Upcoming Webinars

 

Oct 20

Action Research: Foundations of Qualitative Research, Part 1

Oct 23

Dealing With Multi-Level ESL/EFL Classes

Nov 20

Intercultural Fluency in LINC Classrooms: Teacher Training and PBLA

Nov 24

Action Research: Foundations of Qualitative Research, Part 2


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Action Research: Foundations of Qualitative Research, Part 1

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmactionresearch
Presenter: Mostafa Hasrati, OCELT

Webinar Description:

This is Part 1 of a two-part webinar series on action research. Part 2 will be live on November 24, 2019. It is recommended that you register for both webinars.

This webinar, Part 1, is an introduction to action research. The presenter will provide information on ontological, epistemological, and methodological aspects of action research as a particular type of qualitative inquiry.

Action research is important in that it is often conducted by teachers to solve immediate problems in their classes and improve their teaching. More specifically, the following learning outcomes will be achieved by the end of the webinar:

  • The main purpose of conducting action research,
  • Ontology, epistemology, and methodology in qualitative research,
  • Data in qualitative research,
  • Analyzing qualitative data,
  • Validity and reliability in qualitative research.

In Part 2, the presenter will cover specific examples of how action research can inform and improve teaching in general and for TESL in particular. He will illustrate some practical applications of his own research as well as those of other researchers to exemplify how action research can be employed to inform teaching.

Webinar Type: Research

Categories: Action research

Participant Level: Advance level

About the presenter:

Mostafa Hasrati has a PhD in education from King’s College London, UK, and is currently a TESL teacher trainer at Seneca College. He also teaches English for Academic Purposes and English courses at George Brown College. He has published 18 research papers and book chapters, and his research focuses on literacy within social contexts.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mostafa-hasrati-ph-d-ocelt-a7982660/?origina...

Website profiles: https://mostafahasrati.weebly.com/ and https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=U099KyAAAAAJ&hl=en

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Dealing With Multi-Level ESL/EFL Classes

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmMultiLevel Classes
Presenter: Maria Glass, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Do you find teaching multi-level classes challenging? Do you struggle with adapting lesson plans to fit a wide range of abilities? Do you find it difficult to keep students engaged and enthusiastic because of this? If so, then join us for this webinar, as we consider options to address this topic.

This webinar will focus on a pervasive issue in any ESL/EFL classroom: learners presenting different proficiency levels across the language skills. Language teachers inevitably face this issue because language is fluid and multi-dimensional.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • the difficulties and challenges faced in addressing the issue,
  • the implications from not addressing the issue,
  • various strategies to help mitigate the issue.

The presenter will share some practical materials for use in your lesson planning.

NOTE: This content is a repeat of a webinar held April 24, 2019, which unfortunately wasn't able to be completed due to technical difficulties.

Webinar Type: General

Categories: Classroom management, organization, lesson planning, lesson ideas, multi-level classes.

Participant Level: All levels

About the presenter:

Maria has more than 30 years of experience as a language teacher. For the past 10 years she has been a professor with the School of English as a Second Language at George Brown College. She has a Master of Applied Linguistics degree, and a PhD in Linguistics (Pragmatics) from São Paulo, Brazil.

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Intercultural Fluency in LINC Classrooms: Teacher Training and PBLA

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmintercultural fluency
Presenter: Sandhya Ghai

Webinar Description:

TESL programs help teachers gain understanding in areas such as second language acquisition, assessment, applied linguistics and research methods. They provide grounded second language methodologies in theory and practice. Nonetheless, teachers repeatedly find themselves in classroom situations where they feel ill-equipped to respond effectively, with cultural sensitivity to classroom realities.

Moreover, do they know how to respond to and integrate students who are refugees or immigrants who have experienced trauma, and/or those who belong to the LGBTQ2+ community? Are they confident in their ability to raise intercultural awareness and understanding among students? Often, not.

Teachers often need to respond to challenging intercultural interactions in their classrooms. How can they respond to, or minimize culture clash, and foster diversity and inclusion in LINC classrooms? This webinar will provide tools and strategies to enhance intercultural fluency among learners by integrating cultural awareness into PBLA teaching practice.

Webinar Type: General

Categories: Lesson planning, lesson ideas, PBLA, intercultural fluency

Participant Level: No previous knowledge required

About the presenter:

Sandhya Ghai has an MA in English, and in Adult Education. She is a LINC instructor, PBLA Lead Teacher, Instructional Developer, and Intercultural Competency Facilitator in English Language Learning Centres at MOSAIC. In her different roles, she enjoys interacting with and learning about people from various cultures. Her passion is to be interculturally informed to nurture positive relationships and respect in culturally diverse groups.

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Action Research: Foundations of Qualitative Research, Part 2

When: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmactionresearch2
Presenter: Mostafa Hasrati, OCELT

Webinar Description:

This is Part 2 of a two-part webinar series on action research. Part 1 will be live on October 20, 2019. It is recommended that you register for both webinars.

Action research is important in that it is often conducted by teachers to solve immediate problems in their classes and improve their teaching.

Part 1 provides information on ontological, epistemological, and methodological aspects of action research as a particular type of qualitative inquiry.

This webinar, Part 2, provides specific examples of how action research can inform and improve teaching in general and for TESL in particular. The presenter will illustrate some practical applications of his own research as well as those of other researchers to exemplify how action research can be employed to inform teaching.

Webinar Type: Research

Categories: Action research

Participant Level: Advance level

About the presenter:

Mostafa Hasrati has a PhD in education from King’s College London, UK, and is currently a TESL teacher trainer at Seneca College. He also teaches English for Academic Purposes and English courses at George Brown College. He has published 18 research papers and book chapters, and his research focuses on literacy within social contexts.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mostafa-hasrati-ph-d-ocelt-a7982660/?origina...

Website profiles: https://mostafahasrati.weebly.com/ and https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=U099KyAAAAAJ&hl=en

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