Saturday, April 10, 2010

The IATEFL 3rd Annual Pecha Kucha Evening

This happeed at the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG Pre-Conference Event, Harrogate, UK, on 7 April 2010. Pecha Kucha is presenting  a slide show of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, giving a total presentation time of six minutes and forty seconds before the next speaker is up. wowow! Wish I could do that!!!!

This is an example... Have fun!!!!

Shaping the Way We Teach English

Shaping the Way We Teach English is a 14-module teacher training video series developed and produced in cooperation with the University of Oregon. The series incorporates classroom scenes from around the world and is accompanied by a teacher trainer manual and additional readings.

The goals of the program are:
1) To build an academic or “pedagogical” foundation in language teaching.
2) To improve language teaching classroom practices.

The 14 modules are divided like this:

Approaches to Language Teaching: Foundations
Module 1: Contextualizing Language
Module 2: Building Language Awareness
Module 3: Integrating Skills
Module 4: Pairwork / Groupwork
Module 5: Learner Feedback
Approaches to Language Teaching: Extension
Module 6: Managing Large Classes
Module 7: Learning Strategies
Module 8: Authentic Materials
Module 9: Critical & Creative Thinking
Module 10: Alternative Assessment
Focus on the Learner
Module 11: Individual Learner Differences
Module 12: Younger Learners (K-5)
Teacher Development
Module 13: Peer Observations
Module 14: Refl ective Teaching

From what I have seen so far .. this material is excellent and I am going to propose professors in my university to follow it... so keep tune ..we will reporting our adventures following this training program to be better EFL professors.

Webinar Internacional de la Universidad Yacambú

 La Universidad Yacambú , institución de educación superior ubicada en la ciudad de Barquisimeto - Venezuela con más de 27 años de experi...