YLTSIG Yahoogroups discussion series based on Glasgow recorded
archives of talks given at the 46th. Annual IATEFL International
Conference and Exhibition
There is a treasure trove of online of information, inspiration and
motivation to facilitate the examination of ideas through
interactive discussion with colleagues around the world on
multifarious aspects of TEFL. And you do not have to undertake any
medieval trials of ingenuity and
bravery to find it and exploit it.
It is free.
It goes under the matter-of-fact title of:
The 46th annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition
All video sessions
In other words it is the recorded archives of interviews and
presentation given recently in Glasgow. (It may be necessary to
register to gain access, but there is no charge).
I would like to suggest the following.
For the next 5 weeks, I will choose a one-hour video recording per
week from the Glasgow archive to be commented on and discussed on the
Yahoogroups YLTSIG list. If possible, I will get the original
presenter to take part in the discussion.
The YLTSIG Yahoogroupsdiscussion list is open. It is not obligatory to be a
paid-up member of IATEFL to participate.
To become a member of the discussion list, simply write to (you are
writing to a computer, not a person):
These discussions are planned to begin on:
Monday May 28, 2012
Yahoogroups YLTSIG discussion list
Current membership: 779
Addresses for subscribing, posting messages etc.:
Members of YLTSIG Ning (paid-up members only) will find all the
videos embedded in the Video section but I would ask you post your
comments to the Yahoogroups list.
For non-IATEFL participants and for general information I am providing
the URLs of the Glasgow archives below
Provisionally I have chosen the following five talks, focussing
specifically on “young learners” but it will be easy to change these
on request. (It is planned to later run a similar series for
teenagers). Likewise, the dates can be adjusted to accommodate actual
1. John Knagg: Global Primary ELT Issues [Monday 28 May, 2012]
2. Marion Williams: Teaching young learners to think Presentation
3. Jo Hayes: Online phonics for YLs
4. Sharon Ahlquist:Young learnerr writing and the storyline approach.
5. Keith Morrow: What has changed in ELT since 1995? Not much! (A
Reserve, further topics of general interest:
1. Michael Carrier: English for development: creating opportunities
for developing countries
2. Gavin Dudeney: Past IT – from CALL to EdTech; a history
3. Nicky Hockly: Enhancing students’ language acquisition through
4. Paul Braddock: Interactive integration – the IWB as an effective
5. Penny Ur: It is all very well in theory
6. Mike Solly: Reflective practice – we don’t do that here!
Formerly : University of Osnabrueck, GERMANY
Committee member | Discussion List Manager, YLTSIG Online | IATEFL YLT SIG
Creator: YLTSIG NING
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