Remote session TESL Ontario Conference 2019

 

Three remote sessions will be available at the 2019 conference for individuals who are not able to attend the live conference.

All presentations will take place online Friday December 6, 2019 and will be accessed through a Zoom webinar platform.

Cost: $25 + HST for access to all three sessions.

Registration information will be posted in October 2019.

 

Friday
11:20 PM-12:20 PM

Remote Keynote: Technology in Language Teaching: What Works, What Doesn't (F3A)

Gavin Dudeney - The Consultants-E Ltd

Technology in Education (EdTech) has always been a difficult and challenging area, and no more so than in the last two decades, which have witnessed a speed of development never before seen. For most teachers, the end result has been a constant game of catch-up, or simply confusion about where to start, and what to use. In this session I will look at the current state of technology development, and examine three technologies which are making headlines across a wide variety of disciplines: Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) - and ask the question: do these technologies have anything to offer the practising teacher or language student? I will then move on to examine what I believe to be the key technology which should be in every teacher's toolkit: the mobile phone.

 

Friday
12:40 PM-1:40 PM

Adapting teaching strategies to student needs in ESL/EFL contexts (F4F)

Kashif Raza - Qatar University

Do you find it difficult to meet your student needs in an ESL/EFL classroom? Do your students feel less motivated during your lessons? Do you wonder how you can engage them throughout the lesson? This presentation discusses a teaching adaption model that has worked successfully in an EFL classroom in terms of increasing student engagement, motivation and
participation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the teaching adoption model that outlines the strategies for meeting student needs
  • Discuss student needs in detail by using a specific group of students as a sample
  • Share interactive and innovative teaching materials to increase diverse student inclusion in learning English language

 

Friday
2:10 PM-3:10 PM

Pronunciation as a Critical Listening Skill (F5F)

Augusto Ferreira Neto - Cellep Idiomas, São Paulo - Brazil

Since learners use their own pronunciation model for lexical retrieval as demonstrated by the continual feedback loop of learned production and expected perception, teachers should help students achieve a level of pronunciation accuracy that guarantees interintelligibility, where learners' speech is understood and serves as a perception model for listening comprehension.

Learning Objectives:

  • Practical uses of mobile Apps and desktop tools to work on pronunciation.
  • Help students develop autonomy and self-awareness of language.
  • Latest research on auditory perception and the influence of pronunciation on listening skills.

 

Friday
3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect (F6F)

Solange Belluz - The Life Coaching & Leadership Training Centre
 
A webinar on how to teach people how to become better communicators.  World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, Maxwell shares the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting. This workshop will discuss these key principles that will help you speak and teach your student how to speak for influence.
 
Learning Objectives:

  • Helping people learn how to find common Ground
  • Developing a simple Communication style that will capture people's interest
  • Learning how to inspire People while staying authentic in all Your Relationships