Expert

If you are an expert teacher, you have more than ten years of teaching experience. You have taught a wide range of class types and language proficiency levels and in several different language programs and contexts. The videos in this category provide learning experiences about the more complex aspects of English language teaching that allow you to position yourself to train other teachers, develop curriculum and coordinate programs. Some of the videos in this category also take you much more deeply into the theory behind current language teaching practices.

Language Use and Technology

The topic of a lot of debate today is how language use is changing as a result of the different technologies that have been developed, and are being developed, for communication.

How to Use PowerPoint Effectively

In this video, we will look at the use of PowerPoint as a teaching tool.  PowerPoint is one of the most widely used – and misused – technologies in the language classroom.  There is a common expression in circulation, ‘Death by PowerPoint’, and as the expression implies, PowerPoint often ‘kills’

Language and Diversity

In this session, we will look at defining key terms when it comes to the connection between language use and ethnic diversity. We will discuss diversity, race, ethnicity, stereotyping, discrimination and racism and how they connect to individual choices when it comes to language use.

Critically Evaluating Technology for Language Teaching Purposes

This video presents an effective process with which to critically assess a technology for language teaching purposes. The process includes assessing the ‘value-add’, constraints, and applications of the technology.

English as a Global Language

In this video, we look at the phenomenon of English as a Global Language. In recent decades, the use of English has extended to every corner of the globe. English is so widespread that it is now commonly regarded as a global language.

Language Use and Age

Researchers have found that humans use language differently as they move from one age group to the next throughout their lifespans.

Language Use and Gender

Language use and gender is a fascinating area of language use that generates captivating debate, is often a source of comedy and can even create some tension if you get too involved in the topic.

Managing Change in Your Language Program

It goes without saying that the world is constantly changing at an increasingly fast rate.  Learning to keep up with this rapid change is one of our biggest challenges as managers today.

Teaching Critical Reading Skills

Higher level students, particularly those who are looking to move into higher education studies at an English-speaking university, need to learn to read critically.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students have quite a challenge ahead of them.

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