Teaching House Presents - Philip Kerr and Howard Smith

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Online PD for ELT - Philip Kerr shows us what the research says about our role in freer practice

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Teaching House invites you to join us on online via ZOOM on Wednesday 24th November 2021for our next "Teaching House Presents" event. This is part of our series of professional development and networking events for English language educators, managers and researchers, opened up to the world via the wonders of Zoom.

Professional development, TEFL chat and inspiration is yours for the bargain fee of £0.00! (Like all the best things in life).

When? Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 19:00 GMT/ 14:00 EST / 11:00 PST


Teaching House is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TH Presents Philip Kerr and Howard Smith

Time: Nov 24, 2021 07:00 pm London / 2:00pm New York / 11:00am Los Angeles

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Meeting ID: 954 1567 7112

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Schedule as follows (all times UK time):

19:00 - Welcome and networking

19:00-19:30 - 'Excercise - why take the stairs?' (Howard Smith)

19:30-19:45 - Break and Delta information session

19:45 - 20:30 - Freer speaking activities and the role of the teacher: what does the research say? (Philip Kerr)

Freer speaking activities and the role of the teacher: what does the research say? (Philip Kerr)

Freer speaking activities are at the very heart of communicative language teaching. Getting students to speak is the first challenge for teachers, and many are content when this has been achieved. But what kind of learning actually takes place during these activities, and what can a teacher do to maximise the opportunities for learning? We’ll be focussing on the management of speaking activities (planning time, time limits, the use of L1, task repetition and reflection) and on approaches to feedback.

Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer and materials writer who lives and works in Austria. His publications include a number of best-selling coursebooks, including Evolve (CUP), Studio (Helbling), Straightforward and Inside Out (Macmillan), as well as methodology books, such as the award-winning Translation and Own-language Activities (CUP). He is also a consultant in the development of vocabulary apps, and blogs about technology and language learning at .

'Excercise - why take the stairs?'

And I quote Mr. Smith himself, "Basically, I'll blether on about my frequent hobby-horse that materials design often makes life more difficult for learners rather than making it easier" - intriguing!

Howard Smith

Howard is Academic Director of OHC, a teacher, CELTA and Delta trainer with Teaching House and all-round knowledgable man.

Please pass this information and invite on to fellow EFL/ESOL teachers, trainers and managers - the more, the merrier!

TEFL chat and good company - The perfect Wednesday!

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Complete all three modules 100% online*. Find out more at our information session on Wednesday November 24th between PD sessions.

Cambridge Delta modules One and Three

  • Start any time working towards June or December 2022 submission / exam dates
  • Bespoke program tailored to your availability and work commitments
  • Personal tutors assigned and available to you from enrolment to completion
  • Tailored feedback on drafts of each section of the module (exam task or section of the extended assignment) from a qualified Delta tutor

Cambridge Delta Module Two

  • Gain a master's level qualification with a practical teaching component
  • Learn from expert qualified Delta module two tutors (not "local tutors" like some other providers)
  • Part time course run over 13 weeks (February 7th - May 5th 2022) - combines with a full time teaching job
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*All three modules available online, with the exception of the Delta module one exam which must be taken in person at Teaching House New York, London or Boston OR at your local centre

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