languaged day

Would you like to…

make your lessons more engaging and effective?

get the opportunity to ask questions to language teaching experts?

learn more about all aspects of lesson planning?

find activities that are applicable at school, for low and mixed levels?

 

Then join us on 27 November!

 

What will you get?

Our speakers

Sandy Millin

Sandy is a freelance ELT consultant, teacher trainer, and materials writer, as well as an experienced presenter across a whole range of subjects. Before she went freelance, she spent most of her career working for International House schools, including six years as the Director of Studies at IH Bydgoszcz.

rachel tsateri

Rachel Tsateri

Rachel is a DELTA-qualified teacher, trainer and lifelong learner from Athens. She has taught students of over 40 nationalities in 5 countries since 2014. Rachel is currently studying for a Master’s in Professional Development for Language Education. She is also a huge pronunciation fan and an IATEFL PronSIG Committee member.

silvia provenzano heashot

Sylvia Provenzano

Sylvia is a Teaching Fellow in English at the University of Bologna and an Examiner. She has taught English in a wide range of educational contexts in Spain, Italy and UK with a focus on exam preparation, ESP and Academic English. She has also been Course Director in Cambridge and has taught online to refugees and displaced people for several years.

chiara bruzzano headshot

Chiara Bruzzano

Chiara Bruzzano is the founder of LanguagEd, where she designs professional development courses for English teachers and helps teachers pass the Italian concorso. She has taught English in Italy, Spain and the UK, has a Cambridge DELTA M1 and a PhD in Language Education, and is a researcher for the British Council.

André Hedlund

André Hedlund is a Chevening Alumnus, MSc Psychology of Education (University of Bristol), an Educational Consultant, and Lecturer on Bilingualism and Cognition at university courses in Brazil. He is a board member of BRAZ-TESOL’s Mind, Brain, and Education SIG and Academic Director at EdYOUFest.

Sarah Priestley

Sarah Priestley has been an English language teacher for over two decades. She worked at the British Council for 23 years, in Italy and South Korea. She taught young learners and adults and was the Bilingual Schools Italy Coordinator at the British Council Milan. She has spoken at conferences, been a mentor to teachers in Italy and run teacher training courses.

Day programme – 27 November

Welcome! LanguagEd, concorsi and projects: where we are and where we’re going (9.15-9.30)

chiara bruzzano headshot Chiara Bruzzano 

What have we achieved and what’s in stock for the future? Join me for the start to an exciting day together!

Mixing Frameworks and Methods: Lesson Planning… with a Twist! (9.30-10.15)

Rachel Tsateri

When we start teaching, we usually stick to one lesson framework, for example PPP (Presentation-Practice-Production). We do that because we want to have a safe structure and a guide for planning and teaching. However, do we know for sure that this framework also works for our learners? If you’ve been teaching for at least one year, why not explore more methods and approaches, select different techniques and activities and create your own personalised lesson framework? Join me in my webinar for some practical examples!

Getting Teenagers Talking: Speaking Tasks for Low and Mixed Ability Classes (10.30-11.15)

Sarah Priestley

This session will examine some simple but engaging activities and techniques for English teachers to use to get their teenagers talking. There will be a closer focus on how they can be used in lower level classes and those with mixed ability. Sarah will share classroom ideas that she has tried and refined over the years. As well as discussing the benefits of these activities, possible problems and solutions will also be examined. Teachers will leave the session with a clearer understanding of how to make a speaking activity more communicative for lower and differing levels of teenage learners and practical ways to do this in their own classrooms.  Teachers won’t need a photocopier but they will need imagination!

“Teacher, I Don’t Understand!”: Do’s, Don’ts and Technology for Engaging Listening Activities (11.30-12.15)

chiara bruzzano headshot Chiara Bruzzano

“Teacher, they speak too fast!”; “I didn’t understand anything”; “that accent is too difficult!”: do these sound familiar? If your students also struggle with listening, come along to my session, where I’ll discuss what Italian teachers and learners say about listening, give you some guidelines for designing effective listening activities and demonstrate how to use some simple tech tools to make your listening engaging and interactive.

 

Lunch break

 
 

101 Low-Prep Ideas for Exploiting Coursebook Activities (2.00-2.45PM)

  Sandy Millin

Do you use coursebooks, but think that your lessons aren’t meeting your learners’ needs, or aren’t engaging their interest enough? Do you spend hours planning your lessons? In this session I’ll show you that you don’t need to spend a lot of time creating new materials or adapting the materials you have to meet your learners’ needs. You’ll take away a wide range of simple ideas (maybe not quite 101!) which will enrich your lessons and increase the range of ideas in your teaching toolkit.

Speak Better, Teach Better: Introducing the LanguagEd Conversation Classes for Teachers (3.00-3.45PM)

Chiara Bruzzano, André Hedlund, Sylvia Provenzano and Rachel Tsateri

Do you sometimes wish you were a more fluent English speaker? Would you like to improve your speaking, work on your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, all while developing as a teacher? Then our new, exciting project may be just for you: from 2023, LanguagEd are proud to present a new series of online speaking lessons with our trainers! You’ll be able to meet new colleagues from around Italy, practise your speaking, discuss some interesting teaching topics (like how to teach grammar and how to manage students’ behaviour) and get personalised feedback from our trainers. Come along to our session to find out all about the new Speak Better, Teach Better courses!

