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Macmillan Scholars conference

February 20, 2014 - February 22, 2014

Metamorphosis: A Shift at the Core of ELT


Language learning and technology: teaching in the 21st Century

Can pedagogy keep up with the speed of technological change? This plenary talk will take a ‘snap-shot’ of teaching in the 21st Century. It will look at innovation; critically analyse key learning technologies; explore some controversies and conclude with some practical teaching ideas for use in the language classroom.


Making a success of blended learning

The term ‘blended learning’ continues to be a ‘buzz’ term in language teaching. This session will firstly summarise the key principles of blended learning; then, explore ways of creating a successful blended learning course, using learning platforms; and finally, provide examples of successful blended courses.

Workshop 1

Title: 40 practical ideas for using digital technologies in ELT

While new technology has changed the teaching and learning of languages forever, using ICT remains a controversial area. This highly practical session will be an interactive presentation consisting of 40 practical ideas for teaching grammar and vocabulary, the four language skills, phonology and using games.

Workshop 2

Title: Apps in language learning

Language students today may well own a smartphone or a tablet pc. This session will explore ‘m-learning’ – mobile learning; focus on the different types of mobile devices; present some key distinctions in the area of apps and finally, it will look at some exciting new apps for language learning.


Macmillan Scholars conference


February 20, 2014
February 22, 2014
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