And to wrap up 2015, we have a great webinar coming up (and a raffle, too, don’t forget to participate!). In “Overrated and Underrated in ELT”, James Taylor will share his opinion on what is getting undeserved attention in the TESOL field and what should be in the spotlight. It seems James is ready to stir up some controversy, huh! Come debate it all with him!
Summary: If you’re the kind of teacher who goes to webinars, reads books, goes to conferences and generally tries to keep up to date with what is going on in the world of ELT, it can be difficult to make sense of all of these ideas and opinions. In this talk, I’m going to try and cut through the noise and present my list of overrated and underrated areas in ELT today. You might not agree with all of them, but you’re sure to find it thought-provoking!
Bio: Originally from Brighton, UK, I have taught English as a foreign language to adults and teenagers in Brazil, South Korea, Belgium and Costa Rica. I am the current President and a co-founder of BELTA, the Belgian English Language Teachers Association. I’m also a very active member of the online ELT community, and you can also find me moderating #ELTchat, a weekly discussion on Twitter with teachers from around the world, producing the TEFL Commute podcast, mentoring teachers for iTDi, blogging and presenting at conferences, online and offline.