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Cambridge Day 2017 - Live Streaming

Cambridge Day 2017 - Live Streaming

Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 8h15 - 17h45
Online Access: YouTube channel - Cambridge Brazil 

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Debate 1

Live debate with Laura Patsko about pedagogy research and classroom practice

What can research offer teachers? How can it help us to make our classroom practice even more effective? How can we take deeper insights from research to create a better learning experience? In this live interactive debate, we will consider a hot topic in ELT from two opposing perspectives. Teachers will be invited to connect the findings of ELT research with the reality of their classrooms.

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Formerly an English teacher and teacher trainer, Laura Patsko now works as Senior ELT Research Manager for Cambridge University Press. She holds a BA in Linguistics and an MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics, and is particularly interested in the use of English as an international lingua franca, teaching pronunciation and investigating the practical applications of linguistic research. She blogs at laurapatsko.wordpress.com and elfpron.wordpress.com, and tweets as @lauraahaha.

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Talk 2

Interchange for the 21st Century Learner - Glenn Mathes

Your students are 21st century learners and you want to be confident that you are giving them the skills they need. Using Interchange, we will look specifically at building the following 21st century skills: critical thinking/problem solving, creativity, oral and written communication, teamwork/collaboration, and ICT (Information and communication technology) skills.

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Glenn Mathes has been a teacher, teacher trainer, program coordinator, writer, and editor. He is currently a publisher for Cambridge University Press based in the New York City office. He is responsible for publishing the Jack Richards’ courses InterchangePassages, and Four Corners.

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Talk 3

Developing Global Competence in ELT - Ben Goldstein & Ceri Jones

Global competence focuses on developing particular skills and attitudes, the knowledge and understanding of global issues and intercultural concerns. It encourages critical thinking and the embracing of cultural diversity. In a world in which isolationism is becoming all the more commonplace, it is imperative that our learners become globally competent individuals. This talk outlines the importance of the concept and how, using the visual image, it can be easily incorporated in class in both practical and engaging ways.

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Ben Goldstein has taught English for over twenty-five years in the UK, Spain and Hong Kong. He currently teaches on The New School’s online MATESOL program (New York). He is co-author of secondary series Eyes Open / Uncover and of the adult coursebook English Unlimited 'Advanced’. He has also published the teachers’ methodology handbooks Working with Images and Language Learning with Digital Video (all published by Cambridge University Press). His main interests lie in visual literacy, intercultural and identity issues and English as an International Language. www.bengoldstein.es

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Ceri is a freelance teacher, trainer and materials writer. She’s been working in ELT since 1986 and in Spain since 1998. She’s particularly interested in student-centred materials and activities. She writes about her experiences and her experiments on her blog, Close Up. She has recently been working with Ben Goldstein on a new secondary course for Cambridge University Press.

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Talk 4

Every picture tells a story - Nick Bilbrough

Forget multiple intelligence theory: whether we are auditory, kinaesthetic or (olfactory!) learners, our ability to remember images invariably outperforms our ability to re-member other forms of data such as words or sounds. Educationalists have been making use of this fact for at least the last 25 centuries. In this lively workshop we'll explore some motivating classroom activities where clocking, creating and cooking up images is used as a way to make language meaningful and memorable.

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Nick Bilbrough has been involved in language teaching for over twenty years, and has taught in three continents in a wide range of interesting and challenging contexts. He has worked on training courses for language teachers in many parts of the world, and is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide. He is the author of two resource books in the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series: Dialogue Activities (2007) and Memory Activities for Language Learning (2011) He now runs Horizon Language Training in Totnes, Devon, UK specialising in short courses for language teachers from all over the world.


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