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Playing to Learn: Games in the ESL Classroom  Games

 

 

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Sponsored by International Test of English Proficiency

 

 

When: Thursday, August 25, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Presenter: Rachel Fourny, OCELT

Webinar Description

Have you ever played Trivial Pursuit to learn geography? Or played Monopoly to hone your math and money skills? What about Bingo to build your vocabulary? Are you looking for ways to make your online lessons more engaging? If so, consider including virtual games.
As children we play games all the time, from the store-bought ones to the ones we invent with our siblings and friends. As we grow up, we play games less frequently and tend to look at games as something that children do. In the ESL classroom, we rarely incorporate games into our learning activities or consider them as economical, engaging means of learning or practising language skills.

In this webinar, you will learn:

•    how to incorporate games into your ESL classroom,
•    the best types of games for different learning goals, and
•    a list of games that you can use, including virtual games.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices

Categories: Listening, Speaking (fluency), Writing, Reading, Pronunciation, Grammar, Lesson Planning/Ideas, Literacy

Teaching Sectors: All sectors

Participant Level: No previous knowledge required

About the Presenter

Rachel Fourny (she/her) has 20+ years combined in teaching, including ESL and FSL. A certified language assessor, she has taught in both the LINC and ESL programs and served as a team lead. She is also a certified PD Partner. She holds a B.Ed from the University of Ottawa and a B.A. from Andrews University as well as a CERTESL from the University of Saskatchewan and an i-to-i TEFL certificate from the United Kingdom.

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Job Skills For Instructors

 

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Job Skills

Sponsored by International Test of English Proficiency

 

 

When: Wednesday, August 31   7:00 - 8:00 pm

Presenter: Anjum Karimi, OCELT

Webinar Description

Are you promoting your professional skills effectively? Have you made an 'infomercial' for employers? Are the barriers to job market easy to identify?

This webinar will help participants identify and promote their hard and soft skills to get hired in the field of their choice. Participants will get tips to break the invisible barriers to the Canadian job market and the confidence to project their special skills to prospective employers.

By attending this webinar, you will:

•    gain confidence about your unique skills,
•    work on key areas to get noticed by other professionals,
•    project your areas of expertise succinctly, and
•    learn how to network efficiently

Webinar Type: Career Development

Categories: Employment/Self-Employment

Teaching Sectors: LINC, Continuing Education/Adult ESL (non-credit), OSLT, ELT

Participant Level: No previous knowledge required


About the Presenter

Anjum Karimi is an OCELT with more than 11 years of experience in the field of ESL/LINC/ELT teaching streams. She has published a book, 'An ELT Experience' to help new instructors learn about the barriers to the Canadian job market. The book was a result of more than 30 successful ELT sessions to prepare internationally trained professionals for the Canadian job market.

Twitter: @anjum_karimi

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/anjumkarimi

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Google Forms and Assessments  

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Sponsored by International Test of English Proficiency
 
 
 
 
When: Thursday, September 22, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
 
Presenter: Shabana Shahzad
 
Webinar Description
 
Do you wonder how to best use Google Forms to assess your students? Or how to incorporate self-assessment while assessing online? Are you concerned about how you can ensure validity using Google Forms? If so, join us for this webinar, to find answers to those questions.
 
Our presenter will share her knowledge of how to use Google forms to assess all skills. In addition, you will be shown how to time Google forms to ensure validity. 
 
During this webinar, participants will learn how to:
 
create assessments using Google Forms, 
grade and give action oriented feedback, and
save a Google form as a PDF, to upload to a student's binder.
 
Webinar Type: Technology
 
Categories: PBLA, Assessment, Online Teaching/Learning
 
Teaching Sectors: LINC
 
Participant Level: Moderate level
 
About the Presenter
 
Shabana Shahzad (she/her) has been a LINC instructor at the Centre for Newcomers, in Calgary, Alberta, since 2010. She is also a PBLA Lead and curriculum developer there. She loves incorporating technology in her day-to-day teaching. She had been using Google Forms in teaching for many years, but when the pandemic pushed her to teach online, Google Forms came to the rescue. She found that she loved using them to teach and assess her students.
 


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Lessons Learned: Teaching About Racism in the ESL Classroom

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Webinar Series

When: Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Presenter: Wales Wong

 

Webinar Description

 How can racism be discussed with language learners in a classroom? In the post-COVID era, what are some teaching strategies that can support language learners in exploring the issue of racism?

This webinar will describe how language instructors can discuss the topic of racism in the ESL classroom. A variety of examples from classroom experiences and a duoethnographic study will be shared.

The presenter will:

•    review some key social justice concepts related to discrimination and racism,
•    discuss how to engage with difficult issues by strategically fostering students' language skills and teaching critical thinking, and
•    provide diverse and multimodal ESL classroom examples that engage students in discussions about racism.

Attendees will gain strategies to plan for lessons on addressing racism issues, and create resources that support language learning and engage with critical thinking.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices

Categories: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Lesson Planning/Ideas, Literacy, Instructional Design, Blended Teaching/Learning, Online Teaching/Learning, Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Teaching Sectors: Secondary, LINC, Continuing Education/Adult ESL (non-credit), Adult ESL Credit

Participant Level: Moderate level

About the Presenter

Wales Wong (she/her) has been teaching ESL at the secondary level and in a continuing education program in Ontario for over 15 years. She is also a PhD candidate in the Language and Literacies Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, conducting research on how translanguaging strategies can be implemented in an adult ESL classroom. Her work addresses the use of home languages as a resource for learning and how to engage with social justice issues in the ESL class.

Twitter: @WongWales

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/waleswong/

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Designing Visually Successful Materials for Learners 
Designing Visually Successful Materials for Learners

 

 

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Sponsored by International Test of English Proficiency

 

 

When: Sunday, November 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Please note early start time

Presenter: Gabriela Kleckova

Webinar Description
 
What should we keep in mind when we design materials for language learners? What are the key principles of effective visual design of materials? What steps should we take when we design materials for language learners?

After outlining principles of perception and processing of visual information, the session takes participants step by step through the design process of a sample material and provides them with tips for designing visually successful materials. The presenter also discusses examples of problematic visual design from samples of teacher made materials and gives suggestions for changes that would make them more effective.

The presenter will address the following key points:

•    the building blocks of effective document design,
•    the effective use of visual elements,
•    planning for visually successful materials, and
•    learning from common design mistakes in materials.

Webinar Type: Career Development

Categories: Instructional Design

Teaching Sectors: All sectors

Participant Level: No previous knowledge required

About the Presenter

Gabriela Kleckova, a former lower secondary school English teacher, chairs the Department of English at the Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia in Plzen, the Czech Republic where she also teaches second language teacher education courses to pre-service and in-service teachers. Gabriela’s professional interests include the effectiveness and utility of visual design of ELT materials, teacher education, innovation in education, and leadership. She has co-authored Creating Visually Effective Materials for English Learners (TESOL Press, 2019), as well as two book chapters on visual design of teaching materials. Gabriela is TESOL International Association president for 2021-2022.

Website: http://www.gab-elt.com/


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