Session 1

06 May 2017
10:35 - 11:35

Session 1

Phillip Cardiff
Concordances in the ELT classroom (With Learners)

How can we achieve the goal of shifting the classroom focus from teacher to learner? In this workshop, we will consider the potential for using corpora in the ELT classroom to facilitate learner autonomy. Specifically, we will look at how concordances may be used to help learners identify collocations, grammatical patterns and semantic prosody. The session will include user friendly concordance ideas to take away and will hopefully be beneficial to both teachers and learners.
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Pathway: Classroom tips

Elena Merino
Using short video to empower students

Feature films may be the benchmark for cinematic excellence, but today students can relate to short, authentic, online videos; this popular format also offers a range of benefits for them as learners of English. We will explore these benefits and outline best practices for exploiting short videos in class. We will also look at how to empowering students to use available technology to produce their own videos. Then, in the feedback session we will discuss in further detail.
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Pathway: Classroom tips

Sinem Darıdere
Nice to meet you Miss Subject...

Imagine learners become “Object” or “Verb” and you have a chat with them in those roles. “Hi Mr. Auxiliary?” You invite others and they spontaneously interact at that moment. Moreno’s Theory of Roles in Psychodrama describes process of role playing as “cognition, perception, behaviour and action”. Learners become acquainted with English personally in a student-centred, active and enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Would you like to be a Subject? Come and take your part. – Fun? – No doubt!
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Pathway: Theories and approaches

Laia Canals & Pedro Fernandez
Practising oral skills beyond the classroom: engaging tasks and feedback practices

Using video and audio tools to record students speaking production allows teachers to give both formative and corrective feedback that the students can go back to. This helps make the students reflect back on their speaking practice and incorporates the feedback provided into the student’s learning process. We will use existing video tools that students and teachers can use from their phones to engage the students in synchronous and asynchronous tasks to provide additional speaking practice.
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Pathway: Edtech enthusiast

Ben Nazer
Engaging Learners and Offering Real Choices in Reading Lessons (With Learners)

In this demonstration lesson we will consider how giving learners real choice in materials and approaches allows for reading lessons that are highly motivating and tailored to learner needs. We will consider how a task-based approach enables us to focus on the processes of learning and why this is useful. I will also argue that, through judicious choice of materials, we can bring the world into the class; political debate and challenging topics have an important role in engaging learners
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Pathway: Classroom tips

Aysen Cem Deger
Together We Are Strong!

The workshop presents a snapshot from an inclusive class where the teacher aims to empower learners focusing on their ‘abilities’ and develop empathy among them. The lesson is based on the principles of psychodrama which does not separate any kind of learning from personal development. Thus, in the lesson learners will both use English creatively and try out how to support each other in life. The workshop also offers a chance for participants to experience being a learner in an inclusive lesson.
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Pathway: Classroom tips

Lucy Crichton
Loving to Learn

Children are currently suffering the ricochet of our hectic schedules and our adult worries. They are wound up in a constant turmoil of activities, of information and inappropriate influences that compress their childhood and stifle their emotional maturity. Through personal experience and practical suggestions, this workshop will discuss how small gestures of empathy and connection can change the way students learn and thrive.
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Pathway: Young learners & Teens