ELI – National Geographic Learning Spring Virtual Tour 5th & 12th April 2022:

Teach Well, Study Well!

Webinar

Teaching the Whole Student
Cultivating a positive mindset, learning to grow from failure and developing a sense of self are just some of the crucial skills our students need, particularly in these challenging times. In this talk, I will be looking at how we can use our unique position as language teachers to encourage our students both to study well and to live well.

Katherine Stannet

Katherine Stannett is an author with over twenty years of experience. She spent two years in Japan in the 1990s, teaching English to a wide variety of students in many different settings. She is the co-author of the several successful secondary series and has also written articles, songs and raps for many popular EFL magazines. Most recently, she has written two levels of the new National Geographic Middle School series, ‘Impact’ and one level of the new National Geographic Primary series, ‘Look’. She has given presentations and run workshops in many countries around the world, including Poland, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Honduras, Brazil, Spain and Slovenia and also conducts webinars from her home office in the UK.

5/4/2022 – 17.00 – 18.00 – evento concluso

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Powering The Classroom Through Ideas
The role of the teacher is multi-faceted – not only do we have the responsibility of developing our learners’ language knowledge and skills, but also the cognitive, social and interpersonal skills they need to in order to be successful in school, work and life in the 21st century. Not least amongst these is the need to get our learners to start thinking for themselves and asking questions, rather than being spoon-fed. With examples from National Geographic Learning’s Perspectives series, in this session I’ll show how we can incorporate visible thinking routines into our lessons to not only Getting students talking and actively engaged in classroom discussions isn’t always the easiest thing. So how can we facilitate this? How can we stimulate them to actually think, ask questions and have opinions? Using examples from National Geographic Learning’s Perspectives series, in this presentation we’ll show how using authentic content and the ideas they bring can help power discussion, critical thinking and creativity in the ELT classroom.

Alex Warren

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.

12/4/2022 – 17.00 – 18.00 – evento concluso

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Alcune idee per gestire la lezione di lingua inglese in classi con livelli diversi di abilità linguistiche

Una delle più grandi sfide che i docenti di lingue straniere devono affrontare ogni giorno è l’organizzazione del lavoro con studenti che presentano competenze e abilità linguistiche di livelli molto diversi nella stessa classe. Riuscire a gestire efficacemente questa complessità vuol dire anche intervenire sulla motivazione e sul successo scolastico. In questo ambito, il libro di testo può essere un prezioso alleato sia per gli insegnanti che per gli studenti, qualunque sia la metodologia didattica adottata. Nel webinar saranno presentate alcune idee di facile applicazione.

Relatrice:

Chiara Sbarbada

Docente di lingua inglese e Funzione strumentale per l’Internazionalizzazione presso l’Istituto Tecnico Economico “Boccardi Tiberio” di Termoli (CB) dopo 17 anni nella scuola secondaria di primo grado. Ha cominciato ad integrare la didattica con le ICT 15 anni fa e ha creato un blog e un sito web a supporto della metodologia flipped che adotta nelle sue classi dal 2013. Affianca all’attività di docente quella di formatrice, con seminari su flipped classroom e web tools per la didattica. E’ inoltre co-autrice di testi di preparazione alle prove Invalsi di inglese per la secondaria di primo e secondo grado. Volontaria per AFS Intercultura Onlus, è stata tutor di exchange students, di assistenti linguistici Comenius, Erasmus e di borsisti Fulbright.

Webinar per insegnanti di Scuola Secondaria Secondo Grado

8/3/2022 – 17.00 – 18.00 – evento concluso

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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.

Webinar gratuito per insegnanti di lingua inglese di Scuola Secondaria.

9 novembre 2021 * 16.00 – 17.00 – INCONTRO ANNULLATO


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.