ELI – National Geographic Learning online Autumn seminars 2021

The Magic of Words – enhancing effective and efficient vocabulary teaching and learning

Speaker: Alex Warren

There are a great many number of principles to consider when maximising vocabulary learning: the need to give it deliberate attention; the need to show how words do not exist in isolation, but in partnerships and the need for learners to work out meaning for themselves and to take ownership of newly learnt vocabulary. In this hands-on session I’ll explore how National Geographic Learning titles exploit these different principles to help speed up vocabulary learning and develop greater language awareness.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria.

20 ottobre 2021 * 16.00 – 17.00


Alex Warren is a DELTA trained teacher trainer with over 15 years’ experience of working in ELT as a teacher, academic director and teacher trainer. Prior to his experiences in ELT, Alex worked as a journalist before a chance encounter in the Indonesian jungle began him on the path which has led him to working with National Geographic Learning. A firm believer in a communicative approach to language learning and student-centred learning, Alex enjoys working with innovative, thought-provoking materials and presenting on a wide range of ELT-related topics, all the while driven by his passion for developing teachers on a global scale and helping them to reach their true potential.


Giving Students a Voice: Critical Thinking in the Elt Classroom

Speaker: Hugh Dellar

Thinking critically is seen as an essential 21st century skill, but what exactly is it and can it be taught? In this webinar, Hugh Dellar will address these issues and suggest critical thinking tasks that fit well in communicative English classes as they offer interesting opportunities for discussion, teaching language and giving young people a voice.

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9 novembre 2021 * 16.00 – 17.00


Hugh Dellar is an author, teacher and teacher trainer with over twenty years’ experience in the field. He is also the co-founder of Lexical Lab and has co-written the methodology book Teaching Lexically. Hugh has given teacher training and development sessions in over twenty countries including Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Italy, Japan, Russia and Ukraine. He has spoken on such wide-ranging topics as the nature of English as a lingua franca, the uses and abuses of corpora, approaches to teaching grammar and vocabulary and many others. He is co-author of the Outcomes series and Perspectives, both published by National Geographic Learning.


Sleep, Eat, Repeat – The power of repetition in the ELT classroom

Speaker: Alex Warren

Throughout the ages repetition has long been seen as a key component of education, especially language learning – practice makes perfect after all. However, for many students repeating the same thing again and again seems like the most boring thing in the world; while for some teachers it represents the antithesis of what learning a language should be. The question, therefore, is how can we bring these two opposing views together and make repetition not seem like repetition? Using examples from National Geographic Learning’s Life and Perspectives series, in this session we’ll start by briefly exploring why repetition is so important in helping students become more confident, fluent and accurate speakers. We’ll then look at a number of practical classroom ideas of how to take the monotony and boredom out of repeating the same task numerous times in a bid to build spoken proficiency.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria.

23 novembre 2021 * 16.00 – 17.00


Alex Warren is a DELTA trained teacher trainer with over 15 years’ experience of working in ELT as a teacher, academic director and teacher trainer. Prior to his experiences in ELT, Alex worked as a journalist before a chance encounter in the Indonesian jungle began him on the path which has led him to working with National Geographic Learning. A firm believer in a communicative approach to language learning and student-centred learning, Alex enjoys working with innovative, thought-provoking materials and presenting on a wide range of ELT-related topics, all the while driven by his passion for developing teachers on a global scale and helping them to reach their true potential.

Visual Literacy & The Power of the Image

Speaker: Alex Warren

Throughout our lives, we are the unwitting subjects of an onslaught of images. From the mobile phone in your hand to the products in your supermarket trolley; from the magazines on your coffee table to the train seat in front of you, someone somewhere is trying to convey an idea to you through messages which are primarily visual. While we have all used images to facilitate learning in our teaching – from flashcards to video – do we really know why it is so effective? This session looks at the power of images, the idea of visual literacy and how images can play an integral part in language acquisition.


