It’s my very great privilege to be running a free online workshop for the IATEFL BESIG next Sunday – 7th June.
BESIG is the Business English Special Interest Group and they have been running their weekend workshop series since February 2011, when Pete Sharma gave the first one on what I think was Networking in English. Since then 48 other fantastic speakers have also given workshops!
The workshop is running at 2pm GMT on Sunday 7th June (2015) – to find out when that is where you are just click on the world clock converter. It is free to attend and anyone and everyone is welcome, though if you miss it, the recording is only available to BESIG members.
I’m going to be talking about the importance of personalising the learning process. There’s been some really interesting research that has come out of North America in recent years that has looked at improving effectiveness in education and which I think has clear lessons for all of us in ELT. I’m also going to review ideas in needs analysis and course design and to see if we can’t tweak some of these ideas with technology to make it a more streamlined, less labour intensive and more effective process, as well as looking at ways to work with the student as resource in the business English arena.
It is aimed primarily at the BE sector, which isn’t to say that non-BE teachers won’t find something to takeaway also!
To find out more – visit the BESIG website.
It has the full abstract, together with the when and where and details of how to attend.
Hope to see you there!