Nives' endeavours as an English Teacher

Day 2 IATEFL Birmingham

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Nearly missed everything of day 1 online – firstly due to my internet connection which slowed down to nearly zero! Telephone company supplied a meagre excuse, however the mild frustration that ensued as a matter of being ‘lost’ without a connection made me realize how much dependant I am particularly.

Some weeks ago a colleague mentioned that some of us Teachers seem not to be able to do anything in the classroom anymore if we don’t use technology of sorts. A giggle or two that day surely brought on the bad Karma to the internet stability which has never really been much but enough that sufficed.


Photo by Rob Howard 

However today glad to be back and just finishing up listening to the Interview line up today – again another amazing day! Bravo and compliments to the Online Presenters who are even able to create an interview on the go! Today’s guest list included the following:  Carol Read; Adrian Underhill; Sandy Millin; … to name a few. All the interviews are available on the Interview recordings page of the IATEFL Online British Council site.

The interview yesterday on Wednesday with Jim Scrivener was particularly interesting as he talks about how Teacher training should make a change by ‘simplifying’ methodology study. He mentions planting a “naive seed of thought” allowing the new Teachers to put into practice and then reflect on their experience.

On this topic of Reflection practices an interesting Forum was held today Thursday in Hall 7 at 10:20 am. Watch the recording at this link.

Julie Pratten held her presentation today on the HeartELT special project, below is a great photo by Roving Reporter Rob Howard, who incidentally will be presenting on Friday! Rob will be talking about his creation EFL Talks bringing together Teachers worldwide to talk on varied topics in the Education field.


Julie Pratten HEART ELT photo by Rob Howard

Two of my favourite online people, one is Dr Nellie Deutsch who has guided and trained me over the past 3 years to teach online and the other one is a great leader of Teachers Rob Howard – also my eyes at Birmingham supplying great photos.


Rob Howard and Dr Nellie Deutsch ‘selfie time’

More to follow … 



Author: Nives Torresi

Nives Torresi is a Teacher of English as a foreign language; English Drama; Business English and English Exam Preparation (Cambridge FCE). Nives also translates from Italian to English (with a specialization in Business Manuals, Historical archives and Medical papers), works as Interpreter and Mediator for Business negotiations. Currently also teaches online via interactive learning platform for Business English courses and Language tutoring. Participates actively in online Teacher Training or development courses such as M4T Moodle for Teachers, Teaching with Technology, Learn to Blend and Flip with Technology, Action Research Projects to improve Instruction and Learning. Moderator in the Moodle courses for M4T EVO 15; M4T EVO 16 - TEFL2YL EVO 16 Recent online live webinar Presentations include: - The "One Foolish Monkey" series on History of Blogging with co-Teacher Tom Hodgers - CO15 - Connecting Online live Conference - "Understanding Pair Teaching in Micro Teaching Online" with Tom Hodgers. - Webinars for IATEFL YLT SIG: 2015 - "Play, Learn and Grow Together" an After school English language learning project. 2016 - "Play, Learn and Grow Together" a Pre-school English language learning project. - MM7 Moodle Mooc 7 by Integrating Technology - M4T moodle for teachers - Live Webinar presentation "Teaching and Learning Along the Way" November 16, 2015 - EFL Talks - Answers webinar February 20, 2016 "Using a Board Game in the EFL classroom" - EFL Talks - TERMS "PODCASTS" - MM9 co-Presenter with Thomas Hodgers "Teaching Online with Moodle" - MM9 Panelist on Digital Badges Discussion - HeartELT project - contributing author letter "W" - EVO Moderator Training 2014; 2015; 2016 - TEFL2YL EVO 2017 Session moderator and presenter "Board Games in the EFL Classroom" CO 17 Connecting Online live Conference Presenter with Tom Hodgers "Teamwork Online" Other projects include Business English Conversation; Business English for Managers; Business English for Engineers; Courses in digital format wholly online.

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