TESOL Spain Convention March 7th-9th 2008
Below you will find the explanations of the handout and links to the website pages and podcasts I mentioned in my presentation last March in Spain.
But before that let me give you the names of all the excellent speakers I listened to. You will find the summaries of their talks on the TESOL Spain website.
Two extraordinary plenary speakers
David Crystal: The Future of Englishes & Language Play: from Scrabble to Babble
Ben Goldstein: The Image of English
Other very good presentations:
Mark Hancock Enjoying Learning: Intrinsic Motivation in Adult ELT Classes
Amanda Ingram Teacher Reflections – Steps towards Development Reflection on where we are at in our career and how to improve as a teacher
Jacqueline Cook Training, not Testing: Integrating Exams into the FCE - Using material from international exams to help students gain fluency
Enric Llurda The Coming of Age of Non-Native Speakers in ELT - Debate on discrimination within ESL teaching and what English to teach
Angela Alvarez-Cofino Early Learning of English and Contents through Collaborative Projects - a wonderful talk on ESL in primary schools in Spain
Seamus 0 Muirchartaig Towards a Definition of Effective Feedback on Teaching (I didn’t attend but heard it was very good.)
Makoula Malyari Sound It Up! On teaching pronunciation: Games and Exercises Makoula has written several pages for teachers on useful games and drills.
MY OWN TALK
"Adapting IT to a Traditional Curriculum"
All the documents below can be found in “QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book” in MS Word files that can be customized:
Among traditional exercises that work very well certain are on the page "Sample 1st Yr Materials"
- Spell to Partner
- Numbers Basic Student
- Numbers Basic Teacher
Others are only in “QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book”
- Review of Tenses
- Numbers Dictation & Written Exercise
- Contractions-Fill Ins
- One-Sided Interview - Job Application
- Socializing 1
Documents of the handout in color (for tutorials)
- Yr2_Tutorial1 Christmas
- Yr2_Tutorial1 Bees
- Yr2_Tutorial1 Samurais
- Yr2_Tutorial1 Milk Cartons
- Yr2_Tutorial1 Friends
- Yr2_Tutorial1 Fire
Films made by students
Pages with Useful Websites or Information About iTunes