Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
Topic: Concept Questions
Speaker: Abubaker Habib, from Success School in Benghazi
Place: Communication (see map below)
Date: Saturday, 31st of May, 2008
Time: 10am to 12pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The current up-to-date list of recordings available from the recent IATEFL Exeter online conference, to be found at:
(You will need to register first, but that costs nothing.)
Recordings of sessions availableFind them in their respective Special Interest Areas or click on the titles to go directly there:
- Catherine Walter & Michael Swan - Teaching reading skills - mostly a waste of time? (Applied Linguistics)
- Robert Hill - Expansive reading: the text and beyond (Literature, Media & Cultural Studies, Materials Development)
- Margit Szesztay - Using visuals creatively (Teacher Development)
- Jennifer Uhler & Jeffrey Mattison - Interactive group blogging: teacher reflection, global connections (Teacher Training & Education, Teacher Development)
- Janice Bland - Choosing literary texts for critical literacy in language education (Young Learners, Literature, Media & Cultural Studies)
- Graham Stanley - Tales of mystery and imagination: teenage learners and second life (Learning Technologies, Learner Autonomy)
- Zarina Subhan-Brewer - From the language of colonialism to that of conflict mitigation? (Global Issues)
- John Wells & Gerald Kelly - Is it time to lay R.P. to rest? (Pronunciation)
- Susan Barduhn - What keeps teachers going? What keeps teachers developing? (Teacher Training & Education, Teacher Development)
- Gary Motteram - Sociocultural language teacher education (Teacher Training and Education, Teacher Development)
- Anna Gorevanova - Encouraging learner autonomy: the SOLC experience (Learner Autonomy)
- Ian McMaster - So who can't you understand and why? (Business English)
- Barry Tomalin - How to teach culture? (Literature, Media & Cultural Studies)
- Bev Davies - The real world? Taking ESOL support beyond academic survival (ESOL)
- Anne Burns - Currriculum research and practice in Australian ESOL (ESOL)
- Gavin Dudeney - Net advantage: marketing 2.0 (ELT Management, Learning Technologies)
- Hugh Dellar - ELF – and other fairy stories (Global Issues)
- Hyoshin Kim - Bringing debate into the classroom (Young Learners)
Recordings of sessions that were broadcast live
- The Pecha Kucha session
- Alastair Pennycook's plenary session - Changing global ELT practices
- British Council panel discussion - Debating frameworks for diversity and equal opportunity in ELT
- Closing plenary - Radmila Popovic - Forging peace through ELT: utopia or reality?
Others will be available soon.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Our gracious hosts offered a huge buffet so that we could get acquainted over and then we proceeded on to the meeting.
The topic of discussion was:
Slips were given out for guidance to the grouped teachers. The discussion became quite intense but was always well controlled and monitored, nevertheless.
Also discussed was the need to standardise tests locally in Libyan language centres. We came to a conclusion that we test what we teach.