E-bulletin May 2019

#IATEFL2019: Thank you! It was great to meet so many TTEd SIG members at the IATEFL conference in Liverpool last month, and we hope we managed to create a few new converts too! Thank you to all those who helped to make our PCE and SIG Showcase days such a success. Look out for highlights from the conference and summaries of the standout sessions on our website soon. Webinar with Gabriel Diaz Maggioli on 25 May Join us at 3pm BST on 25 May when renowned teacher educator Gabriel Diaz Maggioli will be presenting a webinar entitled “Planning, managing and [...]

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TTEd received a Fair List Certificate

The Fair List, UK celebrates excellence of gender balance in plenary speakers, keynote presenters or speaker panels at ELT events, annually, in the UK. (Please see www.thefairlist.org for more information). TTEd SIG was invited to the Fair List event for the PRON & TTEd Joint PCE event organized in Brighton, 2018. The event took place on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 from 7.00 to 8.00 pm at ACC Kings Dock Liverpool. The participants were asked to bring in balloons, streamers and noise makers. A micro introduction was made about the Fair List. Then the certificates for 2018 events were presented to the representatives of the SIGs. [...]

By |2019-05-02T08:27:03+00:00May 2nd, 2019|E-bulletins|0 Comments

8TEEd – March 2019 eBulletin

eBulletin - March 2019 IATEFL LIVERPOOL 2019 BESIG & TTED SIG   JOINT PCE April 1, 2019: Training (Business) English teachers to prepare learners for modern workplaces: Integration of soft skills Our speakers in this particular event and their presentations are: 1-      Ben Knight, Director of ELT Research at Cambridge University Press “Understanding what we really mean by soft skills in the context of teacher education” 2-      Gordon Lewis, from Laureate Network Universities “Incorporating workplace readiness skills: Successes, challenges and opportunities” 3-       Ros Wright , Freelancer “Incorporating workplace readiness skills: Successes, challenges and opportunities” You still have time to register! J [...]

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7TTEd – February 2019 eBulletin

eBulletin - February 2019 PCE details We start with Ben Knight, Director of ELT Research at Cambridge University Press, who will introduce a practical framework to support teaching practice and learner evaluation in the context of soft skills. Gordon Lewis, from Laureate Network Universities, will be discussing employers' dissatisfaction around graduates' language competence despite the efforts of education systems around the world. And in our third session, Employability: Supporting trainers in soft skills development, Ros Wright will focus on tangible lack of soft skills in workplaces and will provide trainers with tips and hints to support teachers and learners. Places [...]

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E-Bulletin – Jan/Feb 2019

PCE in Liverpool We are running our PCE in Liverpool 2019 with BESIG, entitled Training (Business) English teachers to prepare learners for modern workplaces: Integration of soft skills. We’re pleased to have Ben Knight, Gordon Lewis and Ros Wright as our speakers. For more information visit https://conference.iatefl.org/pce_betted New logo At TTEd SIG we’ve been busy bees lately! After running a competitive logo competition in September we now have a new look. The bee theme reflects our focus on collaborative, practice-based training and education, and was designed by Dervis Saltik from Izmir University of Economics.     Webinar programme [...]

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6TTEdSIg – January 2019

eBulletin – January 2019 Happy New Year We wish all of our members and their loved ones a happy and a prosperous new year. Below are some updates for your kind attention. Permanent link Anthony Gaughan’s webinar We are happy to announce that the link to Anthony Gaughan’s webinar which took place on Sunday 11 November can be reached at http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/pkk0vtpr8n9s/. Anthony Gaughan talked about CELTA training from the perspective of the teacher trainer, focusing on what the on-course experience is like for new CELTA trainers and what to expect in your first year as a CELTA tutor. The link [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:08:54+00:00January 21st, 2019|E-bulletins|0 Comments

5TTEdSIG – December 2018

eBulletin – December 2018 Liverpool PCE 2019: Joint event with BESIG TTEd SIG has been organising a joint PCE event with BESIG entitled ‘Training (Business) English teachers to prepare learners for modern workplaces: Integration of soft skills’. Confirmed speakers of the event are Ben Knight, Gordon Lewis and Ros Wright. This a-day-long event will start off with the speakers’ short sessions, which will set the tone before the focus groups are constructed to work on tasks interactively. Abstract can be found at: https://conference.iatefl.org/pce_betted Webinar with Lindsay Clanfield The TTEd team are excited to announce our second webinar in this brand [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:02:59+00:00December 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments

4TTEdSIg – Nov 2018

TTEd’s New Logo We are delighted to present you TTEd’s new logo. As announced in October’s e- bulletin, TTEd members chose their favourite logo from designs submitted in our logo competition, which took place in September. The winning design reflects the SIG’s values and principles: being collaborative, reflective, practice-based and welcoming. The winner is M. Dervis Saltik from Izmir University of Economics. We congratulate Dervis on his great design and he has won free membership to IATEFL. Below is his short-bio: Derviş Saltik has been an EFL teacher since 2007 holding a BA from the Department of English Language Teaching [...]

By |2019-02-21T22:32:17+00:00November 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments

3TTEd SIG eBulletin – Oct 2018

SIG personnel changes Following the personnel changes announced in last month’s ebulletin, we are delighted to confirm that Burcu Tezcan Unal, who has been in the role of Acting TTEd SIG Coordinator since April 2018, has accepted an invitation by the committee to take on the role of TTEd SIG Coordinator. New logo Our competition to design a new logo yielded some excellent entries, and we’re now inviting members to choose the winner! Designs were sought that reflected the SIG’s values and principles: being collaborative, reflective, practice-based and welcoming. There are five designs to choose from; click here to vote [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:05:09+00:00October 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments

2TTEdSIG eBulletin – Sep 2018

SIG personnel changes We were pleased to welcome five new faces to the TTEd SIG committee in August. The role of Publicity and Membership Manager will be jointly handled by Matt Ellman and Bahar Gün, Özlem Zengin and Lucy Pereira will take over as Discussion List Moderator and Webinar Manager respectively, and Adam Bandstra will be our new Treasurer. To read all about them and the existing Committee members, click here.  Competition: Design the new TTEd SIG logo! TTEd SIG is looking for innovative ideas as we seek to update our logo. Entries should reflect that the SIG is reflective, [...]

By |2019-03-23T20:07:21+00:00September 21st, 2018|E-bulletins|0 Comments