We organise a variety of exciting events every year in various locations globally – both face to face and virtually. Our Pre Conference Events and SIG Showcases at the annual IATEFL Conference as well as our online events are available for both members and non-members alike. These TEYL-specific events focus on different YL age ranges and provide excellent opportunities for continuing professional development and networking.
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Building bridges and finding common ground in TEYLs
IATEFL Liverpool Pre Conference Event, 1 April 2019
In many global contexts, pedagogies used in English lessons in pre-schools, primary and secondary schools remain completely separate from the language-driven approaches found in out-of-school English courses delivered by private providers.
The 2019 Pre Conference Event aims to identify common ground and build bridges to enable TEYLs practitioners to emulate and integrate best age appropriate practice from both worlds.
We will kick off with an opening plenary by Janet Enever who will focus on early years (ages 2 – 5) and primary (ages 6 – 10). This will be followed with a second plenary by Dave Spencer focused on lower (ages 11 – 14) and upper secondary (ages 15 – 17).
The plenaries will be followed by four shorter ‘TED’ style talks:
• Early Years: Joan Kang Shin & Luciana Fernandez
• Primary: Shelagh Rixon & Amanda Davies
• Lower Secondary: Dirk Lagerwaad & Bruno Andrade
• Upper Secondary: Dave Dodgson & Simon Pounder
We intend to wrap up the PCE with an interactive workshop (facilitator to be confirmed) exploring how we can reconcile the ‘two separate worlds’ in TEYLs. Visit this link to find out more and register: https://conference.iatefl.org/pce_ylt
The Image in English Language Teaching
The Image in English Language Teaching is a book edited by Kieran Donaghy and Daniel Xerri that brings together a selection of chapters on the use of images in language education. The book encourages teachers to approach images as a significant component of communicating in a foreign language, and as a means of fostering students’ communicative competence and creativity. The book urges teachers to use images critically and creatively, as well as encourages students to resist the passivity they might feel towards images by becoming more active viewers and more visually literate.
Download this title for FREE from this link.