English for the Zombie Apocalypse

with Robert Campbell and Lindsay Clandfield

Communication is vital when you are facing the end of the world. In this lively session the authors of the eBook English for the Zombie Apocalypse will demonstrate how alternative contexts can be used to teach functional English. Participants will actively follow a sample zombie survival lesson before discussing the methodology and thinking behind this and future survival projects.

Exams Catalunya 4th Annual ELT Conference
Saturday 19 November, 2016
ESADEFORUM Barcelona


Language and Beyond

with Robert Campbell

To be successful at school (and later on in life), students need to learn skills that go beyond pure academic knowledge. But how can a teacher best use the material from a coursebook to make language useful for their students’ academic, social and future working lives? In this talk, we will look at practical ways to teach life skills to secondary school students.

15th BRAZ-TESOL International Conference
July 14-17 2016
Brasilia, Brazil

11th ABCI Conference
July 19-21
Fortaleza, Brazil


English for the Zombie Apocalypse

with Robert Campbell and Lindsay Clandfield

Communication is vital when you are facing the end of the world. In this lively session the authors of the eBook English for the Zombie Apocalypse will demonstrate how alternative contexts can be used to teach functional English. Participants will actively follow a sample zombie survival lesson before discussing the methodology and thinking behind this and future survival projects.

IATEFL Conference Birmingham
Wednesday 16 April 2016


Language and Beyond

with Robert Campbell

To be successful at school (and later on in life), students need to learn skills that go beyond pure academic knowledge. But how can a teacher best use the material from a coursebook to make language useful for their students’ academic, social and future working lives? In this talk, we will look at practical ways to teach life skills to secondary school students.

TESOL Italy 40th National Annual Convention
November 13-14, 2015
Polo Didattico, Rome


Open your mind and go beyond: Getting the most from video

with Robert Campbell

With video playing such an important part in teenagers’ lives and now a major feature of course books, how can we help students get the most from video both inside and outside the classroom? In this talk we’ll explore ways of using ‘authentic’, ELT, and student-created videos. I’ll also share my experience of creating video material for Beyond..

Macmillan ELT Forum 2015
23 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland


English for the Zombie Apocalypse

with Robert Campbell and Lindsay Clandfield

In this lively session the authors of the eBook English for the Zombie Apocalypse will teach a sample survival lesson to learners, demonstrating how alternative contexts can be used to teach functional English and motivate students. We’ll then look at the methodology and thinking behind this and future survival projects.

Innovate ELT Conference
8 – 9 May 2015, Barcelona, Spain


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Getting the most from video

with Robert Campbell

With video playing such an important part in teenagers’ lives and now a major feature of course books, how can we help students get the most from video both inside and outside the classroom? In this workshop we’ll explore ways of using ‘authentic’, ELT, and student-created videos. I’ll also share my experience of creating video material for Beyond.

IATEFL Conference Manchester
Saturday 11 April 2015


 

Beyond the English classroom: How teaching life skills helps teenagers to develop as a whole person

with Robert Campbell

When it comes to preparing our students for success in and beyond the classroom, teaching life skills such as active listening, empathy and teamwork play a vital role. In this presentation we'll look at how learning life skills helps our students meet the demands of a changing world, and why the English class, with its emphasis on communication, is a good place to develop these 21st century skills. As we look at a range of classroom activities and lesson ideas, we'll also see how life skills can boost our students' English skills.

IP ConferenceAthens, Greece
Sunday 29 March 2015


Using Multimedia in the Classroom

with Robert Campbell

With multimedia playing such an important part in teenagers' lives today, how can we use multimedia in the classroom to make learning more meaningful and motivating while at the same time helping to develop our students' digital literacy? In this webinar we look at some simple ways to bring technology into the classroom as well as exploring the wide range of multimedia that today's course books offer the tech-savvy and not-so-tech-savvy teacher.

November 12, 2014
Part of the Macmillan Education Online Conference

Follow the link for more details and to watch the webinar
http://www.macmillanenglish.com/events/using-multimedia-in-the-classroom/


First Classes and Beyond

with Rebecca Robb Benne, Rob Metcalf and Robert Campbell

How can you make a positive start to the new academic year and establish a good relationship with your class? How can you engage and activate your students while at the same time challenging them to aim high and invest in their own learning? In this webinar we look at ideas for those important first classes, as well as focusing on key principles to get the most from your students throughout the year.

September 10, 2014
Part of Macmillan Education's series of webinars

Follow the link for more details and to watch the webinar
http://www.macmillanenglish.com/event/beyond-first-classes-webinar/


 

I'm an English teacher. Why should I teach life skills?

with Rebecca Robb Benne, Robert Campbell and Rob Metcalf

We often teach life skills such as active listening and empathy to primary children and then assume that secondary age students have them at their disposal. But in a changing world, with changing influences on students' behaviour, there are strong arguments in favour of helping teenagers to develop essential 21st century skills in order to cope with daily life and future challenges. In this webinar, we consider why teaching overt life skills as part of a general English course can not only give teenagers a strong foundation for life, but also boost their English skills.

Part of Macmillan Education's Life Skills Day
May 14, 2014

Follow the link for more details and to download the slides.
http://www.macmillanenglish.com/life-skills/life-skills-day/

 


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Teach Beyond -- a new course for secondary

with Robert Campbell, Rob Metcalf and Rebecca Robb Benne

In today's changing world, secondary materials need to reflect the students' lives and prepare them for life beyond the classroom. Beyond is a new 6-level international secondary course that develops both linguistic and life skills. In this talk, the authors of the course present its unique sub-skills syllabus, and the videos that bring its pages to life.

IATEFL Conference Harrogate
April 4, 2014