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  • Mercedes Viola
    Two major free BUSINESS ELT events online Weekend Workshops We are very pleased to announce the introduction of a
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 29, 2011
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      Two major free BUSINESS ELT events online



      Weekend Workshops


      We are very pleased to announce the introduction of a series of online professional development workshops that will take place on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2011.

      The workshops take place in the IATEFL web conferencing room and many leading business English professionals have agreed to share their expertise and experience with us over the coming months. The line up includes Andrew Wright with a fascinating workshop on ‘Storytelling in business contexts’ scheduled for 6 March, Mark Powell, who follows with a session on ‘Negotiations’ on 3 April, and a host of other leading language teaching expert.



      Workshop: Networking in English


      This interactive, online workshop will document Pete Sharma and Barney Barrett's voyage of discovery by presenting eight critical factors which make an intermediate student a good socialiser and communicator. It will mention some of the unique features of Networking in English (Macmillan 2010),including the individual Social Planner, and offer a number of practical teaching ideas drawn from the nine modules of the book.

      Participants will have the chance to ask questions and contribute thoughts and ideas on building business contacts through effective socialising.

      A downloadable worksheet will be made available for participants

      This workshop takes place on Sunday, 6 February 2011 at 16.00 (CET). You can check your local time by clicking here: <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=6&month=2&year=2011&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=37> Local time

      More information:
      <http://www.besig.org/events/Weekendworkshop/index.htm> http://www.besig.org/events/Weekendworkshop/index.htm


      Webinar: What’s ELF and BELF and does it matter?


      The role English plays as an international business lingua franca has attracted the interest of some of the world’s top researchers in linguistics. How is successful communication achieved when many or all of the people involved aren’t native English speakers? And what implications does this have for the kind of English we should be teaching in our business English classes?


      In the next of BESIG’s successful series of webinars, the world’s top authorities on ELF will be meeting ‘virtually’ to hammer it out. In this online discussion you can come and find out what they’re thinking and join in the debate.

      Jennifer Jenkins, who set everyone talking with her ground breaking research into ELF phonology will be a panelist, along with Mark Powell, our favourite author and ‘lean English’ ELF skeptic. Internet willing, Barbara Seidlhofer, leader of the VOICE (Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English) project and the world’s foremost authority on the lexico-grammar of ELF, will also be there in a discussion chaired by Vicki Hollett. And other key figures will be stopping by, such as Almut Koester,Susanne Ehrenreich, Jeremy Comfort, Ian McMaster, Robin Walker and many more.

      On Monday, 7 February 2011 at 14:00 (CET) you can join us online, find out what they’re thinking and join in the debate. Click here to check your local time: <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=7&month=2&year=2011&hour=14&min=0&sec=0&p1=37> Local time


      For information on how to join <http://www.besig.org/events/Webinars/index4.htm> http://www.besig.org/events/Webinars/index4.htm






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    • Aiden Yeh
      Many thanks for the info. will pass it on to colleagues :-) Aiden ________________________________ From: Mercedes Viola To:
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 30, 2011
        Many thanks for the info. 'will pass it on to colleagues :-)

        Aiden




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        From: Mercedes Viola <mercedesviola@...>
        To: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sun, January 30, 2011 2:26:10 AM
        Subject: [evonline2002_webheads] Two major free BUSINESS ELT events online

         

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        Two major free BUSINESS ELT events online

        Weekend Workshops

        We are very pleased to announce the introduction of a series of online
        professional development workshops that will take place on the first Sunday of
        each month throughout 2011.

        The workshops take place in the IATEFL web conferencing room and many leading
        business English professionals have agreed to share their expertise and
        experience with us over the coming months. The line up includes Andrew Wright
        with a fascinating workshop on ‘Storytelling in business contexts’ scheduled for
        6 March, Mark Powell, who follows with a session on ‘Negotiations’ on 3 April,
        and a host of other leading language teaching expert.

        Workshop: Networking in English

        This interactive, online workshop will document Pete Sharma and Barney Barrett's
        voyage of discovery by presenting eight critical factors which make an
        intermediate student a good socialiser and communicator. It will mention some of
        the unique features of Networking in English (Macmillan 2010),including the
        individual Social Planner, and offer a number of practical teaching ideas drawn
        from the nine modules of the book.

        Participants will have the chance to ask questions and contribute thoughts and
        ideas on building business contacts through effective socialising.

        A downloadable worksheet will be made available for participants

        This workshop takes place on Sunday, 6 February 2011 at 16.00 (CET). You can
        check your local time by clicking here:
        <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=6&month=2&year=2011&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=37>
        Local time

        More information:
        <http://www.besig.org/events/Weekendworkshop/index.htm>
        http://www.besig.org/events/Weekendworkshop/index.htm

        Webinar: What’s ELF and BELF and does it matter?

        The role English plays as an international business lingua franca has attracted
        the interest of some of the world’s top researchers in linguistics. How is
        successful communication achieved when many or all of the people involved aren’t
        native English speakers? And what implications does this have for the kind of
        English we should be teaching in our business English classes?

        In the next of BESIG’s successful series of webinars, the world’s top
        authorities on ELF will be meeting ‘virtually’ to hammer it out. In this online
        discussion you can come and find out what they’re thinking and join in the
        debate.

        Jennifer Jenkins, who set everyone talking with her ground breaking research
        into ELF phonology will be a panelist, along with Mark Powell, our favourite
        author and ‘lean English’ ELF skeptic. Internet willing, Barbara Seidlhofer,
        leader of the VOICE (Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English) project and
        the world’s foremost authority on the lexico-grammar of ELF, will also be there
        in a discussion chaired by Vicki Hollett. And other key figures will be stopping
        by, such as Almut Koester,Susanne Ehrenreich, Jeremy Comfort, Ian McMaster,
        Robin Walker and many more.

        On Monday, 7 February 2011 at 14:00 (CET) you can join us online, find out what
        they’re thinking and join in the debate. Click here to check your local time:
        <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=7&month=2&year=2011&hour=14&min=0&sec=0&p1=37>
        Local time

        For information on how to join <http://www.besig.org/events/Webinars/index4.htm>
        http://www.besig.org/events/Webinars/index4.htm


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      • Michael Thomas
        I m writing a report on mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) in UK higher education. I d be grateful for examples of projects that have been developed over
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 2, 2012
          I'm writing a report on mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) in UK higher education.
          I'd be grateful for examples of projects that have been developed over the last five years, particularly those that have gone beyond the pilot phase in the HE sector.
          Second, which smartphone / tablet apps are most popular among your HE students for learning languages?
          Please write to me at: michael.thomas@...
          Thanks

          Michael Thomas
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