That’s it for me from IATEFL 2019 at ACC Liverpool. As always, a challenging, enriching experience. See you next year in Manchester?
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Lindsay Clandfield gave a landmark speech this morning on education technology in ELT. I sure hope it was recorded. Takeaways: “We should be realistic about technology and its potential but also about what it isn’t and what it cannot.” (This from an acknowledged expert on technology in ELT.) “Context matters. We have agency.” For example, […]
Of all the ELT gurus wandering the halls here at ACC Liverpool, here is my one of my favorites, John Hughes, giving his session on personalization. Just as I was asking myself where the female gurus were in this industry of 80% women professionals, I was lucky enough to attend the session of Jill Hadfield, […]
Thursday was the day of the big guns! I was very excited to attend the session from Scott Thornbury, “Answering Grammar Questions”. It was so reassuring to hear him say: “There is never a right answer. Grammar is not a linguistic straight jacket. Most grammar is choice,” and, perhaps most provocatively, “a marked enthusiasm for […]
Today is the second day of the full conference and it is amazing how many sessions are on offer. In each time slot there is always something which attracts my interest. This year’s facility, the ACC Liverpool and neighboring Jurys Inn Hotel, is a vast improvement over the venue in Brighton last year. The problem […]