I would love a cultural handbook to help me navigate tricky situations! It sounds like a good book to read through. The tales of the Hodja have always been intriguing to me.
One of my favorite stories is about when Nasrettin Hoca was helping settle the dispute of the man who had hit him but was friends with the judge. The judge sent him home to get the fine, and the man never came back. I would love to win this book because I have been wanting a Nasrettin Hoca book since we moved to Turkey two years ago!! Unfortunately, at this point the book has only been published digitally.
Maybe if it does really well, that will happen. It is a timeless book so it just may happen. It pays for itself with discounts at hotels, restaurants, and balloon companies.
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The food is always delicious and the drinks are free!! Our symposiums are prestige events hosted by Dunya Aktuel, exclusive distributors of Cambridge University Press ELT products in Turkey and consisting of two days of plenaries by Cambridge authors, academics and teacher trainers. See here for a report from the Sabanci University School of Languages blog. Our programme is always a mixture of practical methodology, theoretical and managerial skills. The keynote speaker at the first symposium in was Penny Ur, who has thirty years experience as an ELT professional and Cambridge author.
Penny has written a great range of resource materials for language teachers including Discussions that Work, Teaching Listening Comprehension, Using Newspapers in the Classroom. For our symposiun her topic was English as a lingua franca please go here to download all the materials for that talk including a summary and references. The highlights of Brighton included meeting old friends and colleagues from all over the world, including the vice president Herbert Puchta, an long term colleague of ours; participating in a lively workshop on kinesthetic activities to improve spelling by our friend Jo Stirling ; walking to work along the Brighton seafront every morning what a grand commute!!
Much of the conference was recorded and is archived online here. Also a google search for IATEFL Brighton will turn up many conference reports, blogs and other feedback, such as this example from Vladimira Chalkova who reviews workshops she attended in Brighton on a number of topics: We had a great time at MEV and are really pleased to have been invited back for the second one this autumn.
But we will always remember it for an amusing moment in our closing plenary. About half way through the door opened and in walked a procession of men in dark suits.
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They were not the mafia but a string of dignitaries from the local ministry of education and the school authorities. So we gave the instructions, left the images up on the screen, and withdrew to the back of the stage while the Director gave his speech.
Laughter leaps hurdles like that every time. We gave our well-practised workshop Bridging the Language Gap on body language and pronunciation. The Henry Brothers have spoken at every one of them. At the beginning the organisers had a focus on drama in language teaching and while the scope has now widened drama specialists have always been a regular feature of the program, with keynote speakers including Ken Wilson , founder of the English Teaching Theatre, and Tom Godfrey founder of Istanbul drama group Speech Bubbles.
One year we were on stage with a Michael Jackson impersonator, then a magician of which more later. Ours is a short routine — a sketch, a poem or two, a story or two — always light and always interactive, getting the audience on their feet and stretching at the beginning of the day. See here for a full report and video clips.
- This Reminds Me Of A Story: .
- Giving Indirect Advice (A Folktale).
- The Unconscious;
- Seventeen Steps to Heaven;
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And here for a clip of the Henry Brothers doing our famous Pung Chu routine as part of the warm-up. The aim was to inform and motivate parents to then assist and encourage their chidren to use the CDROMs and online tools that come with so many English coursebooks. With software your children will learn songs, play games, practise pronunciation repeatedly but without realising it , and much more, and much educational software includes tools for teachers and parents to monitor their students progress.
In it was the turn of the schools and to support them we brought over one of the leading consultants on CLIL, David Marsh. The view from the terrace where they hold the after-conference cocktail is just gorgeous. Driven by the incredible hard work of conference organiser Burcu Akyol everything about this conference was on a grand scale: A full two-day program plus evening events; a thousand-plus seat ampitheatre full to the brim; an unparalelled list of speakers from abroad and from Turkey; live-streaming video of the conference for those who could not attend; an ongoing conference blog; and a fabulous closing performance by a professional dance group.
The organisers clearly worked extremely hard using these tools to publicise the conference and to build a network of ELT professionals that they could draw on as presenters. The conferences are good, solid examples of the tangible results that can be achieved by efforts put into marketing through these channels. Click here for a video interview with Jack Richards at ISTEK on approaches and methods to language teaching, and here is Eric talking about his topic, electronic innovations in publishing.
It was comprehensible and then some!! He talked on the power and pleasure of reading. One of the best however was right in the middle of the Bosphorus.
The poetry slam is a series of activities for getting students to play with the English language and write their own verses to rubrics that we provide, and they get to fall in love with footballer David Beckham, walk in the dark, dark wood and go on a bear hunt. It never worked better than that day after lunch out on Kiz Kulesi, when spirits were high, the creative juices were flowing.
Interactive electronic whiteboards came into ELT in the early s and were immediately attractive to schools and teachers. Thanks to Cambridge-Hitachi, a collaboration between Cambridge University Press and the Japanese electronics giants, we were the first to market with interactive whiteboard software for ELT courses, and here in Istanbul we spent much of and demonstrating it, along with the CDROMs, videos and all the other components that come with coursebooks now.
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