Tuesday 17 September
1800 - 2040 | British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BN
Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching: Publication launch
The presentation will show how learning technologies have developed over time and now offer
possibilities for all of the different subsets of the ELT world. It will do this by making reference to
some of the cases studies that are used as the basis of the new publication: Innovations in learning
technologies for English language teaching. Attendees will also receive a copy of the publication,
edited by the speaker.
Dr Gary Motteram is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester where he
teaches on MA programmes with a particular focus on technology supported language learning. He
has recently managed a number of international projects for the University of Manchester including:
eChinaUK (www.echinauk.org) and AVALON (avalonlearning.eu), and ran a two year research
project for Cambridge University Press exploring what teachers do with technology. He is currently a
partner in the European Euroversity project, has recently edited a special issue of the International
Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching on mobile learning and is the Editor
of Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching, produced for the British
E-book activities for language teachers and learners
“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” Stephen Fry
This seminar offers a series of practical ideas for activities using e-books in different contexts: in
class, in a blended-learning model and as part of teachers' CPD.
Who is this for?
Teachers, trainee teachers, teacher trainers
No prior experience of e-books is necessary, but those attending may find it useful to download and
explore a free sample of an ELT e-book or graded reader beforehand.
Teachers will leave this seminar armed with a greater awareness of the variety of e-books for ELT
available and some practical ideas for their use inside and outside of class.
Victoria is Academic Manager of Anglo European School in Bournemouth and has also taught in
Greece, Korea and Vietnam. Her school introduced iPads two years ago but is only now beginning to
harness the opportunities offered by e-books. She is the co-creator of the ELTons-shortlisted image
1800 – 1830 Welcome and refreshments
1830 – 1840 Introduction to the start of the new Seminar Series with Melissa Cudmore
1840 – 1910 Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching: Publication launch
with Gary Motteram
1910 – 1920 Q&A
1920 – 1930 Short Break
1930 – 2015 E-book activities for language teachers and learners with Victoria Boobyer
2015 – 2040 Networking reception
Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss global job opportunities with
the British Council.
Every seminar is free of charge, however places are limited.
The British Council Seminar Series takes place across the UK, including once a month in London. The seminars are intended to provoke debate and discussion on current issues in English Language teaching and can contribute to the continuing professional development of English Language teachers based in, or visiting, the United Kingdom.
Every seminar is free of charge and includes the opportunity to network with fellow ELT practitioners.
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