It’s been a while since I gave a webinar!
And what better way to make a comeback than via Macmillan’s ‘Advancing Learning’ series, which is devoting the next few months to “celebrating Women Advancing Learning with a fantastic line-up of prominent female experts and authors from the education and ELT world“?
In my webinar for this series on 7 November 2018, we’ll discuss the issue of “Teaching English pronunciation for the real world”. It’s gonna be fun. In fact, it’ll be so much fun, I’m doing it twice! Once at 10:00 and again at 16:00 (GMT); so, whatever time zone you’re in that day, I hope you can make it.
[Update, December 2018: you can now watch a recording of this webinar or read a summary by ELT Planning.]
Did you know, for example, that…
- …there are billions of people using English today – and most of them are not native speakers?
- …there is no single accent of English which is most widely understood?
- …teaching pronunciation can be both practical and fun?
- …teaching pronunciation will improve learners’ skills in all areas, not only speaking?
In the webinar, we’ll discuss these points and more, plus try some practical activities for teaching pron. Attendees will get a certificate from Macmillan afterwards.
Sign up now via the Macmillan English website.
I’ve just come to the end of 3 weeks in Greece (2 in Athens and 1 in Thessaloniki), volunteering as a teacher trainer for some of the volunteers there who are teaching English to adult refugees. Continue reading
As part of my role at Cambridge University Press, I frequently attend and present at events focused on bridging the gap between applied linguistics research and ELT practice. Continue reading
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 the conference by giving the first of three mini-plenaries. Continue reading
Just another quick cross-blog plug…
The second half of a post I’ve written for Conversations (the Cambridge ELT blog) on “Ten top tips for teaching pronunciation” has just gone live! If that link doesn’t work, you can read it by going to http://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/
(And if you missed the first post in this mini-series, you can read that here.) Continue reading
Just a quick cross-blog plug…
The first half of a post I’ve written for Conversations (the Cambridge ELT blog) on “Ten top tips for teaching pronunciation” has just gone live! If that link doesn’t work, you can read it by going to http://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/
Keep your eyes peeled for the second post, to appear in a week’s time… Continue reading
Shortly after I completed my master’s degree in ELT & Applied Linguistics, I published a post called “5 things I wish I’d known before my MA.” That proved so popular, I followed it up with a guest post featuring 5 more things that people might like to know before embarking on a master’s degree.
But what about after the course? What to do now it’s all over?? Continue reading
About a year ago, I posted this shortlist of things I wish I’d known before doing my master’s degree. I’ve just shared these learnings, plus some more ideas that have occurred to me since then, at the English UK teachers’ conference.
And in the spirit of sharing top tips, I asked a colleague of mine from my MA to contribute a guest post to this blog with her own ideas. So here it is! Continue reading