Are you looking for some inspiration for your teens classes? Our Teaching Teenagers webinar series focuses on a variety of topics such as authenticity in the classroom, teaching 21st century skills and providing effective vocabulary practice.
This month’s live sessions – Authenticity in the secondary classroom and Empowering teens for life in the 21st century will offer you lots of innovative ideas and the opportunity to interact with other teachers and world-class trainers around the globe.
If you were unable to attend Using authentic video in the ELT classroom and Learning words over and over and over and over and over and over and over again earlier in April, you can read on to catch up on what you missed and sign up to watch the recordings.
Register now to join the live webinars in May
Authenticity in the secondary classroom – Tuesday, May 8th 6pm-7pm CEST
In this webinar, Philip Warwick explores the topic of authenticity and looks at how authentic tasks, materials and situations can be incorporated into our teens classes to motivate our learners.Register now!
Empowering teens for life in the 21st century – Thursday, May 10th at 6pm-7pm CEST
In the final webinar of our Teaching Teenagers series, Amanda Davies shares practical ideas on how to integrate communication, collaboration and learner autonomy into our teens classes to provide a meaningful and engaging learning experience.Register now!
Don’t miss out
Didn’t join us for our first two webinars? Don’t worry! Below you’ll find a summary of the main takeaways as well as a link to each of the recordings.
Using authentic video in the ELT classroom with Emily Gale
Did you know that teens spend an average of nine hours a day looking at screens? With so much time spent using smartphones, tablets and computers, it’s not surprising that lots of teachers are looking for ways to incorporate more video resources into their lessons.
In this webinar, Emily Gale shows us some videos from Wider World, which combine authentic video with adapted voiceovers to provide engaging content for students.
You can also see a Vox Pop video from the same series, in which people on the street are interviewed, providing great examples of natural language.
As well as sharing clips from the Wider World and GoGetter series, she also gives us ideas on how students can create their own video content and talks about how to vary the viewing experience to really motivate your teens.
In the webinar you’ll discover the many benefits of using video rather than audio or images. The fact that it introduces learners to paralinguistic features of the language, such as facial expressions and gestures, is just one example.Register now!
Learning words over and over and over and over and over and over and over again … with Vaughan Jones
Why are there seven overs in the title of this talk from Vaughan Jones? Well, as he tells us during the session, seven is the optimum number of times a student needs to see a word in order to learn it.
The first part of the webinar is full of similarly fascinating ideas about language and explains the incredible leap our students need to take in order to improve their level from intermediate (B1 CEFR) to advanced (B2+ / C1 CEFR). He then goes on to talk about how we can support our learners when teaching vocabulary and gives seven easy-to-prepare games to review vocabulary:
- Category dictation
- Collaborative texts
- Class clines
- Odd one out
- Odd connections
If you’re looking for ways to review both the pedagogic corpus (words you plan to teach) and emergent language (unplanned vocabulary which comes up during the lesson), watch the webinar to see these seven activities in detail.Register now!
Did you enjoy these webinars? We hope it helps with your teens classes. Let us know what else you’d like to learn about in the comments section.