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French teacher's course in Manchester

Event date: 
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 09:15 to Friday, July 17, 2015 - 16:30
Venue: 
NILE / INTO
Location: 
Bridgewater House, Manchester
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Calendar of events by day - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/calendar/day/2013-11-04

A Map of ELT

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 15:45
Venue: 
English UK North academic conference
Location: 
Leeds, UK
Extra info: 
Includes handouts
 - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/calendar/day/2013-10-05

What’s your ELT footprint? This is one of the questions we will look into in “A Map of ELT” at the English UK North academic conference in Leeds on Saturday Oct 8th. After looking at the map and how it is organized, we’ll consider how it may be used for teacher reflection, critical awareness and for a ‘bigger picture’ perspective on topical issues in ELT.

A Map of ELT (Plenary)

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Event date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 16:15
Venue: 
Mar 10: TESOL-SPAIN 36th Annual Convention
Location: 
Mar 10: Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Filología
Extra info: 
Includes handouts/downloads, plus Video!
Talks - hancockmcdonald.com/talks

Read a full article based on the talk on the PDF at the bottom of this page. Listen to the podcast of the talk. How does technology relate to the human touch? And what else apart from these is there in the world of ELT?

From Technology to the Human Touch: A Map of ELT

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Event date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 20:00
Venue: 
TESOL-Spain regional event
Location: 
International School, Madrid
Talks - hancockmcdonald.com/talks

A session to present and explain a concept map of current ELT. The idea is to show how the different ideas and acronyms relate to one another, so that we can keep the big picture in mind. We need to see both the wood and the trees! See a related article here.

Silent Stories: using pictures in ELT

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 13:30
Venue: 
Braz-TESOL, room 803
Location: 
Rio de Janeiro
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Pictures are like silent stories. Silent because they are non-verbal. Stories, because they are pregnant with content to talk about. For these two reasons alone, they are extremely useful in English language teaching. In this talk, we explain these and more advantages of pictures, as well as demonstrating different activity types for use in the classroom.

Language as communication: an action-oriented approach

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Event date: 
Friday, September 3, 2010 - 11:30
Venue: 
Fischer Conference
Location: 
Bucharest
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Language as communication: an action-oriented approach

"I've studied English for X years but I still can't use it". Sound familiar? It's what you get when you present language as a ladder of grammar rules rather than as communicative potential. If learners want to be able to use English,  they need an action-oriented approach to language: developing communicative competences rather than just knowledge of form.