Day 2 looks at the type of language being taught nowadays, such as the use of emergent language and ways to integrate authentic listening and spoken grammar, and how to most effectively use them in class. It also explores how AI can be used effectively by teachers.
You can download your CPD certificate for the event at the bottom of this page, or at the bottom of Day 1 and Day 3. We have also prepared an accompanying document that details what was covered in each talk. You can download that PDF here.
A fresh, practical approach to teaching authentic second language listening, with Sheila Thorn
Description: In this interactive talk, Sheila will explore a new, goal-focused approach to teaching second language listening using authentic recordings. By the end of this session, participants will have more confidence in using authentic recordings in the classroom and their learners will improve their language knowledge and use as a result.
Learning to Teach Listening: Do’s, Don’ts and Technology for Engaging Listening Activities, with Chiara Bruzzano (LanguageEd)
Description: “Teacher, they speak too fast!”; “I didn’t understand anything”; “that accent is too difficult!”: Do these sound familiar? If your students are struggling with listening, then come along to Chiara’s interactive session, where she will give you some guidelines for designing effective listening activities and demonstrate how to use some simple tech tools to make your listening more engaging and interactive.
Naturally smart: Integrating AI into your English lessons, with Rubens Heredia
Description: It seems that everyone is talking about AI, right? Some see it as a sign of the end of teaching, some as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But how concerned should we really be? And how can we take advantage of the AI tools even if we’re not the most tech-savvy teachers? In this interactive talk, we will look at the possible impact of AI in ELT and discover practical ways to integrate it into our lessons.
Tips and techniques for working with emergent language, with Danny Norrington-Davies and Richard Chinn
Description: Dealing with learner language that arises in a lesson is a natural part of learning in class, and this is called ‘emergent language’. Although a well-known term in English language teaching, there has been little concrete advice for teachers on how to effectively work with emergent language in class. In this interactive talk Danny & Richard will explore ways you can develop your ability to notice and respond to emergent language in your classes.