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Webinar dedicato agli insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado organizzato con Centro Risorse Territoriali di Bergamo.

Enjoy! Literature Arts Big Questions

Presentazione editoriale

Il Webinar illustra il progetto del  corso di lingua e cultura inglese in due volumi Enjoy! 1 e Enjoy! 2,  e il volume unico Enjoy!  di Silvia Ballabio, Alessandra Brunetti e Heather Bedell.
Il progetto è indirizzato a tutti i Licei e ha l’obiettivo di

  • proporre l’incontro con l’autore/l’autrice e la sua opera attraverso un circolo virtuoso di empatia, emozione e apprendimento (empathy, emotion, education)
  • guidare gli studenti a una conoscenza della letteratura in lingua inglese dalle origini alla contemporaneità che sviluppi il gusto della indagine e della lettura personali
  • fornire ai docenti un manuale funzionale allo sviluppo delle competenze letterarie, storiche, culturale e civiche, con una specifica attenzione data alla civic literacy (educazione civica).

Relatore: Silvia Ballabio

DESCRIZIONE RELATORE:

Silvia Ballabio ha maturato una lunga esperienza nell’insegnamento della lingua, letteratura e storia inglese nei Licei e partecipa a progetti per la diffusione della lingua inglese. Collabora con case editrici in qualità di autrice di testi di letteratura e di testi CLIL per il settore scientifico e svolge attività di formatrice.

Webinar per insegnanti di Scuola Secondaria di secondo grado.

Virtual ELIdays 2021

Speaker: Jane Cadwallader

The Place of Readers in Language Learning

12 maggio 2021; 17:00 – 18:00

Enabling children to read books in a language they are learning is a lifelong gift which teachers can give to their classes. It helps learners to be autonomous
and acquire language in their own time and at their own pace.
It also develops self awareness and humour and awakens interest in other cultures and realities.
But to get pleasure from books we need to be good readers.
This talk will look at practical ideas on how teachers can help children to choose their books and how they can guide them to enjoying and getting the most out
of reading.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Primaria e Secondaria di primo grado.

Watch this! 10 Ways to Teach Speaking and Writing Skills Online Using Film
and Video

Speaker: Andy Cowle

28 aprile 2021; 17:00 – 18:00 – RIMANDATO

Teachers and learners today live in an audio-visual world more than ever before, thanks to the internet and especially the dominance of YouTube, Vimeo and other video streaming platforms.
It is a logical teaching step, therefore, to utilise this meaningfully in our classes. It is especially useful when motivating students to read more, or simply see English in familiar contexts in a familiar medium with crosscultural and cross-curricular benefits.
In this practical session, we will explore ways to teach reading and writing skills remotely with video at all levels with students of all ages.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

The Everyday Hero

Speaker: Chantelle Walsh

Positivity, having gratitude, showing kindness and resilience are all skills that students need going forward in life. Building awareness in students of the benefits of living in the present moment enables them to draw strength from these skills and be their own heroes. This session looks at mindfulness as a tool to help students when faced with difficult and stressful situations.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado.

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The Use of Card Games in the Language Classroom

Speaker: Paolo Iotti

Why do people give up learning languages? The initial challenge maybe intimidating, boring instead of motivating; perhaps because it is often taught passively through rules.
Great news: card games for language learning can help you overcome all these difficulties.
They are engaging for students of all ages with similar goals and are above all… entertaining!

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Primaria.

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We are not Alone in the World

Speaker: Richard Twigg

We don’t live in a bubble. In the same way, not all students are the same or learn the same way. We need to embrace diversity from all angles. Different people have different cultures and when we learn a new language, we also need to learn the culture.

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Perspectives of Where We Are Going

Speaker: Roderick Fraser

In 2015 the United Nations drew up a list of 17 goals designed as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. This session will look at how these sustainable goals can be integrated into classroom activities for middle school. The session will provide teachers with practical, fun and action-packed ideas on topics such as food waste, health and well-being, gender equality and sustainability.

