English Central is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s TexTESOL conference in San Marcos, November 13th – 15th. To find out more about the conference, follow this link. Nicole Graham will be representing English Central and she hopes to make as many new friends as possible!
Nicole will also be presenting “Increasing Motivation, Confidence and Communicative Competence with Authentic Video”. The session is tentatively scheduled for Friday (Session 4 at 2:12 in Veramendi room I).
On November 1st, Ken Lackman will be running a one-day mini conference entitled “Methods and actvities for more effective teaching with less preparation”. The conference will be held at English Central’s Toronto Showroom. For more information and to register, please follow this link.
This year’s conference will be held at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton. Nicole Graham will be representing English Central and she hopes it is not a fantasy to expect all our friends in Alberta to stop by, say hello and check out all our great resources. For more informaiton. plase click here.
This year’s CATESOL Conference will be in Santa Clara. Carrie Purcell will be representing English Central at the conference and hopes to at least connect and share with as many conference attendees as possible.
Find out more about the CATESOL Conference here.
October 16-18, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building
Come and visit us in the Exhibitor’s Hall – find out what is new and we will have some great promotions that would be a shame to miss! Even if you weren’t planning on attending the confeence, admission to the exhibit hall is free. Find out more about the conference here.
The workshop will present a completely new approach to teaching reading that actually provides students with strategies to become better readers. This is in contrast to the usual way of handling reading, where students are merely tested on their comprehension and most of the skills that they do practice are not transferable. This session will provide a simple lesson framework based on strategies to improve comprehension that can be used outside the classroom. It also includes transferable strategies students can use to deal with unknown words. The framework is easily implemented and the fact that the lessons are completely student-centred means that very little preparation is needed on the part of the teacher. All you need to do before the lesson is to find a reading text.
The workshop will take place on July 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 at English Central. More details are below. Please note that the group rate is $25 per person (3 or more) so if you would like to print a copy of the poster to put in your staffroom, you can find a PDF version here http://kenlackman.com/files/newreading14.pdf
To register for the workshop, simply email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to register and pay by credit card, you can do it here: http://kenlackman.com/attendworkshops2.html
English Central is at the 2014 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, the largest ESOL gathering in the world in the environmentally progressive City of Roses – Portland, Oregon.