sandy Millin started her talk by plugging Twitter and other online communities for professional development! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sorry for lousy pic quality, Sandy!) Here’s how the rest went… Edmodo – A closed-group means of communicating with students, continu…

IATEFL 2012: Encouraging students to use online resources

Sandy Millin started her talk by plugging Twitter and other online communities for professional development! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sorry for lousy pic quality, Sandy!) Here’s how the rest went… Edmodo – A closed-group means of communicating with students, continu…

IATEFL 2012: Using punctuation, modality and phraseology to teach email

Here’s my round-up of Alistair McNair’s session on developing students’ email-writing skills through punctuation, modality and phraseology… We all use email. But where is it in coursebooks? It crops up occasionally but isn’t done justice. Often …

IATEFL 2012: Using punctuation, modality and phraseology to teach email

Here’s my round-up of Alistair McNair’s session on developing students’ email-writing skills through punctuation, modality and phraseology… We all use email. But where is it in coursebooks? It crops up occasionally but isn’t done justice. Often …

IATEFL 2012: Indeterminate articles and unaccountable nouns

Just got out of a presentation by Jo Gakonga on a pre-CELTA/Cert grammar course. It’s been designed to get native speakers up-to-speed with the nomenclature of language systems. (The title of the talk was a couple of examples of trainees’ attempts…

IATEFL 2012: Indeterminate articles and unaccountable nouns

Just got out of a presentation by Jo Gakonga on a pre-CELTA/Cert grammar course. It’s been designed to get native speakers up-to-speed with the nomenclature of language systems. (The title of the talk was a couple of examples of trainees’ attempts…