Saturday, June 15 is looking like a perfect day for an all-at-home professional development indulgence.
In the small hours of the night (Winnipeg time – CST), Business English SIG of IATEFL launches its 1st free online conference. Then at 8 a.m. CST ARCALL of Argentina runs a very interesting webinar on developing fluent lookers. Last but not least, English Online Inc. from Canada wraps up the day with its online session on how cultural factors impact listening comprehension skills.
Host: IATEFL – Business English Special Interest Group
Topic: 1st Online Conference
When: 2:00 a.m. – 10 a.m. CST (GMT-5)
More info: http://tinyurl.com/mar7d6b
Host: ARCALL – Argentine Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Visual Literacy, an effective recipe to bring real English into the classroom
Speaker: Malena Botto
When: June 15, 8 a.m. CST
More info: http://sbs.com.ar/news/cat/eventos/
Note: registration required at the above link
Host: English Online Inc.
Topic: Cultural Factors That Impact Listening Skills
Speaker: Julie Bell
When: 10 a.m. CST
More info: http://tinyurl.com/lkcrkbh
All of the three events are free.
I wonder if it would it be possible to organize a non-stop online global conference, an around-the-sun get-together, a global PD day for ESL Practitioners…My inspiration here is the Follow-the-Sun Conference organized by the University of Leicester, where three universities on three continents converge to discuss research into online learning futures.
Anyway, hope to see you next weekend on June 15 for a very early virtual twiffee (twitter+coffee) :)