Last updated: July 2020
Covid-19 training and webinars for UK ELT
We are running regular webinars and tailored training to support English UK members and the UK ELT community through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Please note some webinars are for members only and will require a member login to book.
English UK member-only training and webinars
Some of our webinars are exclusively for English UK members and corporate members. These include our weekly Q&As and webinars covering HR, business planning, and reopening guidance.
Upcoming UK ELT training and webinars
The socially distanced classroom - challenges, experiences and learning
Thursday 22 October, 15:00 - 16:00 | Erin Revell - ELTC University of Sheffield, Chris Farrell - C.E.S., David Byrne - EC London
With some language centres open and some students travelling for face-to-face teaching, there is a huge amount of learning happening about the 'socially distanced classroom'. To help others prepare and to lead the way in sharing experiences, Chris Farrell, David Byrne and Erin Revell will give an overview of their experiences and the challenges they are facing, before moving onto questions from the audience
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Recordings of previous webinars
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Closing plenary of English UK Members' Conference
A panel discussion to close the English UK Members' Conference on the future of UK ELT. Panel includes: Jodie Gray, interim chief executive of English UK, as chair; Dr Anthony Manning is dean of internationalisation for Kent University, who has a long history of EAP and Pathways expertise; Emma Meredith, international director for the Association of Colleges, with extensive experience in international education planning and policy; and Samuel Vetrak, CEO of Bonard, with over 20 years' experience advising governments, destinations, education providers and student housing investors.
Webinars on the online classroom and Covid-secure classroom.
Moving to Hybrid Learning - experiences, experiments and survey (Thursday 08 October)
John Glew-O'Leary of IH Manchester and Thom Kiddle of NILE looked at the 'Hybrid Classroom' - where both face-to-face and online students join the same class. John shared experiences from IH Manchester, Thom shared initial findings from a major survey, and lots of Q&A from participants.
The Socially Distant Classroom: refilling our teaching toolbox in a new environment (Tuesday 11 August)
David Byne and Mark Heffernan look at how to deliver face to face teaching when the risk of Coronavirus transmission will inevitably lead to reduced pair/group work, less collaboration and less sharing of physical materials in the classroom.
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Making the most of digital materials and resources (Wednesday 10 June)
Steve Tulk from Macmillan Educations aims to demystify the world of online teaching materials, using examples from the Macmillan range.
Linguaskill: Online English language testing, with accurate results (Wednesday 3 June)
Ian Cawley of Cambridge Assessment English explaing how you can use the power of Linguaskill to reliably test candidates' English, protect standards and enable academic success for your international cohorts.
A solution for anyone needing materials for the online classroom (Tuesday 19 May)
Charlotte Murphy from Oxford University Press demonstrates Classroom Presentation Tools and e-books, and takes you on a step-by-step guide to getting the most out of the online teaching tools.
Using remote monitoring to assess English skills (Thursday 7 May)
Learn about Pearson's English language assessment solutions including our new Versant test with Remote Monitoring, that can help you assess students from home.
Exploiting the online classroom: blending synchronous and asynchronous learning (Friday 17 April)
Chris Farrell looks at blending in class tools and tasks with independent study tools and tasks.
Engaging teenagers from a distance (Tuesday 14 April) [coming soon]
Dr. Herbert Puchta looks at the challenges when trying to engage students from a distance and making suggestions aimed at making distance learning a more rewarding experience.
Moving your instruction online - FAST! (Monday 6 April)
Laura Patsko reminds us of what we already know about quality teaching and learning. (Tech wizardry can wait!). This webinar is kindly supported by Macmillan Publishing.
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- Moving online and using Zoom: where are we now? (Thursday 26 March) | Moving online and using Zoom: where are we now? (Tuesday 24 March)
As well as sharing ideas and best practices, Andy Johnson delivers a hands on Zoom session to demonstrate different ways to involve people and make your online lessons more effective.
Webinars on moving your school online
- Moving your centre online: keeping the spirit alive (Monday 30 March)
Alex Asher and Thom Jones provide practical steps tips, advice and a wide range of ideas for any school to implement keep the spirit of a school alive, with social programmes, staff and student interaction, and more.
Webinars on student and staff wellbeing
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