We offer in-house evening seminars for English
language schools and related institutions. Seminars currently
available are listed below; should you have a specific requirement,
though, please contact us and
we may be able to offer a seminar tailored to your needs.
For all seminars the venue must be equipped
with the following: either a computer with Internet connection
and a data-projector; or an available telephone line and a
data-projector; or a setup with one computer with Internet
access and multiple monitors attached to that computer to
allow the audience to view the same materials simultaneously.
Using the Internet in ELT
This seminar gives an overview of resources
available on the Internet for language teachers. These include
websites containing ready-made lesson plans; websites containing
materials such as reading texts and exercises that may be
printed out and used in the classroom; e-mail services to
which teachers can subscribe in order to receive lesson plans
and activities; and e-mail discussion groups that allow teachers
around the world to discuss questions, problems and ideas
with one another. A number of websites will be visited during
the seminar, giving the audience a first-hand impression of
some of the available resources.
Internet Conferencing in Language Teaching
This seminar focuses on live Internet technologies,
primarily Internet audio/videoconferencing, and how they can
be used in and for language teaching.
A live demonstration of Microsoft NetMeeting
is given to show the audio and video-quality currently achievable
with Internet conferencing. Interactive tools such as whiteboards
and file-sharing are also presented, and ways in which they
can be exploited for distance-teaching are discussed.
Teaching Languages Online
This seminar presents a range of tools currently
available for delivering language instruction by distance.
Tools discussed include Microsoft NetMeeting, an Internet
conferencing program which can be used for live online instruction;
pre-recorded audio and video clips such as RealMedia and WindowsMedia
files; exercise-creation programs such as Hot Potatoes; website
design tools that allow for easy website development; and
One-hour seminars in the London area start
from £60. For details please contact
us, letting us know which seminar you are interested in,
your location, and any other relevant details.