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Free Teacher Development Workshops this November in Barcelona

We are looking forward to the next round of free teacher workshops coming up at Oxford TEFL in Barcelona! Join us on one, or more, of the following Fridays to pick up some practical tips and develop your teaching skills from experienced teachers and trainers. As always, there will be snacks and drinks in the break which is another opportunity to network with other teachers in the city and enjoy our lovely garden. Free Teacher Training

Friday November 9th

11.00 – 11.45 Using Authentic Videos in the Classroom – Billie Haase, Oxford TEFL Teacher Trainer

In this practical session you will be introduced to several techniques for using authentic videos in class, even with lower levels. We will have a look at a variety of videos and activities and how you can use those, not only to practise listening but also to improve your students’ speaking and writing skills.

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12.15 – 13.00 Teenage Kicks: Adding Variety to your Teens Classes – Luke Worsnop, Oxford House Teacher

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In this workshop you will pick up some new ideas for adding variety and keeping motivation high in teen classes. You will come away with some low-preparation activities which can be adapted to all levels and reused.

Friday November 16th

11.00 – 11.45 Putting pronunciation right at the heart of ELT – Melody Philip, Oxford House Teacher

Teaching pronunciation can be tricky and daunting. This highly interactive workshop is aimed at both new and more experienced teachers and will help you overcome your fear of teaching pronunciation. There will be an opportunity to share ideas with others, practice some activities and learn some top tips.

12.15 – 13.00 A minute to win it: Fun games for your Young Learner classes – Alana Sirett, Oxford House Teacher

Come and learn how to make grammar and vocabulary revision fun and engaging for your young learners. You will learn how to play some mini games and set challenges that your kids will love!

Friday November 23rd

11.00 – 11.45 How do personality types impact group dynamics? – Anna Stubbs, CELTA Course Director

Why do some groups of students or trainee teachers seem to work better together than others? Do cliques form in your staff room and what affect do they have? Why do personality clashes happen? By the end of the workshop you will have a clearer idea of how to improve group dynamics in your classes and with the people around you.

12.15 – 13.00 The Joy of Dictation – Mick Farrell, Oxford House Teacher

We will explore ways of using dictation to minimise teacher talking time, increase student speaking interactions and develop fascinating lessons with minimal impact on the environment. No books. No photocopies. No whiteboard.

You can sign up to as many workshops as you like via this link. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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