Free Online English Language Teaching Webinar through U.S. Department of State

Regional English Language Office (RELO) Bangkok invites interested teachers to participate in a free English language teaching webinar series “Shaping the Way We Teach English”.  The online six-seminar series covers a variety of topics and is intended for teachers of English around the world.  Participants who attend 5 of the 6 webinars will receive e-certificates from the Office of English Language Programs – U.S. Department of State.  Participants are encouraged to join the associated Ning (http://www.shapingenglish.ning.com/) to participate in discussions, view or download video and other materials from the sessions, and access recordings of the webinars.

The first webinar is Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (Thailand time).

If you would like to join in the webinar series, kindly send an e-mail registration to RELOBangkok@state.gov with the following details:

a) Your First Name
b) Your Last Name
c) Name of the Educational Institution you are currently teaching at
d) Your E-Mail Address
e) Your Country of Residence
f) If you are interested in hosting a viewing session, please indicate that in your registration e-mail

Important Remarks:

– Applicant must be a local teacher of English who is currently teaching in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, or Vietnam.
– E-mail registration must be submitted by Thursday, April 18, 2014.
– Your computer must have Adobe Flash Player, which comes pre-installed on most computers worldwide.  If prompted to do so, you may download the free player at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

 

Webinar Schedule:

Writing Effective Alternative Assessments and Rubrics
Presenters: Dawn Bikowski
Wednesday April 30, 2014
19:00 hrs. – 20:30 hrs. Thailand time
 

Activate: Games for Learning American English Part 2
Presenter: Jennifer Hodgson & Kevin McCaughey

 

Wednesday May 14, 2014
19:00 hrs. – 20:30 hrs. Thailand time

 

Easy Reading Activities to Engage Students
Presenter: Serena Chu

 

Wednesday May 28, 2014
19:00 hrs. – 20:30 hrs. Thailand time

 

Using Comics in the EFL Classroom
Presenter: James Whiting

 

Wednesday June 11, 2014
19:00 hrs. – 20:30 hrs. Thailand time

 

Reframing: The Power of Positive Language
Presenter: Sally White

 

Wednesday June 25, 2014
19:00 hrs. – 20:30 hrs. Thailand time

 

Fostering Autonomy: Tips & Techniques for Encouraging Independent Language Learning
Presenter: Matt Duncan

 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
19:00 hrs. – 20:30 hrs. Thailand time

 

For more information, please visit http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/webinar13.html

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