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Actions Make the World Go Around

Speaker: Chantelle Walsh

They say that for every word spoken, or every action made, there can be a ripple effect. We are not always aware of the impact we have on the world around us. This session looks at increasing our students’ awareness by helping them live more in the present moment. We will look at building kindness and gratitude in our students through heightened attention and mindful communication, which has a direct impact on the classroom and school itself.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo grado.

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Connectivity and Creativity! 10 Ways to Adapt Your Coursebook for Teaching Remotely (Primary)

Speaker: Andy Cowle

Even in a pre-lockdown, normal, physical primary classroom, teachers have always adapted or supplemented their coursebooks to suit the interests and levels of their classes, and to make English fun.
It’s a necessary and instinctive part of the role of teaching young learners to bring creativity, imagination and personalisation to every lesson.
Now, teaching remotely, we must dig deeper and build on our teaching experience and be the same expert in English as before, the same role model as before, but
adapt some more to teach online and keep children engaged and motivated. This practical session looks at ways to bring your coursebook to life when teaching
via video online.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Primaria.

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Without Words We Are Nothing

Speaker: Richard Twigg

Without grammar sentences don’t make sense, but without words and vocabulary, we can’t even make sentences which are grammatically incorrect. In this session we will look at ways of teaching all our students and helping them to remember and learn the new words that they have learnt.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di Secondo Grado.

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Sustainable Goals for a Sustainable Future

Speaker: Roderick Fraser

In 2015 the United Nations drew up a list of 17 goals designed as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. This session will look at how these sustainable goals can be integrated into classroom activities for middle school. The session will provide teachers with practical, fun and action-packed ideas on topics such as food waste, health and well-being, gender equality and sustainability.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo grado.

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Speaking: Feedback vs. Correction (Online and Off)

Speaker: Philip Kerr

Feedback and correction are often seen as the same thing, but feedback that leads to learning often does not involve correction.
This webinar will explore what is known about what effective feedback is (and is not) and the purposes it can serve.
After looking at a number of practical ideas, we will turn to considering how best to approach feedback on students’ speaking in online contexts.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

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Picture This! 10 Ways to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary Online Using Images

Speaker: Andy Cowle

From birth we are programmed to make sense of the world around us by using visual input. This is why using visual materials lies at the heart of so much effective
and memorable teaching.
In this webinar, thanks to the internet and mobile devices, images were never more prevalent and popular to support communication.
This practical session, for teaching remotely, is for teachers of primary, secondary and adult learners alike, looking at ways to use images to teach and practise
grammar and vocabulary at all levels.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

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Teaching Writing Online

Speaker: Dorothy Zemach

As classes move online, you might wonder: How do I handle teaching writing? What exactly can I do during my lessons?
You can’t spend 20 minutes watching students type, after all.
This session provides advice—with many examples— of how to provide instruction, allow for practice, set meaningful assignments, and collect students’ work,
targeting high school and adult levels. We’ll have time for questions & answers at the end.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di secondo grado.

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Present Perfect(ly): Reworking Presentation Skills

Speaker: Rob Howard

Using imagery is an effective tool towards engagement, as well as to elicit production and interest.
The mistakes we make, though, are causing our students and audience to lose focus and miss the point(s). Congesting the screen, making colour, layout and content mistakes are not only failing the objective, but hindering the outcome.
We are overusing technology to the point of Sensory Overload. This talk will show more effective methods for simplification and how to produce quality
presentations.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di secondo grado.

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Teacher Resilience in Difficult Times

Speaker: Dorothy Zemach

While you’re taking care of your students who’s taking care of you?
You can’t always make stressors go away, but there are practical steps you can take to manage the effects that stress has on your mind, body and emotions.
Let’s build up our personal support systems!

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria di primo e secondo grado.

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