Glasgow, here we come!

15-Mar-2012

It’s only a week left until Glasgow will become the capital of ELT for a week.  The city will be flocked with  ELT teachers, authors and publishers who will share their experience as well as discuss and promote new trends in ELT. It’ll be my fourth IATEFL conference and I am very much looking forward to this one. Each year the conference has got a main theme, last year in Brighton, you could see quite a lot on blogging and writing. This year, looking at the programme, the presenters focused on online tools, blended learning and its influence on various areas of ELT. It sounds very promising and I have already highlighted a few sessions to attend.
During my stay in Glasgow, I will report to you in our special edition of Live blog from Glasgow. Stay tuned!

Not only will I attend the IATEFL conference and report this year, but will also have a talk English Language Education 2.0 on Wednesday 21st March, 11.30-12.15 where I’ll be discussing the latest social media trends in education. If you are around come and join the discussion!

A bunch of my colleagues will also share their experience and expertise:

Susan Holden Exploring Culture World: people, behaviour and culture(s) Tuesday 20th March, 14.45-15.30.Using interactive online material from Culture World, author Susan Holden discusses ways in which a foreign culture can be explored productively with elementary and pre-intermediate learners.

Lucy Williams An ELT horror story! Thursday 22nd March, 17.35-18.35 Onestopenglish.com Commissioning Editor delivers a shocking selection of suspense and horror resources for teens and adults! Not for the fainthearted.

Pedro Moura & Michael Riley What are we busy about? Friday 23rd March, 10.25-11.10. Mike Riley from IH Milan and Pedro Moura offer you a wealth of classroom management ideas and demonstrate how the Macmillan English Campus can help you optimize your precious time.

Sarah Milligan 12 steps towards webinar success  Friday 23rd March, 11.40-12.25. With years of expertise in teacher training, both face-to face and online, Training Manager Sarah Milligan shares her top tips to engage and inspire teachers during webinars.

After a long day of attending talks and discussions there will be some time to experience Glasgow and attend some of the famous IATEFL parties. You will definitely find me at the party below:

Macmillan Goes Mobile party!
Venue: The Ferry, Anderson Quay
Wednesday 21st March, 19.00-21.30

If you are attending IATEFL Glasgow pop over to our Macmillan stand!

We look forward to seeing you!

Joanna

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