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A weekend at The Language Show

Continued professional development in progress

This time last year, I was heading to London to spend three days at the Language Show. It was a great occasion to do Christmas shopping in London and catch up with all friends, which is a bonus. But, first and foremost, it was an occasion to reflect on my practice as a teacher and to find ways to improve it.

For obvious reasons, I can't go to London this year and the Show won't take place in its usual form. I was thrilled when I received the news that it would happen online.

I must admit that I got a little bit carried away as I was booking my space for various events.

  1. How to Improve Your Vocab Memory

  2. Language learning in lockdown - what positive lessons about the use of technology can languages teachers take away from this experience?

  3. Revisiting the three Ps: presentation, practice and production.

  4. Diversification for Translators

  5. Dream >> Believe >> Achieve. A minimalistic approach to maximize your life

  6. Practical tips for succeeding as both language teacher & edupreneur

  7. How to Learn Languages Like Crazy. Even if you have a Crazy Life!

  8. Remote language learning reconfigured: A pedagogical paradigm shift?

  9. More than words

  10. Harnessing the power of Bitmojis and Google Jamboard to engage learners in and out of the languages classroom

  11. How to find students online as a self-employed language teacher

  12. Ditch the textbooks and teach MFL through culture and authentic resources

  13. Looking after your most valuable business asset - yourself. Health tips for linguists

  14. Socially active language learning with the aid of technology and savoir faire

  15. 5 Weeks of Low-Prep Fun in the Language Classroom

  16. Language Knowledge Organisers: a teacher's guide

  17. Motivation and engagement in the MFL classroom: let’s play, let’s speak!

  18. "We Are Multilingual”: Identity-based activities to promote and enhance language learning

  19. Stickability beyond the classroom: delivering high impact lessons via the use of IT tools

  20. Make 'em speak! Strategies to get your students speaking in language lessons

Busy weekend ahead and lots of new ideas to try. I will then have lots of tips to share.

I will most certainly have to make choices. What would you choose?

If you want to find out more about The Language Show, follow the link.

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