Moderated by Shelly Terrell and Steven Herder
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|Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto|
The Fashions of ELT
What I Have Learnt in Kindergarten
What do I know about young learners and their desire to communicate?
What is effective language teaching?
What's going on in my classroom?
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Please note that due to sound quality issues, Penny's session was re-recorded.
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto - The Fashions of ELT
Like tie-dyed shirts, parachute pants and the mullet, fashions in ELT come and go. New ways of teaching develop in reaction to methods that aren't working as well as we want them to, or as a result of research or new theories about learning, or even as reflections of societal trends. Historically, they provide a window into what we knew about language teaching and learning at that a given point in time. We'll take a look at some of these ELT fashion has beens—what made them popular and what replaced them—and see if there just might be a few classics that never really go out of style.
Penny Ur - What is effective language teaching?
What is effective teaching? Research has not produced any generalized or coherent answer to this question. In this presentation I will discuss my own ideas about how we can identify good teaching when we see it, and suggest some useful practical principles to help make our own teaching more effective.
Özge Karaoglu - What I Have Learnt in Kindergarten
Kindergarten has been the place for children to meet and beat the challenges, and learn with joy and curiosity. On the other hand, it is a place for teachers to grow through many enriching experiences and learn to be imaginative and creative from kids. If you watch and listen carefully, you can hear inspiring ideas that can spark the creativity within you and your children and you can surprise everyone with the results. During this session, I will be talking about how you can collaborate with young learners to create online projects and help them to create their own English language learning materials using their own voices and drawings. I will show the examples of unique animations and digital games that were developed by children for children.
Ann Mayeda - What do I know about young learners and their desire to communicate?
In this webinar, we will look at some of the spontaneous learner strategies employed by young learners and the role they play in supporting communication in the language classroom. In the quest for maintaining a willingness to communicate, an argument will be made for maintaining and nurturing these communicative behaviors not only in preschool and elementary school English programs but also into secondary learning environments where an increasing focus on communicative experiences is beginning to change the face of compulsory English language programs.
Kate Cory-Wright - What's going on in my classroom?
All teachers are faced with questions that are specific to their own teaching situation, e.g.,: Why does Jimena lack motivation? How can I encourage Mateo to speak more in class? Why doesn't this group do their homework? It stands to reason that we cannot provide a solution until we understand what is causing the situation. Are we the cause? Is there an external cause that we don't know about?