On Saturday 18th June MATEFL held the summer webinar from 9am to 12.45pm. There were three sessions for members to join. First session (09:15 – 10:15) Jean Theuma: Please don’t stop the music! (repeat session) One way to use a song in class is to gap the lyric and have the students fill in the gaps while listening. But, back 2015, Jean gave a session where she looked at alternative ways to use songs and music in class. This session will present the same ideas, now updated to be used in the classroom or online. Second Session (10:30 – 11:30) Richard Twigg: What is the Metaverse? Facebook recently changed their name to Meta. This made sense to some but not to all. All will be revealed in session as we step into a new reality - Virtual Reality - and how this impacts (or connects) to teaching English virtually.
Third Session (11:45 – 12:45) Matt Done: The Grammar of Conversation Grammar is an essential component of any language course, but is the grammar we find in our coursebooks anything like the grammar we use when we speak? In this session, we'll take a closer look at the idea of spoken grammar. We'll start by looking at some examples of spoken grammar and discussing why it might be useful for our students, and then we'll try out some practical classroom activities that you can take away and use in your lessons. Please feel free to circulate to any of your friends and colleagues who may be interested in joining this event. Looking forward to seeing most of you at the webinar! The MATEFL Committee