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Ordering disorder?

Ordering disorder?

Written by Rita Halasi (@ferenikecom)

Let's keep on sharing! See you in 2012!

Let's keep on sharing! See you in 2012!

Some comments we received on the IATEFL-H Facebook group (don't forget to join!)

 

I was there. It was a professional treat. Thanx for those who organised it and those who made it come alive with questions, comments, & ears and eyes kept wide open. The student helpers deserve special thanks - they worked hard but also profited from the experience one does not get in a uni course. CU next year. (Gyula Tankó)

In Geoff Tranter’s Classroom Humour Rules, Oh Kay?

In Geoff Tranter’s Classroom Humour Rules, Oh Kay?

Written by Ivanna Veresh

 

Mr Pecha and Mr Kucha

Mr Pecha and Mr Kucha

Relive the amazing pecha kucha presentations from Saturday night, all recorded by Mark Andrews.

Group-o-logy for group cohesion and better learning achievement

Group-o-logy for group cohesion and better learning achievement

Written by Rita Halasi (@ferenikecom)

The last of the plenary talks

The last of the plenary talks

Written by Tamás Lőrincz

Ladies' Choice?

Ladies' Choice?

Written by Anna Király

First, but What Is the First?

First, but What Is the First?

Written by Emese Kvesztár

 

Efficient Language Learning in Austria

Efficient Language Learning in Austria

Written by Emese Kvesztár

 

Mr Anton Prochazka talked about how important it is to bring creative activities into the class room to make language learning more efficient – which he also demonstrated during his presentation by involving the audience. All participants could try out these activities as students – e.g. learning words through poems, acting out stories, colouring pictures etc. Therefore, it is not suprising that the session was held in a joyful atmosphere.

Texting is a tool that is cool

Texting is a tool that is cool

Written by Ivanna Veresh

“I wlkD aL d way bak 2 d hotel. Forty-one gorgES blokz…”

(from The Catcher in the Rye)

Developing ethnographic fieldwork skills

Developing ethnographic fieldwork skills

Written by Emese Kvesztár

If there is someone who is really enthusiastic about his job, that’s going to be Mark Andrews. Taking a year off as teacher at ELTE university, he is currently concentrating on his project - improving and spreading the SOL courses that take place in Devon, UK. The language course focuses on encouraging students to use their language skills by executing fieldworks, e.g.

21st Century Rocks!

21st Century Rocks!

Written by Anna Király

After Renata Halasz' workshop on the contemporary phenomenon of texting, Mr Frank Prescott held a session on how writing methods have changed in the last few decades due to the major changes of media. He explained how social media, internet, blogging, and microblogs can establish a flourishing and vivid academic environment. These tools can massively improve classes - you just have to be inventive!

Learning is an adventure

Learning is an adventure

Written by Ivanna Veresh

The 21st century has brought a revolution in the way people perceive the learning process. Everybody is aware of its evolving nature due to technological impact. Making learning process a fun activity is the teacher’s responsibility. For instance, Graham Stanley (a courtesy of the British Council in Hungary) currently working in Barcelona, suggests to “Game” the classroom. How? Easily! Why?

Keep calm, don't panic

Keep calm, don't panic

Language is changing, it's a fact. Here are some tips from Michael Swan how to keep track and survive.

 

1. We can't mention it enough: keep calm.

2. Keep yourself informed. Don't just "hang out and chill".

3. Listen to your students.

4. Arm yourself with good, up-to-date pedagogic reference books.

5. Be realistic. "The oxen are stepping on my feet." Now, that is not going to happen anytime soon, is it?

Fehér Judit: Let's play grammar

Fehér Judit: Let's play grammar

Written by Krisztina Váci

 

The perfect exercise for grumbling teenagers on a Monday morning.

Two morals

Two morals

Written by Krisztina Váci

 

Have you ever wondered during a lesson that speed goes against quality? Have you ever been worried that you're teaching for testing and not for real-life use? Or in other words, have you ever felt that the ideal is usually far from reality? If yes, that means you're a real teacher.

But surprise, students and parent feel baffled sometimes too. Think of a mother sitting in the corridor before meeting YOU. Or imagine a student trying to figure out what pleases both parents and you. Seems challenging, huh?

Roving on a boat

Roving on a boat

Friday night's social event was a romantic boat trip on the Danube. Despite the freezing cold, Mark Andrews still managed to convince some of the participants to get on the deck and talk to him about their experiences at the first day of the conference with Budapest's glittering lights and sights in the background.

Celebratory Champagne Reception

Celebratory Champagne Reception

Do you know what happens when you give a bunch of English teachers free champagne and some magnificent chocolate cake?

Find it out here.

The view from the afternoon

The view from the afternoon

Day one afternoon, just a couple of snapshots from the Culture and Literature and the Young Learners SIG programmes and other still lifes.

Jamie's Classroom

Jamie's Classroom

Written by Ivanna Veresh

 

Special methods for special results

Special methods for special results

Written by Rita Halasi (@ferenikecom)

 

The Special Needs SIG had a very interesting programme as it confirmed one of the rules in teaching: every student can perform well, but they will do so in their own ways. To be more specific, I will now sum up what you can do for your dyslexic, ADHD, and gifted students.

Methodology for language teaching for dyslexic students (presenters: Judit Simkó-Várnagy and Borbála Kálmos)

"Give them stories!"

"Give them stories!"

At quarter past three Zsuzsa Lindner, President of IATEFL-H took the floor in Gábor Dénes Room, and the 21st Annual IATEFL-H Conference has finally started. She was followed by Denise Lowery, Regional English Language Officer of the U.S. Department of State, and Tamás Lőrincz, who also welcomed all participants as the host of the event.

Registration

Registration

There is not much to say about these, here are some pictures of shiny happy ELT people registering, working, passing the time and enjoying themselves before the official opening of the conference.

A quick sneak peek

A quick sneak peek

Take a look at the venue pre-conference: yet empty corridors, unclaimed badges, untouched books and lots of busy organisers and student helpers running around. Get ready, registration starts in less than 10 minutes.

 

Introducing: the Media Group

 

Introducing: the Media Group

The Media Group of the student helpers welcomes every participant to the 21st Annual IATEFL-H Conference.

Here is a list of things we are planning for the conference, and also what you can do to enhance your experience and make this exciting event even more interactive.

 

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Meet the student helpers

Meet the student helpers

Please meet IATEFL Hungary's eager student helpers. Look out for these friendly faces at our conference. They will be there to help you with almost anything.

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