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Tomorrow, IATEFL BESIG is holding its first Online Symposium with an an exciting and varied programme of pecha kucha, webinars, and a Question Time panel discussion on the topic of business English in the era of global English.
BESIG is very proud to have presenters speaking from Japan, Russia, Hungary, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and USA.
The event is open and free to everyone.
In Montevideo, we are holding a Satellite Event to watch the Pecha Kucha sessions and then we will have a in-house training with Vicky Bertorelli
If you followed some of the online comments of the #IATEFL Conference, you should have heard about Silvana Richardson‘s plenary session
Nik Peachey interviewed her before her plenary; she talked about the three As:
- Awareness – become aware of what the situation is
- Advocacy – be more active, more supportive, become more vocal
- Activism – at teacher associations
If you were not at IATEFL or could not watch the plenary online, you can watch the recording now.
Nik Peachey also interviewed Burcu Akyol and Marek Kiczkowiak, who talked about some the issues surrounding non-native teachers in ELT and the development of the https://teflequityadvocates.com website.
David Crystal – IATEFL 2015
IATEFL held its second Web Conference in 2015. Susan Hillyard and I delivered a talked on Inclusive Education.
You can watch the recording here
After the talk we had an interactive panel discussion moderated by Phil Dexter, Priscila Maiteni, Susan Hillyard and me – here
This year there is a New Proposed IATEFL SIG – Inclusive Practices and SEN (Special Educational Needs)
- Marie Delaney @mariedelaney1, author of many really good books on teaching, delivered this workshop
- Anette Igel @fruehstyck
- Forum on special educational needs – creating positive inclusive learning opportunities with Phil Dexter @Oscartomislav, Sharon Noseley @shaznosel and Sophie Farag
See more here
IATEFL CONFERENCE – participate online!
Want to know more about what’s going on at the conference?
Want to share your experiences as face to face or online participant?
On Thursday 14th April, 2016 at 18:00 BST delegates from Birmingham and online participants from all over the world are meeting in a special webcast live from the venue to discuss and exchange views of different talks, workshops, plenaries and interviews. Some special guests will also be joining us to interact with the online audience.
To join us click here
Select the “Enter as Guest” option, write your name and country, then click “Enter room”
You can check your local time here
We are looking forward to seeing you online!
In Birmingham IATEFL SIGS held their PCEs today and IATEFL Online started broadcasting
You can watch a summary of the today’s interviews.
Tomorrow the openning plenary by David Crystal can be watched online
You can check your local time here
Who would of thought it? The English language 1966-2066
Complaints about a supposed decline in standards of English continue to be made, with increasing frequency, in the British press. Although these are nothing new – as the long history of use of would of for would have illustrates – they do draw attention to the way we seem to be going through a period of unusually rapid language change. This paper illustrates the main changes in pronunciation, orthography, grammar, and vocabulary, discusses the chief factors involved – social mobility, globalization, and the Internet – and compares the changes that have taken place in the past fty years with those that are likely to take place in the next fty.
You can watch an exceprt from the signature event “A Question of Language” at IATEFL 2015