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An update on the webinar scene and further professional development

Posted by Illya on 5 January 2012

I’ve just been contacted by Pearson ELT with another place for webinars, and so I’m passing on this information. Just in case you’ve forgotten, in a previous postI wrote about webinars and where you can find them.

To access Pearson ELT webinars, Teachers simply need to register on the global website http://www.pearsonelt.com Great Teachers‘ Primary Place, Great Teachers‘ Teen Space, Great Teachers’ Tertiary Place and Great Teachers‘ Exam Place (colourful boxes on the right):

www.pearsonelt.com

These webinars are free of charge, some of them are also recorded so you can watch them anytime, and usually the participants also receive a certificate of attendance for live webinars a couple of weeks later. (I know that at least some teachers have already used these certificates when applying for jobs). They can interact with well-known teacher trainers and authors, as well as with the other participants from all around the world.

And don’t forget 2 important events to start the New Year!

The 5 week EVO sessions from the 9th January until the 12th February (signing up now) and the ETAS AGM in Yverdon- a wonderful opportunity to network, get up-to-date input for your teaching and professional develoment, to see old friends and make new ones!

I hope to see you soon, be it on-line or face to face!!

Have a great start to 2012!!

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Happy learning in the new year!!

Posted by Illya on 23 December 2011

The year 2011 is slowly coming to a close and the holidays will soon begin.  I hope this year was a good one for all of you readers.

And for the new year, I’d like to give you a head start!

Hopefully all of you ETAS members have already added a very important weekend to your diaries: the 28-29 January when the AGM weekend takes place in Yverdon.

If you haven’t registered yet, then head on over to e-tas.ch and do so before 30th December.

You will find the complete program here, and you can register here. It looks like a great weekend ahead of us!!

But wait, there’s more!

The Electronic Village On-line (EVO) sessions will be from the 9th January until the 12the February- 5 great weeks of on-line (and free!) learning.

If you’ve never heard of EVO, then you should look into it. Basically, it’s a group of very dedicated teachers and trainers working for nothing to bring people across the glode together in learning. Here’s the blurb:

For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts can engage in collaborative, online discussion or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the land-based convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.

There’s a wide variety of sessions to choose from, not all specifically to do with technology (such as Drama, a longstanding session!)

I speak from experience when I say that it can make a big difference to the way you look at teaching and learning. I certainly have learned at least as much at any EVO session as any face to face course I’ve ever attended.

And now I wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS / HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A GREAT NEW YEAR!!!

 

 

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AGM 2010 – Biel Coming this January!!

Posted by Illya on 3 January 2010

Welcome to 2010, and I hope this year will be a fabulous one!!!

Well, it’s starting out with a bang.

Closest to home is the AGM in Biel on 30-31st January.

It is full of interesting workshops on everything from vocabulary and grammar to drawing and drama, and of course technologies and specific interests.  Two less common exam formats in Switzerland are being looked at in more depth – the IELTS and the PTE  (previously London Test of English), and exercises are being made interesting while learners learn to learn.

It’s too late to register on-line. but you can certainly come and register on-site.

You can find more information about it here.

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IATEFL CArdiff is now active online!

Posted by Illya on 29 March 2009

The IATELF conference in Cardiff has begun and for all those who couldn’t make the trip over the pond, you can follow what is going on. There are videos, reports, anddiscussion forums for you to read and contribute to, and even live sessions. The live sessions will begin on 1st April (no April fools Joke!) and you can watch them live or, if you miss them, later as video.  See: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2009/

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Cardiff IATEFL conference on-line

Posted by Illya on 14 January 2009

LAst year the yearly IATFL conference in Exeter was accompanied by on-line coverage including videos and podcasts (see the according blogposts here). This year the conference will be in Cardiff and the organizers are roaring and ready to go on-line again.

IF you are interested in being part of the fun, read the invitation below and leave a comment. I’ll respond and give you the necessary information:

Have you considered holding a TA Event making use of video sessions and
material from the 2009 Cardiff IATEFL Conference?

We would like to encourage TAs to organise such events so that teacher
associations and their members can take full advantage of the Cardiff Online
project.

As with the 2007 Aberdeen Online project and this year’s Exeter Online
project, we will be providing *free* online coverage of the Cardiff IATEFL
Conference.

Our web coverage will include over 20 sessions which will be webcast from
Cardiff.

We would like to see TAs invite their members to workshops and events which
would feature videos and discussions from the Cardiff IATEFL Conference.

By the way, as of writing, the EVO sessions (see last post) just begun and it is only 3 days away from the ETAS AGM!

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Exeter online follow-up

Posted by Illya on 17 April 2008

You can now find several workshops and interviews from Exeter on-line, so grab your i-pod, mp3-player or take some time in front of the computer and give it a listen!

http://exeteronline.britishcouncil.org/

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Exeter online!

Posted by Illya on 3 April 2008

Since many of you are bound to home and cannot take few days off to go to Exeter for the IATEFL conference, you may be happy to know that you don’t need to be left out!

Here is the blurb:

As with Aberdeen Online, there’ll be video recordings of workshops, moderated forums and photo albums and a lot more. This year we’ll also be *live* streaming several plenary sessions!

What else is new?
It’s a new-look site. The first time you visit the site, you’ll need to create your own free user account – there are online tutorials and handy tips to help users update their profiles.

Just go to:  http://exeteronline.britishcouncil.org  to join in the virtual fun!

See you in Exeter 🙂

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