Free Online #ELT #CPD in May

3 May 1. Self-Discovery and Language Learning in the ESL Classroom and 2. rEALize15: Tune in!
Organized by: English Online Inc.
4 May Integrating Critical Thinking into Business English – John Hughes
Organized by: IATEFL BESIG
7 May Developing Essential Skills for Academic Success – Mike Boyle
Organized by: Macmillan English
8 May How to become an ELT Materials Writer – Karen Spiller and Sue Kay
Organized by: IATEFL MAWSIG
11 May All about feedback from students – Michael Griffin
Organized by: BELTA
13 May Surviving Academic Skills – Dr. Ken Beatty
Organized by: Pearson
23 May Flip Your Session with Open Access Resources  – Margarita Berezyanskaya
Organized by: English Online Inc.
24 May Flip Your Session with Open Access Resources (a repeat session)
Organized by: English Online Inc.
26 May Teaching Business English – Milka Stupar
Organized by: Tutela
24 May How to become a teacher trainer – Silvana Richardson
Organized by: British Council
31 May Motivation, Imagination and L2 Identity – Jill Hadfield
Organized by: IATEFL

Curating my free online #ELT #CPD opps in March

9 March, 10 am CDT Corpora in the English Classroom
Presenter: Johan Strobbe
Organized by: Belgian English Language Teachers Association – BELTA
9 March, 10 am CDT Get Ready for the World Cup: Making Use of Football in the Business English Classroom
Presenter: Kirsten Waechter
Organized by: Business English SIG of IATEFL
10 March – 17 April Carpe Diem MOOC: Seize the Day – transform learning
Presenter: Gilly Salmon
Organized by: Swinburn University, Australia
11 March, 1 pm CDT A Focus on Materials Development
Presenters: Rachel Roberts and Adam Kilgarriff
Organized by: British Council
13 March, 5 am CDT Imagination and creativity? It’s all in the mind.
Presenter: Fiona Mauchline
Organized by: BBC and British Council
14 March, 7 pm CDT &
15 March, 10 am CDT
Language Skills 2.0: Writing
Presenter: Margarita Berezyanskaya
Organized by: English Online Inc.
22 March, 10 am CDT Onesies and selfies: keeping up-to-date with new English words and expressions
Presenter: Felicity O’Dell
Organized by: IATEFL
23 March, 9 am CDT Innovations in Learning Technologies for ELT
Presenter: Gary Motteram
Organized by: Learning Technologies SIG of IATEFL

As I curate my PD opps in any given month, I save them here EAL Instructors’ Conversations. Feel free to join the group and help me keep the list up-to-date.

June 15 – Global PD day for ESL Practitioners?

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.

Event 1 

Host: IATEFL – Business English Special Interest Group

Topic: 1st Online Conference 

When: 2:00 a.m. – 10 a.m. CST (GMT-5)

More info: 

Event 2

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:

Note: registration required at the above link

Event 3

Host: English Online Inc.

Topic: Cultural Factors That Impact Listening Skills

Speaker: Julie Bell

When: 10 a.m. CST

More info:

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) :)