Talks

Lizzie's Presentations!

Lizzie’s Presentations!

Forthcoming Presentations:

Tba… (Please feel free contact me if you would like me to do a workshop/talk for your institution/event!)

Past Presentations:

  • Conference: IATEFL annual conference in Birmingham

Topic: Teaching academic listening – helping learners take control

Date: Wednesday 13th April 2016

(Extra information and write-up available here)

  • Webinar: British Council Webinars for Teachers Series

Topic: Learner Autonomy: Tools and Tips

Date: Tuesday 15th March 2016

(Extra information and write-up/links available here)

  • Webinar: M.A. in ELT Multimedia module session at Leeds Beckett

Topic: The Learner Autonomy Maze

Date: 7th March 2016

(Extra information and write-up available here)

  • Workshop: M.A. in ELT Multimedia module session at Leeds Beckett

Topic: Blogging to teach and to learn 

Date: 8th February 2016

(Extra information and write-up available here)

  • Online presentation: IATEFL Teacher Development SIG Web Carnival

Topic: Time is of the essence

Date: 30th January 2016

(Extra information and write-up available here)

  • Online conference: International House Teachers Online Conference 2015

Topic: 10 reasons why you should attend a conference

Date: Friday 8th May,  10.40 GMT (11.40 BST; 12.40 CET)

(Extra information and write-up/links are available here )

  • Webinar: International House World Live Online Workshop

Topic: Bringing Metacognition into the Classroom

Date: Friday 24th May 2015

(Extra information and write-up will be available here soon…)

  • Conference: IATEFL annual conference in Manchester

Topic: Fostering autonomy: harnessing the outside world from within the classroom

Date: Monday 13th April 2015, 17.25

(Extra information and write-up/links available here.)

  • Online conference: BELTA- TESL Toronto joint online conference, themed “Teaching Reading and Writing”

Topic: Is anybody reading this? Making writing more interactive (using blogs and Edmodo)

Date: 9th August 2014

(Extra information, write-up and links available here)

  • Conference: MATSDA (Materials Development Association) 2-day conference in Liverpool, themed “Second language acquisition and materials development”

Topic: What about the other 165 hours a week? Developing materials that scaffold and encourage out-of-class language acquisition, through their use as classroom tools.

Date: 28-29 June 2014

(Extra information and write-up available here)

  • Online conference: International House Teachers Online Conference 2014

Topic: From teacher to enabler: stimulating acquisition outside the classroom

Date: Friday 9th May, 12.20 GMT (13.20 BST; 14.20 CET)

(Extra information and write-up/links available here )

  • Conference: IATEFL annual conference in Harrogate

Topic: Bridging the gap between materials and an English-speaking environment.

Date: Thursday 3rd April 2014, 17.45 to 18.15

(Extra information and write-up/links available here)

  • Webinar: British Council Teaching English Webinar

Topic: Learner autonomy: practical methods that we can use to encourage our learners to move towards being genuinely autonomous outside the classroom.

Date/Time: Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 10a.m. U.K. time

(Extra information and write-up/links can be found here)

  • Conference: The MATSDA/University of Liverpool 2 day conference, themed “Enjoying to learn: the best way to acquire a language?” at the University of Liverpool.

Topic: Is enjoyment central to language learning? A snapshot of M.A. student materials                   developers’ perspectives

Date: 13th and 14th July 2013,

(Extra information including a list of references used can be found here)

  • Conference: 16th Warwick International Postgraduate Conference in Applied Linguistics  at the University of Warwick.

Topic: Phonological Representation in Course Materials – whose English is it?

Date: 26th June 2013

(Extra information, including a list of references used, can be found here)

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3 thoughts on “Talks

  1. Hi, I am from Mexico, I am studying a MD, and my topic is Learner`s autonomy in English classes. Until now, I found Lizzie, who has very good topics about autonomy. I would like to ask her some things. Is there a place where I can write her? I will appreciate it.

  2. Hi Lizzie it is a pleasure to meet you. Well, I am researching how can I develop autonomy in my english student`s class. the problem is that I have a program to follow, as well as a book. The book has a lot of lessons to answer, therefore I do not have time to do fun activities. I have been recording myself as a teacher, and I am very conductism, I always tell students what to do and they expect me to give them information. The most complicated thing is to make them speak in english. I have 5 groups in the morning. There are 45 students in each classroom. Most of the time I ask them to get together in teams so I monitore them looking at their work. I correct their mistakes or errors, but I tried to ask them so they can deduce the answer. there are many students who do not have enough level, but I can not wait for them, because class only lasts 45 minutes. We see each other 4 times a week. They are in level 4, preintermediate. I have been with them for one year. I am afraid that all the things I taught hem aren`t enough.
    I know different kinds of activities, but again, timming is my problem, and I cannot help each of them.
    Thank you for answering.
    regards,
    Bere

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