Dear all,

We hope you had a nice break and have had a very good start to the new week!

Please find below the highlights of the week:

1. TLDU Workshops

Nazan:  SESSION 3

Using Different Reading Activities in Classroom

May 4, 2017


Morning: 09:00-10:15
Beyza: SESSION 3  Repeated

ICT Reading Club Social Learning

Uses of Online Chat Rooms in Classroom

May 4, 2017


Afternoon: 15:00- 16:15

2. IATEFL SIG Webinar “Locating autonomy practices in contemporary arenas for language learning

IATEFL LASIG invites you to participate in their webinar with speaker Cynthia White.  This will take place on 6 May 2017 at 10am BST.

Since the early 1980s the prevailing focus of research into learner autonomy has been on formal learning settings (including self-access) where the teacher or facilitator has an evident role. However more recently the tools, settings and practices for language learning have expanded and there has been a growing recognition of the significance of learning beyond the classroom. With reference to two studies of learner autonomy in out-of-class arenas for language learning, this paper explores how we can locate and investigate learner autonomy practices beyond the classroom. The webinar also engages with questions about whether and how teachers can add value to learner autonomy practices within and across contemporary arenas for language learning. Implications for theory, research and practice are discussed.

You can join the live event here:


3. EAQUALS Webinars: 

It is still not too late to join the fifth in the series of six webinars.

Story-telling: a great resource for language teaching on  Thursday 4 May 14.00-15.00 CET time (13.00-14.00 UK time)


This webinar aims to help teachers discover what a great resource stories and story-telling can be in language teaching for all age groups and at levels. We will explore:

  • The universality and importance of story-telling in our everyday lives from personal anecdotes to news bulletins
  • The motivational power of using stories in language teaching
  • The practical value of oral story-telling in the classroom, for example in moving beyond the course book, and in providing live listening practice – easier for students and low-tech!
  • The use of story-telling to develop both linguistic and communicative skills in students, including structures, lexis and the four skills
  • Tricks and techniques for teachers to build their own performance skills, so that they become confident and enthralling story-tellers in the classroom
  • What makes a good story for language teaching and where to look find them

In short, telling stories aloud is an effective method of motivating students while developing their language skills in a creative and fun way.

You can register using the following link:

Please register by the 3rd May at the latest.


Have a great week,