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Cambridge Day 2017 - Rio de Janeiro (Registration Closed)

Cambridge Day 2017 - Rio de Janeiro (Registration Closed)

Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 14h00 - 18h30
Venue: Windsor Guanabara Hotel - view map
Av. Pres. Vargas, 392 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20071-000

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Talk 1

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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Talk 2

Good teacher development: How? When? Where? - Jo Timerick

Few would question the importance of teacher development, and studies consistently show the great impact that good teacher development has directly on the classroom. However, with ever-increasing constraints on time, budgets and resources, it can be challenging to find the right opportunities for teacher development. This talk looks at recent research which identifies what makes 'good' teacher devel-opment and offers some core principles to be considered when thinking about teacher development. Based on these principles, it will also offer some practical sug-gestions as to how to incorporate teacher development in a flexible manner.

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Jo Timerick is the Senior Editor working in the Teacher Development team at Cambridge University Press. Having worked for Cambridge Assessment and taught at a number of adult education institutions, Jo moved into ELT in 2010. Her enthusiasm for teacher development grew whilst working for Embassy English Cambridge as a teacher and trainer in the use of classroom technologies. There, Jo helped to devise a programme of directed face-to-face and online training which was delivered throughout Embassy schools. As well as working on a variety of professional development publications such as Scott Thornbury’s About Language Second edition and Interaction Online, Jo is currently involved with the development of a number of face-to-face and online teacher training modules designed to support sustained and relevant ‘on-the-job’ training.

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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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