What can we learn from neuroscience and learning to apply to English language teaching?I spoke with well-known Business English language and communications specialist Rob Howard about the 4th International Neurolanguage Learning Conference taking place in London later in April 2020. Rob and I talked about his training in Neurolanguage Coaching and what it means forContinue reading “Rob Howard, Neurolanguage Learning and Coaching”
I spoke to a few conference attendees on the final day of The Image Conference Athens, Greece While we were tired, we were happy. Friendships strengthened and new friendships and professional alliances made. The Image Conference for me, is particularly a place where I can find “my tribe”- People like me. The atmosphere is generous,Continue reading “Reflections from The Image Conference New York College, Athens 2018”
Get Your Learners Thinking Creatively in the English Language Classroom: 5 Activities to Use in the Classroom
Visual Arts and Language Learning Workshop and Conference Residency. 2018 Visual Artist in Residence: 9 – 13 April, Brighton Centre, Brighton UK
Online learning and online communities: Starting with my cultural context of learning, which has been a blend of New Zealand Maori tribal cultures, of colonial culture and generations of family farming culture. I’m going to reflect on what learning has been for my family and what it is becoming for myself and then consider how it is impacting on designing our learning spaces, online learning and online communities, from my experience so far.
This month of September, Emma talks with Henrick Oprea about teaching English in Brazil and the issues teachers face, teacher development, the BrazTESOL conference in 2018, Native-Speakerism, locally informed methodologies and the art of reflection in learning and life.
IATEFL’s (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) International Annual Conference and Exhibition was held in Glasgow in early April and I had the opportunity this year of attending for the first time. Over four days 500 or more talks, workshops and symposiums were held as well as smaller get-togethers of interest groups.
It takes a special kind of person to bring people together and forge communities. It takes leonine qualities to get things to happen in restricted circumstances and within a culture not famous for its teamwork.
Following on from my introductory talk at the Image Conference Malta 2016, I plan to research and develop my practice as an artist-educator through looking at the learning that emerges when artists work with students, in our case, foreign or second/third language learners. I’m not only thinking of what artists can do for these learners, but also what learners can do for the artist’s own practice.