Day 3 rounds off our festival by considering what shifts there have been in the way we are teaching now, how techniques are changing in light of evidence-based teaching and student expectations, and how we can continue to grow and change as we adapt to the teaching of tomorrow.
You can download your CPD certificate for the event at the bottom of this page, or at the bottom of Day 1 and Day 2. We have also prepared an accompanying document that details what was covered in each talk. You can download that PDF here.
ELT and ecoliteracy: sowing the seeds for sustainability, with Ceri Jones
Description: No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. And that’s our starting point. In this interactive talk we will explore why we should, and how we can, foster the growth of ecoliteracy in the English language classroom. We’ll discuss practical solutions, exploring some of the actions proposed by the ELT Footprint community, and examine a simple, flexible framework which allows teachers to integrate ecoliteracy in their language-focused classes.
Reflecting key shifts in our pronunciation teaching, with John Hughes
Description: Over the last thirty years, there have been three key shifts affecting pronunciation teaching: the impact of English as a lingua franca, the demand for online teaching, and the belief that pronunciation should be integrated, rather than treated separately. In this interactive talk, we’ll explore each ‘shift’ and try out practical activities which reflect their impact.
The brain, gender and language, with Carol Lethaby
Description: What do we know about the brain, gender and language teaching? This session will look first at some of the widely held beliefs and myths about female and male use of language. Carol will then consider the complex connections between biology, and the environment and contemplate the nature versus nurture debate as well as the notion of neuroplasticity. Finally, we will look at what this all means for language teaching to children and to adults.