IATEFL LASIG Showcase Day 2019

2019 IATEFL LASIG Showcase Day – April 2, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, LASIG is hosting a number of exciting speakers for our SIG Showcase Day at the IATEFL conference. You can find our schedule below. We hope to see you there.

Time Speaker
10:40 – 11:25

Rachel Paling
Efficient Language Coaching, United Kingdom
Delivering grammar in a brain-friendly way
How can language educators bring grammar to our learners in a non-threatening, curiosity arousing, brain friendly coaching conversation? This workshop explores the PACT PQC coaching model for grammar conversations.

11:55 – 12:25 An Sneyers
Ultimate Study Skills Success, Australia
Teaching thinking to develop autonomous learners
We will explore ‘The Funnel’, a thinking model from the Ultimate Study Skills Success program to help EAP students with ideas development, understanding text structure, and driving their own learning.
12:40 – 13:10 Alex Thorp
Trinity College London, United Kingdom
The psychology of language learners and teachers – informing best practice
This session invites you to evaluate teaching and assessment practices in light of key themes in educational psychology, and encourages you to develop informed approaches that enhance everyday teaching practices.
14:10 – 14:40 Jo Mynard and Scott Shelton-Strong
Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
Evaluating a self-access centre: a self-determination theory perspective
We describe a research project which investigates the extent to which autonomy-supportive conditions exist for fostering English language use in a large self-access learning centre in a university in Japan.
14:55 – 15:40 Andy Jeffery
EC London, United Kingdom
Bringing the outside in: exploiting authentic materials chosen by learners
This workshop will explore how to use the social media application Slack for students to post texts they encounter in their daily lives and how to exploit these in class.
15:55 – 16:25 Hatem Essa
Dhofar University, Oman
Reflective learning and teaching in higher education: why and how?
This presentation reports on findings based on qualitative data collected via reflective diaries. The aim was to explore students’ learning experiences in relation to classes and teaching methods.
16:55 – 17:25 IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group Open Forum
17:40 – 18:10 Marcela Harrisberger
Prime English, Germany
Coaching students to success – classroom tools and techniques
Learn how to use coaching tools and techniques adapted for classroom use to help adult students uncover their fluency goals and become more disciplined and engaged in their learning process.