The 3 webinars will focus specifically on helping language teachers at English-medium universities in Turkey to  provide maximum support to their students with the help of a wide variety of online applications, skills, techniques and activities which can enhance the Teaching/Learning from Home experience.

Dorothy Zemach, Teresa Doğuelli and Jamie Keddie will each be giving 1-hour online presentations on dealing with the challenges of writing, exploiting videos and restoring learner motivation online.

The details of each session and presenter are given below. To register the event, please click the link below


DOROTHY ZEMACH As classes move online, you might wonder: How do I handle teaching writing? What exactly can I do during my lessons? You can’t spend 20 minutes watching students type, after all. This session provides advice—with many examples—of how to provide instruction, allow for practice, set meaningful assignments, and collect students’ work, targeting high school and adult levels. We’ll have time for questions & answers at the end. Dorothy Zemach taught English, French, and Japanese for over 25 years in Asia, Africa, and the US. She holds an MA in TESL from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. An author of over 20 textbooks, she now concentrates on writing and editing English language teaching materials and conducting teacher training workshops. Her titles with Macmillan include Open Mind, Skillful, the Macmillan Writing Series, and Get Ready for Business. Her areas of specialty and interest are teaching writing, teaching reading, business English, academic English, testing, and humor. She is a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences and a blogger for Teacher Talk at Azar Grammar. Her personal website is 28/05/2020


TERESA DOĞUELLİ This webinar will highlight some of the issues causing students at tertiary level to feel unmotivated or demotivated and suggest how these issues can be tackled using a variety of online approaches and techniques which may revitalise the Teaching/Learning from Home process, thus raising the motivation of our Z generation undergraduates. We will also take a brief look at how the concept of Global Citizenship and 21st Century Skills, already integrated into most Macmillan coursebook curricula, can be adapted to provide dynamic, active learning experiences for university learners all over the world Teresa Doğuelli has been a teacher and trainer since 1976- teaching adults, teenagers and children; teachers, teacher trainers, ELT inspectors and parents. She is now a full-time teacher trainer for Macmillan S. Europe. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Reading, 1985) and a Dip.RSA TEFLA.




JAMIE KEDDIE The teacher as a storyteller: leading by example

One thing that fascinates human beings is other human beings. And your students are no exception. Whether you realise it or not, your students want to know more about you – their teacher. In this practical talk, I would like to share some ideas for teacher-led storytelling activities to engage your students and get them thinking, speaking, listening, writing, learning, and sharing stories of their own.

Jamie Keddie is a teacher, trainer and storyteller. He is the founder of LessonStream, and the author of ‘Videotelling: YouTube Stories for the Classroom’ (LessonStream Books, 2017). Jamie is an affiliate trainer at Norwich institute for Language Education. 28/05/2020