Saturday, July 25, 2015

Digital Game-Based Language Learning

At the recent excellent BRAZ TESOL Technology Seminar, I had two opportunities to give a 2 hour mini-course on digital game-based language learning. The slides I used for the basis of this can be found below.

Remote Teaching - BRAZ TESOL Technology Seminar - July 2015

I was very pleased to be invited to the BRAZ TESOL Technology seminar in Sao Paolo a week or so ago. 
photo taken by BRAZ TESOL photographer
The invitation to give a plenary on the Plan Ceibal English project allowed me to update and expand on what I'd spoken about previously, and having an hour meant I could go into more detail than I have usually done with this type of presentation.

I am convinced that what the British Council have developed in partnership with Plan Ceibal, the remote teaching of English and follow-up facilitation of lessons by classroom teachers, is an interesting offer for organisations in other countries. There does seem to have been an increase in interest recently, especially now that the project is maturing and we have been able to show it is working well. Who knows, perhaps the next country to become involved could be Brazil? 

The slides for this plenary can be found below.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gamifying the ELT course book - VenTESOL 2015

Webinar given as part of the VenTESOL conference in Venezuela - 30th May 2015