ELI – National Geographic Winter Webinar Series

The More That You Read… Developing Reading Skills in an Online Environment

Speaker: Alex Warren

11 marzo 2021; 17:00 – 17:45

When it comes to planning a reading lesson in the online classroom, there are some important decisions that need to be made – not least of which is the question “Should I even be doing a reading lesson in my online classroom?” In this webinar, National Geographic Learning teacher trainer Alex Warren will examine how we can develop our learners’ reading skills in the online classroom using coursebook material, as well as exploring how a flipped approach can benefit reading classes.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria.

Importance of Developing Classroom Community

Speaker: Alex Warren

27 gennaio 2021; 17:00 – 17:45

While the online and face-to-face classroom might share a number of similarities, there are also many significant and impactful differences. Not least amongst these is the sense of camaraderie and community that exists in the face-to-face classroom. In this webinar we’ll explore why creating a safe, supportive online community is so important to success in the online classroom, before looking at how we can achieve this through both synchronous and asynchronous methods.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria.

Alex Warren is a DELTA trained teacher trainer with over 15 years’ experience of working in ELT as a teacher, academic director and teacher trainer. Prior to his experiences in ELT, Alex worked as a journalist before a chance encounter in the Indonesian jungle began him on the path which has led him to working with National Geographic Learning. A firm believer in a communicative approach to language learning and student-centred learning, Alex enjoys working with innovative, thought-provoking materials and presenting on a wide range of ELT-related topics, all the while driven by his passion for developing teachers on a global scale and helping them to reach their true potential.

Engaging Learners with TED Talks

Speaker: Lewis Lansford

23 febbraio 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

When we bring authentic input such as TED Talks into the classroom, it’s natural for teachers to focus on listening comprehension. However, the routine of simply watching a talk and answering questions about it may not be enough to keep learners engaged. In this session, using TED videos from the Perspectives series,I’ll demonstrate a variety of ways to harness the power of TED to get students engaged in learning and to promote active participation in both online and face-to-face lessons – even at lower levels

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria.

Lewis Lansford got his start teaching English in Barcelona in 1989. The experience inspired him to get an MA in TESOL, after which he taught at a US university and then a manufacturing company in Japan. In 1995, he took an editorial job with a major publisher in Hong Kong, and in 1997 became a freelance editor, project manager and writer. He has worked on books, videos, tests, audio materials, worksheets, apps and online materials for learners of all ages across the world. He co-wrote National Geographic Learning’s Perspectives, an upper secondary course featuring TED Talks, and Keynote, a multi-award-winning adult course, also featuring TED Talks. He lives in York, UK.

Motivating Students: a 10-Step Guide

Speaker: Hugh Dellar

5 febbraio 2021; 17:00 – 17:45

Keeping students interested in the learning process is one of the biggest challenges we face. In this talk, I will explore ten practical ways of ensuring motivation levels stay high. We will consider the importance of listening – and talking – to your students and of engaging in real, meaningful communication; we’ll discuss the importance of teaching first and foremost language that is useful (and we will consider what this might mean!); we’ll move on to look at what it means to teach the class first and the coursebook second – and learn how (and why!) to correct through reformulation of whole language. Finally, I will be suggesting that the key to motivation may well lie in worrying less about topics – and more about language.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria.

Hugh Dellar is an author, teacher and teacher trainer with over twenty years’ experience in the field. He is also the co-founder of Lexical Lab and has co-written the methodology book Teaching Lexically. Hugh has given teacher training and development sessions in over twenty countries including Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Italy, Japan, Russia and Ukraine. He has spoken on such wide-ranging topics as the nature of English as a lingua franca, the uses and abuses of corpora, approaches to teaching grammar and vocabulary and many others. He is co-author of the Outcomes series and Perspectives, both published by National Geographic Learning.