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Online CPD presentations

UPDATE: by 5th April there will be 17 CPD screencasts on the YouTube channel. Latest subjects include working with picture sequences, individual pictures for creative storytelling, memory, reading and exploiting written texts. More to come.

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Being confined to base has given me an opportunity to work on a new project which should be of help to language teachers new and old.

I’m in the process of creating presentations on various aspects of language teaching. So far, as I write, seven talks of around 15-25 minutes each have been uploaded to my YouTube channel.

Topics covered so far include the process approach to listening, phonics and phonology, interpersonal listening, task-based listening, grammar and lexicogrammar. I’m partly drawing on existing slides I’ve used at conferences and in schools, partly creating new material. In each talk I try to include a mix of research background and practical classroom activities. The mix varies depending on the topic. I’m using Screencast-O-Matic to record my presentations. I can recommend that, by the way.

Future talks will cover reading, vocabulary teaching, question-answer technique, teaching grammar through listening, target language use and much, much more.

These presentations are publicly available for all. I had originally intended to run some live webinars, but the demand on Facebook and Twitter has been so high that I thought recorded talks would be a more efficient solution.

So if you visit my channel and subscribe you’ll get alerts, I presume, about new uploads. Feel free to leave comments and questions and I’ll endeavour to respond. Here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/spsmith45

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