Making Learning Visible through Aims, Assessment, and Outcomes (4.00-4.45PM)

André Hedlund

How can teachers make sure their students are learning the contents and skills they have to in the classroom? The keyword is evidence. Teachers must collect evidence from their students to be able to make claims about their learning. This process depends on three fundamental elements: lesson aims, assessment, and students’ outcomes. Aims provide the criteria students will be judged against. The different types of assessment are the tools teachers use to judge their students’ work. Their outcomes give teachers insights into the effectiveness of the learning process. This webinar will look at visible learning concepts to fine-tune these elements.

Wrap-Up & Free Access to LanguagEd Courses (5.00-6.00PM)

chiara bruzzano headshot Chiara Bruzzano

Join me as I wrap up the day and enjoy free access to our self-study courses: you can try out the entire courses, see if you like them and ask any questions you may have!

...and if you are a LanguagEd course participant, look for your discount code in the "LanguagEd Day" unit at the start of your course!

The LanguagEd Day has been awarded a platinum badge by Equal Voices in ELT (EVE), an organisation recognising parity of gender and native versus non-native speakers in English Language Teaching conferences.

We are proud of our line-up, which includes a balanced number of genders and native/non-native speakers, so it’s been addedd to the official EVE calendar!

Frequently Asked Questions

On Zoom Webinar: just purchase your access via our Thinkific platform and you will find the Zoom link details on the platform.

Good news: all the sessions are video recorded and you will have access to the videos, plus all the speakers’ materials, for a whole year through our Thinkific platform. This gives you the flexibility to attend whenever you can and watch the sessions later.

Yes, and not only: the speakers will upload their slides and any additional materials (e.g. worksheets) on the Thinkific platform, so you’ll be able to access them for a year.

This day will definitely be useful for the concorso preparation as all the sessions are specifically designed to meet the needs of secondary school students. Have a look at 7 ways the LanguagEd Day can help you with the concorsi.

Just email us at languaged.courses@gmail.com after the day and we will send you a certificate of attendance for 8 hours.

Yes: if you are already a LanguagEd course participant, just look for the “LanguagEd Day” unit at the start of your course and you’ll find your discount there.

All the times are expressed in CET, i.e. Rome time.

Would you like to get more information?

📧 Send us a message 📧

languaged day

Would you like to…

make your lessons more engaging and effective?

get the opportunity to ask questions to language teaching experts?

learn more about all aspects of lesson planning?

find activities that are applicable at school, for low and mixed levels?

 

Then join us on 27 November!

 

What will you get?

Our speakers

Sandy Millin

Sandy is a freelance ELT consultant, teacher trainer, and materials writer, as well as an experienced presenter across a whole range of subjects. Before she went freelance, she spent most of her career working for International House schools, including six years as the Director of Studies at IH Bydgoszcz.

rachel tsateri

Rachel Tsateri

Rachel is a DELTA-qualified teacher, trainer and lifelong learner from Athens. She has taught students of over 40 nationalities in 5 countries since 2014. Rachel is currently studying for a Master’s in Professional Development for Language Education. She is also a huge pronunciation fan and an IATEFL PronSIG Committee member.

silvia provenzano heashot

Sylvia Provenzano

Sylvia is a Teaching Fellow in English at the University of Bologna and an Examiner. She has taught English in a wide range of educational contexts in Spain, Italy and UK with a focus on exam preparation, ESP and Academic English. She has also been Course Director in Cambridge and has taught online to refugees and displaced people for several years.

chiara bruzzano headshot

Chiara Bruzzano

Chiara Bruzzano is the founder of LanguagEd, where she designs professional development courses for English teachers and helps teachers pass the Italian concorso. She has taught English in Italy, Spain and the UK, has a Cambridge DELTA M1 and a PhD in Language Education, and is a researcher for the British Council.

André Hedlund

André Hedlund is a Chevening Alumnus, MSc Psychology of Education (University of Bristol), an Educational Consultant, and Lecturer on Bilingualism and Cognition at university courses in Brazil. He is a board member of BRAZ-TESOL’s Mind, Brain, and Education SIG and Academic Director at EdYOUFest.

Sarah Priestley

Sarah Priestley has been an English language teacher for over two decades. She worked at the British Council for 23 years, in Italy and South Korea. She taught young learners and adults and was the Bilingual Schools Italy Coordinator at the British Council Milan. She has spoken at conferences, been a mentor to teachers in Italy and run teacher training courses.

Day programme – 27 November

Welcome! LanguagEd, concorsi and projects: where we are and where we’re going (9.15-9.30)

chiara bruzzano headshot Chiara Bruzzano 

What have we achieved and what’s in stock for the future? Join me for the start to an exciting day together!

