The following videos and session details come straight from the IATEFL – British Council website, adding them here for my readers to access via the links to the website or watch here and leave their comments, thank you. The videos are not in the order of appearance, but haphazard according to my own viewings.
ELT Journal Debate
Session details: English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is interesting for researchers, but not important for teachers and learners
Has English has become the global lingua franca, there has been a lot of discussion of, and investigation into, the varied ways in which it is spoken around the world, and by different groups of speakers. But is such variation in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) relevant to the ELT classroom? Is what we have learned about ELF important for English language teachers and learners? These two speakers will debate the issues.
Outside in: bringing new technology perspectives to ELT
Session details: We talk a lot about technology in ELT but the gap between what we do, and could do, is becoming a chasm. A panel of technology experts, bringing experiences from outside the ELT world, will discuss trends such as machine translation, artificial intelligence, chatbots and future workplaces. Their perspectives will challenge our current thinking, and help us consider future possibilities.
British Council Signature Event
Session details: Language for Resilience
Building fluency and comprehension in dyslexic readers
Session details: Building fluency and comprehension in dyslexic readers
This talk focuses on teaching dyslexic students reading comprehension and improving their spelling, speaking and writing skills. It explores ways to activate the inherent strengths of the dyslexic mind and deals with modern and effective methodology proposed by Israeli Association for LD People.
Writing methodology texts: bridging the research/practice gap
Session details: Writing methodology texts: bridging the research/practice gap
Not again? A new revised edition of Practical English Usage
Session details: Not again? A new revised edition of Practical English Usage
A.S Hornby Educational Trust Scholars’ presentation
Session details: Factors influencing English language teacher motivation
Making pronunciation an integral part of your classroom practice
Session details: Making pronunciation an integral part of your classroom practice