Worth 1,000 Words: How to Communicate Visually (even if you think you can’t draw!)
I have attached the invitation with all of the details.
I would be grateful if you would forward this information to your members as we would love to have a really big turn-out. It may be worth reminding your members that, as a member of your organization, they can attend for the member fee of €15.
Catering will be provided for a small fee (extra) for those who wish to join us for lunch. We plan on going out for dinner (self-payers) after the workshop for additional networking and socializing. Anyone who registers for the workshop should indicate whether they are interested in one or both of these meals.
Also, some of our members have offered to house those who would need to spend one (or two) nights in order to attend. So those who would like to take advantage of this generous offer, should let me know asap so that we can set it up.
Examples will be drawn from National Geographic Learning resources.
Tim Phillips represents National Geographic Learning in Germany. He’s been working in the English language teaching world in Germany, Central Europe and South East Asia for over 30 years. He has taught learners of all ages and has been involved in a broad range of projects including use of video in the classroom, the design and development of online learning materials as well as teacher training. Throughout his career he has always been a strong proponent of using relevant and inspiring authentic content to engage learners in the classroom.
Conference 2019 ELTAF Conference 2019 NOT TO BE MISSED! We cordially invite you to attend the ELTAF CONFERENCE Saturday, 29 June 2019 09:15 – 17:30 Frankfurt International School (FIS) An der Waldlust D-61440 Oberursel www.fis.edu Our conference will offer 18 workshops featuring a wide variety of ... €90 * or members of other ELTAs in Germany
In the ever-changing world of modern business English training, trainers are under increasing pressure to move away from ‘vanilla’ skills or technical focused lessons and into more realistic simulations, roleplays and interactions using authentic materials. While by no means dead, course books themselves are undergoing massive change and in many cases are of limited use in some courses.
Clearly, as trainers we can’t all be expected to simultaneously be experts in automotive engineering, finance, and health insurance and while assigning a trainer with relevant experience to a course is always desirable, it’s not always practical or achievable.
So what’s the answer? In this workshop we will look at how we can use our own students as sources of authentic materials and build dynamic, unique lessons from them. We’ll look far beyond simple ‘please bring in an email’ lessons and instead at how to conduct a useful needs analysis and ensure that we follow-through on meeting our students’ requirements – whatever industry they work in.
The aim of the workshop is to provide attendees with flexible, powerful, simple activities that they can leverage in any class to create industry-specific, useful lessons for their participants.
Michael Mould has worked as a full-time English trainer in Munich for nearly ten years. He has been heavily involved in learning material development including online resources for much of this time. A big believer in modernising the way English is taught, he has always placed a heavy emphasis on moving away from ‘photocopier-based training’ and focusing instead on dynamic, student-specific course content. He also enjoys working in trainer development and runs trainer webinars and workshops several times a year.