Mixing Frameworks and Methods: Lesson Planning… with a Twist! (9.30-10.15)

Rachel Tsateri

When we start teaching, we usually stick to one lesson framework, for example PPP (Presentation-Practice-Production). We do that because we want to have a safe structure and a guide for planning and teaching. However, do we know for sure that this framework also works for our learners? If you’ve been teaching for at least one year, why not explore more methods and approaches, select different techniques and activities and create your own personalised lesson framework? Join me in my webinar for some practical examples!

Getting Teenagers Talking: Speaking Tasks for Low and Mixed Ability Classes (10.30-11.15)

Sarah Priestley

This session will examine some simple but engaging activities and techniques for English teachers to use to get their teenagers talking. There will be a closer focus on how they can be used in lower level classes and those with mixed ability. Sarah will share classroom ideas that she has tried and refined over the years. As well as discussing the benefits of these activities, possible problems and solutions will also be examined. Teachers will leave the session with a clearer understanding of how to make a speaking activity more communicative for lower and differing levels of teenage learners and practical ways to do this in their own classrooms.  Teachers won’t need a photocopier but they will need imagination!

“Teacher, I Don’t Understand!”: Do’s, Don’ts and Technology for Engaging Listening Activities (11.30-12.15)

chiara bruzzano headshot Chiara Bruzzano

“Teacher, they speak too fast!”; “I didn’t understand anything”; “that accent is too difficult!”: do these sound familiar? If your students also struggle with listening, come along to my session, where I’ll discuss what Italian teachers and learners say about listening, give you some guidelines for designing effective listening activities and demonstrate how to use some simple tech tools to make your listening engaging and interactive.

 

Lunch break

 
 

101 Low-Prep Ideas for Exploiting Coursebook Activities (2.00-2.45PM)

  Sandy Millin

Do you use coursebooks, but think that your lessons aren’t meeting your learners’ needs, or aren’t engaging their interest enough? Do you spend hours planning your lessons? In this session I’ll show you that you don’t need to spend a lot of time creating new materials or adapting the materials you have to meet your learners’ needs. You’ll take away a wide range of simple ideas (maybe not quite 101!) which will enrich your lessons and increase the range of ideas in your teaching toolkit.

Speak Better, Teach Better: Introducing the LanguagEd Conversation Classes for Teachers (3.00-3.45PM)

Chiara Bruzzano, André Hedlund, Sylvia Provenzano and Rachel Tsateri

Do you sometimes wish you were a more fluent English speaker? Would you like to improve your speaking, work on your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, all while developing as a teacher? Then our new, exciting project may be just for you: from 2023, LanguagEd are proud to present a new series of online speaking lessons with our trainers! You’ll be able to meet new colleagues from around Italy, practise your speaking, discuss some interesting teaching topics (like how to teach grammar and how to manage students’ behaviour) and get personalised feedback from our trainers. Come along to our session to find out all about the new Speak Better, Teach Better courses!

Making Learning Visible through Aims, Assessment, and Outcomes (4.00-4.45PM)

André Hedlund

How can teachers make sure their students are learning the contents and skills they have to in the classroom? The keyword is evidence. Teachers must collect evidence from their students to be able to make claims about their learning. This process depends on three fundamental elements: lesson aims, assessment, and students’ outcomes. Aims provide the criteria students will be judged against. The different types of assessment are the tools teachers use to judge their students’ work. Their outcomes give teachers insights into the effectiveness of the learning process. This webinar will look at visible learning concepts to fine-tune these elements.

Wrap-Up & Free Access to LanguagEd Courses (5.00-6.00PM)

chiara bruzzano headshot Chiara Bruzzano

Join me as I wrap up the day and enjoy free access to our self-study courses: you can try out the entire courses, see if you like them and ask any questions you may have!

...and if you are a LanguagEd course participant, look for your discount code in the "LanguagEd Day" unit at the start of your course!

The LanguagEd Day has been awarded a platinum badge by Equal Voices in ELT (EVE), an organisation recognising parity of gender and native versus non-native speakers in English Language Teaching conferences.

We are proud of our line-up, which includes a balanced number of genders and native/non-native speakers, so it’s been addedd to the official EVE calendar!

Frequently Asked Questions

On Zoom Webinar: just purchase your access via our Thinkific platform and you will find the Zoom link details on the platform.

Good news: all the sessions are video recorded and you will have access to the videos, plus all the speakers’ materials, for a whole year through our Thinkific platform. This gives you the flexibility to attend whenever you can and watch the sessions later.

Yes, and not only: the speakers will upload their slides and any additional materials (e.g. worksheets) on the Thinkific platform, so you’ll be able to access them for a year.

This day will definitely be useful for the concorso preparation as all the sessions are specifically designed to meet the needs of secondary school students. Have a look at 7 ways the LanguagEd Day can help you with the concorsi.

Just email us at languaged.courses@gmail.com after the day and we will send you a certificate of attendance for 8 hours.

Yes: if you are already a LanguagEd course participant, just look for the “LanguagEd Day” unit at the start of your course and you’ll find your discount there.

All the times are expressed in CET, i.e. Rome time.

Would you like to get more information?

📧 Send us a message 📧