Beijing, China – March 2019

I really enjoyed my trip to Beijing earlier this month, for Warwick University. This was one of the spectacular buildings on the campus where I was working.

This next was probably my favourite building due to the amazing changing light around it!

I really enjoyed the teaching which was interspersed with some unbelievable meals!

I cannot wait to meet the students again next month for a lesson on reviewing vocabulary.

 

ELT Ireland – Handout and .pdf of PPT

What a fantastic weekend! I really enjoyed going over to Dublin to deliver a workshop on my latest book as co-author –  Best Practices for Blended Learning!

As promised, here’s copy of the Framework to enable schools to plan out a Blended Course:

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Here’s an 11-page .pdf of the PowerPoint presentation

Best practices for Blended Learning-lite

Thanks to everyone who came on the day and thanks to Pavilion for sponsoring me.

Enjoy!

Flipped Phonetics

Video lectures as a means of improving the teaching/ learning of phonetics at a Moroccan university

“Flipped Phonetics” is an innovative method we adopted in teaching introductory phonetics, a component of a Semester 4 linguistics module- Introduction to Linguistics- offered to undergraduate students of the Department of English at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences- Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.

So begins the latest Case Study on Blended Learning. Many thanks to Karim Bensoukas for this fascinating contribution.

To download your free .pdf, please visit:

https://www.etprofessional.com/best-practices-for-blended-learning

Great memories of the conference in Morocco where I met Karim, the ​MATE Laayoune 1st International ELT Conference.

 

Technology-enhanced language learning – Lecture at Warwick University: pre-sessional

Kahoot! What an amazing experience to see the audience voting at the start of this plenary lecture earlier this week!

Great to talk about Alexa and developments in AI and voice-recognition….

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As promised, here’s a one-page Handout with some of the Study ideas from the middle of this talk. Mouse over the links below and download 🙂

Handout

Plenary talk Follow up

Power Point

A few people have wondered if they could have access to the PPT – here is a .pdf version

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References – click to download

References

Thanks to everyone who attended!

 

ETp – Transforning Teaching

“We would like to move into blended learning” This comment was made after our workshop at the IATEFL Conference in Brighton in April this year. It is a sentiment we have often heard, along with several fears: What would such a move involve? How can we ensure the success of our course? This article addresses the challenges of changing from running purely face-to-face classes supported by technology to running a fully-fledged Blended Learning course.

Read the rest of this article – Transforming teaching – in the latest ETp Issue 117 July 2018

Pete Sharma and Barney Barrett

ENJOY! 

 

The ELTons…a night to celebrate!

What a FANTASTIC night it was….the ELTons. Enjoyed catching up with colleagues and friends from round the world. I even found myself alone in the room with a cameraman a mere 10 minutes before the ceremony started…spooky!

So many fantastic digital products to catch up on…..