Virtual ELIdays 2021

Picture This! 10 Ways to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary Online Using Images

Speaker: Andy Cowle

10 febbraio 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

From birth we are programmed to make sense of the world around us by using visual input. This is why using visual materials lies at the heart of so much effective
and memorable teaching.
In this webinar, thanks to the internet and mobile devices, images were never more prevalent and popular to support communication.
This practical session, for teaching remotely, is for teachers of primary, secondary and adult learners alike, looking at ways to use images to teach and practise
grammar and vocabulary at all levels.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

The Everyday Hero

Speaker: Chantelle Walsh

15 febbraio 2021; 17:30 – 18:30
25 febbraio 2021; 16:30 – 17:30
4 marzo 2021; 16:30 – 17:30

Positivity, having gratitude, showing kindness and resilience are all skills that students need going forward in life. Building awareness in students of the benefits of living in the present moment enables them to draw strength from these skills and be their own heroes. This session looks at mindfulness as a tool to help students when faced with difficult and stressful situations.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado.

We are not Alone in the World

Speaker: Richard Twigg

16 febbraio 2021; 16:30 – 17:30
22 febbraio 2021; 17:30 – 18:30
1 marzo 2021; 17:30 – 18:30

We don’t live in a bubble. In the same way, not all students are the same or learn the same way. We need to embrace diversity from all angles. Different people have different cultures and when we learn a new language, we also need to learn the culture.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo grado.

Perspectives of Where We Are Going

Speaker: Roderick Fraser

17 febbraio 2021; 16:30 – 17:30

In 2015 the United Nations drew up a list of 17 goals designed as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. This session will look at how these sustainable goals can be integrated into classroom activities for middle school. The session will provide teachers with practical, fun and action-packed ideas on topics such as food waste, health and well-being, gender equality and sustainability.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado.

Without Words We Are Nothing

Speaker: Richard Twigg

18 febbraio 2021; 17:30 – 18:30

Without grammar sentences don’t make sense, but without words and vocabulary, we can’t even make sentences which are grammatically incorrect. In this session we will look at ways of teaching all our students and helping them to remember and learn the new words that they have learnt.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado.

Sustainable Goals for a Sustainable Future

Speaker: Roderick Fraser

19 febbraio 2021; 16:30 – 17:30

In 2015 the United Nations drew up a list of 17 goals designed as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. This session will look at how these sustainable goals can be integrated into classroom activities for middle school. The session will provide teachers with practical, fun and action-packed ideas on topics such as food waste, health and well-being, gender equality and sustainability.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo grado.

Teaching Writing Online

Speaker: Dorothy Zemach

24 febbraio 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

As classes move online, you might wonder: How do I handle teaching writing? What exactly can I do during my lessons?
You can’t spend 20 minutes watching students type, after all.
This session provides advice—with many examples— of how to provide instruction, allow for practice, set meaningful assignments, and collect students’ work,
targeting high school and adult levels. We’ll have time for questions & answers at the end.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di secondo grado.

Actions Make the World Go Around

Speaker: Chantelle Walsh

26 febbraio 2021; 16:30 – 17:30
5 marzo 2021; 16.30 – 17:30

They say that for every word spoken, or every action made, there can be a ripple effect. We are not always aware of the impact we have on the world around us. This session looks at increasing our students’ awareness by helping them live more in the present moment. We will look at building kindness and gratitude in our students through heightened attention and mindful communication, which has a direct impact on the classroom and school itself.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo grado.

Present Perfect(ly): Reworking Presentation Skills

Speaker: Rob Howard

3 marzo 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

Using imagery is an effective tool towards engagement, as well as to elicit production and interest.
The mistakes we make, though, are causing our students and audience to lose focus and miss the point(s). Congesting the screen, making colour, layout and content mistakes are not only failing the objective, but hindering the outcome.
We are overusing technology to the point of Sensory Overload. This talk will show more effective methods for simplification and how to produce quality
presentations.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di secondo grado.

Teacher Resilience in Difficult Times

Speaker: Dorothy Zemach

10 marzo 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

While you’re taking care of your students who’s taking care of you?
You can’t always make stressors go away, but there are practical steps you can take to manage the effects that stress has on your mind, body and emotions.
Let’s build up our personal support systems!

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

Speaking: Feedback vs. Correction (Online and Off)

Speaker: Philip Kerr

24 marzo 2021; 17:00-18:00

Feedback and correction are often seen as the same thing, but feedback that leads to learning often does not involve correction.
This webinar will explore what is known about what effective feedback is (and is not) and the purposes it can serve.
After looking at a number of practical ideas, we will turn to considering how best to approach feedback on students’ speaking in online contexts.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

Connectivity and Creativity! 10 Ways to Adapt Your Coursebook for Teaching Remotely (Primary)

Speaker: Andy Cowle

31 marzo 20221; 17:00 – 18:00

Even in a pre-lockdown, normal, physical primary classroom, teachers have always adapted or supplemented their coursebooks to suit the interests and levels of their classes, and to make English fun.
It’s a necessary and instinctive part of the role of teaching young learners to bring creativity, imagination and personalisation to every lesson.
Now, teaching remotely, we must dig deeper and build on our teaching experience and be the same expert in English as before, the same role model as before, but
adapt some more to teach online and keep children engaged and motivated. This practical session looks at ways to bring your coursebook to life when teaching
via video online.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Primaria.

The Use of Card Games in the Language Classroom

Speaker: Paolo Iotti

14 aprile 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

Why do people give up learning languages? The initial challenge maybe intimidating, boring instead of motivating; perhaps because it is often taught passively through rules.
Great news: card games for language learning can help you overcome all these difficulties.
They are engaging for students of all ages with similar goals and are above all… entertaining!

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Primaria.

Watch this! 10 Ways to Teach Speaking and Writing Skills Online Using Film
and Video

Speaker: Andy Cowle

28 aprile 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

Teachers and learners today live in an audio-visual world more than ever before, thanks to the internet and especially the dominance of YouTube, Vimeo and other video streaming platforms.
It is a logical teaching step, therefore, to utilise this meaningfully in our classes. It is especially useful when motivating students to read more, or simply see English in familiar contexts in a familiar medium with crosscultural and cross-curricular benefits.
In this practical session, we will explore ways to teach reading and writing skills remotely with video at all levels with students of all ages.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

The Place of Readers in Language Learning

Speaker: Jane Cadwallader

12 maggio 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

Enabling children to read books in a language they are learning is a lifelong gift which teachers can give to their classes. It helps learners to be autonomous
and acquire language in their own time and at their own pace.
It also develops self awareness and humour and awakens interest in other cultures and realities.
But to get pleasure from books we need to be good readers.
This talk will look at practical ideas on how teachers can help children to choose their books and how they can guide them to enjoying and getting the most out
of reading.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Primaria e Secondaria di primo grado.