Since COVID-19 forced many teachers and learners worldwide to move quickly online, a number of common challenges have arisen. This webinar draws on research recently conducted by Macmillan ELT with teachers working in a variety of new circumstances. We’ll look at some practical solutions to the issues many of us are facing now: how to keep learners engaged and motivated? How to encourage meaningful collaboration and communication? And what to do about wellbeing – both online and offline, for both learners and teachers?
Still online and still loving it?! How has the pandemic affected your teaching? What does motivation mean and how can we, as teachers, create motivating lessons for our students online (and offline)? In this webinar, Rhona Snelling explores the meaning and role of motivation in the young adult/adult language classroom, and the positives of teaching online. This interactive webinar will discuss useful points to remember and present practical classroom activities and ideas.
Please join us on Thursday, May 27th, from 5:30 to 6:30 EST for this exciting webinar being presented by Alan Schwartz, founder and CEO of EnglishCentral.com. He will talk about how far speech recognition software has come and how it can and is being used to help students learn English. He will also talk more about MiMi, EnglishCentral’s newest innovation.
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March 18th update: this webinar has been canceled. We hope to reschedule as a live event once it is safe to gather.
Please join us at 10 am EST on March 20th to celebrate the first day of spring and World Happiness Day with Patrice Palmer!
Happiness @ School
“Happy teachers will change the world”. Thích Nhất Hanh
Did you know that 50% of our happiness is determined by our genes, 10% by our environment but that 40% is determined by our actions or attitude? The science of positive psychology or human flourishing suggests hundreds of simple interventions or strategies (e.g. like writing in a gratitude journal) that we can apply daily to increase our happiness and well-being.
In this workshop, I will provide an overview of positive psychology and give concrete examples of some simple interventions that can be used with learners. Happiness is contagious! Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the fastest growing area of psychology, learn new interventions that are evidence-based leading to happier teachers, students and all school staff and leave with a list of simple actions that can lead to increased happiness, well-being and flourishing.
Patrice Palmer has more than 25 years as an ESL educator, trainer and facilitator. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts (York University); a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education and Master of Education (Brock University); Master of Arts (OISE of the University of Toronto). Patrice has several TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) accreditations including OCELT certification. She also completed certificates in Positive Psychology and Positive Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and now teaches in the program. She is a certified Mindfulness Facilitator and Mental Fitness and Resiliency Trainer.
Patrice’s experience with professional burn-out in 2015 prompted her to reflect on her own lack of self-care and adopt positive psychology interventions which she happily shares. Patrice is the author of The Teacher Self-Care Manual: Simple Strategies for Stressed Teachers and a teacher’s resource for middle-school students entitled Ready, Set, GROW! which is filled with positive psychology interventions for young learners.
With the $10 workshop fee, you will also receive a digital copy of Patrice’s book The Teacher’s Self-Care Manual, published by Alphabet Publishing.
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English Central is happy to promote a webinar series being offered by one of our publishers.
DELTA Publishing Speaking Globally is a week of connecting teachers around the world to some of the best speakers in ELT today.
Join us from Monday 22 March until Thursday 25 March 2021 for an exciting week of ideas and thoughts that will inspire you in so many ways, both inside and outside the classroom.
David Crystal will be talking about the direction Englishes are taking and Scott Thornbury will revisit the unplugged world of teaching that’s moved online and what direction this digital way is taking us. These are just two of the speakers lined up, so have a look at what we have planned for the week below.
Make sure you sign up and don’t miss these great talks. We are looking forward to a great week of ELT Speaking Globally.
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Join us at 4pm EST on Thursday, March 4th as Steve Tulk from Macmillan introduces us to the what why and how of teaching mediation… mediation is now in the CEFR descriptors, so it is worth learning about. Participation is free, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thank you for making our moving sale such a success. We imagine there will be quite a bit of interest in our final drop which features integrated skills (both General English and Academic), methodology, linguistics, teacher resource and photocopiable books, as well as games!
The sale lasts until December 18th (and you can purchase from any drop), but shop early to avoid disappointment as this is all while quantities last!
Shop the drop. Email email@example.com with the titles you want to buy and we will email you back with your order confirmation. Easy enough!
Amazing deals on Grammar, exam (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, LPI, First, Advanced and more), business English and ESP books. It is a long list, so grab yourself a coffee and a pastry (why not?) and get ready to get your jingle on!
Download the list, choose what you want and email your order to us… firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss these huge deals on skills books, both general English and academic English.
Here’s the list.