‘Survey-inspired CELTA innovation’ with Jacqueline Douglas
Let’s continue the discussion….
This event is a continuation from the Future of Training conference which was held at IH London on November 23rd and 24th. During this conference, participants and speakers came together to discuss topics such as if there is an appropriate model for English language teaching and learning, whether we should do away with input altogether and how can we, as teachers, improve online teaching and learning practices.
Have a look at some of the highlights and testimonials from our attendees and speakers
This event is the first in a series of our post-conference talks and workshops at IH London.
Jacqueline revisits the CELTA by Cambridge’s talk at IATEFL Brighton on making it fit for purpose in the 21st century. Jacqueline’s thoughts follow Clare Harrison’s survey-based suggestions that we incorporate more technology and include input on large classes and teens. Come and find out how Jacqueline plans to implement ideas heard there by experimenting on an intensive CELTA, including use of digital coursebooks in teaching practice and ‘flipping’ sessions.
This event takes place at International House London and it is a talk which will be followed by drinks and nibbles.
Date And Time
Thu 24 January 2019
17:00 – 19:00
From 2018 - The Future of Training Conference
IH London is delighted to welcome you to the Future of Training Conference on 23rd and 24th November. The conference will represent both our 65 year heritage and our tradition of innovation. We would like to invite you to be a part of that and shape the future of training with us.
IH London’s founders pushed boundaries and developed the first teacher training qualification in 1962, which went on to become the CELTA we know today.
However, the world today is not the world of 1962. How much has the industry evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the global market?
Through our keynotes and workshops, we will explore some of the biggest issues facing the teacher training industry today, as seen from the point of view of trainees, trainers, management, school directors, and key industry stakeholders.
Location: It will take place at 16 Stukeley Street, Covent Garden, International House London.
6.30pm – 8pm on Friday 23rd November
9.00am – 6pm on Saturday 24th November 2018, with a drinks reception to follow.
Who is this Conference for?
- School Directors
- Academic Directors
- Sales and Marketing Directors
- Teacher Trainers
- Teachers in Training
Friday 23rd November
Time: 18.30 – 20.00
|| Arrival, Registration and Drinks
|| Conference Opening and Welcome
|| Panel: Real teachers, real needs. Our panel of teachers in various stages of their careers will share their thoughts and experiences of training and development.
|| Discussion: Looking backward, thinking forward. In response to the panel, and in relation to your own experience and context, you will work with fellow delegates to identify common threads and shape a series of questions which will be explored throughout the remainder of the conference
|| Drinks reception. Following the reception at IH, you are welcome to join us at the pub.
Saturday 24th November
Time: 9:00- 18.00 with drinks reception to follow
||Arrival and Registration
||Conference Opening with Jess Andrews
||Opening Plenary: A little more conversation, a little more action, with Danny Norrington-Davies
|| Coffee break
||Plenary: The baby AND the bathwater, with Gabriel Diaz Maggioli
Training the Future Trainer – Practice vs Theory. Will Nash (talk)
Are we undermining ourselves? The dangers of parochialism in ELT. Ben Beaumont (talk)
Exploring Trainer Development: stories, experiences, practices. Teti Dragas (workshop)
Don’t forget the online teacher. Lindsay Warwick (workshop)
Trends in training – a Cambridge perspective. Tim Banks (talk)
PEP talks for teacher development. Nick Bilborough (talk)
What if we took away input? Melissa Lamb (workshop)
What do we mean by ‘appropriate’ model? Martin Oetegenn (workshop)
What the E L does it stand for anyway? Jo Stansfield (talk)
Making sense of meaning. Gabriela Petchey (workshop)
Striking the Balance. Nikki Fortova (talk)
We’ve always done it that way… Sinead Laffan (talk)
Up creek, no paddle: training in language skills teaching. John Field (talk)
Synchronous online teaching observation standards. Where is the love? Renata Franco Wilmot (workshop)
Introducing differentiation on short initial teacher training courses. Karin Krummenacher (talk)
||Closing Q&A Panel with Adrian Underhill, Fiona Dunlop, Jason Anderson and Marie Willoughby
|| Closing Q&A Panel with Adrian Underhill, Fiona Dunlop, Jason Anderson and Marie Willoughby
|| Closing Remarks
|| Drinks reception
Keynotes, Workshops and Q&A Panels
Our selection of speakers incorporates teachers, teacher trainers, academic directors and school directors. Together we will explore the future direction of the industry of teacher training from an academic and commercial perspective and seek answers to the questions: what do teachers and teacher trainers need now, what will they need in the future, and are our current courses delivering that? How can we ensure we are continually innovating and developing our existing courses to meet the changing needs of the teacher training market?
Click here to see our Speaker Abstracts
Speaker Proposals at The Future of Training Conference
Speaker proposal submissions are now closed. Thank you for submitting your speaker proposal for the conference. We are currently reviewing the submissions and will email you the result of your proposal shortly.