A forwarded message (below) about a forthcoming event in Norwich under the auspices of the IATEFL computer special interest group (SIG).
While on the subject of IATEFL, I've noticed that the pre-conference events before the next annual conference include a joint event between the ESOL SIG and the Testing and Assessment SIG, on 'language assessment in context'. The conference is in Aberdeen, 18-22 April. I don't have anything further than that, other than what can be found on the website,
IATEFL has an ESOL sig, or - rather convolutedly, an ES(O)L sig, which some of you may know about. The contact person is Philida Schellekens, and the web link is http://www.esol-sig.org.uk/. I've just had a look at its discussion board, which seems to be plagued by spammers.
From: [log in to unmask] on behalf of Martin Edwardes
Sent: Sun 1/14/2007 11:46 AM
Subject: [Baalmail] IATEFL Learing Technologies event
New Technologies in ELT,
Norwich, UK, February 17-18 2007
Have you wondered what podcasts, vodcasts, corpora and CMC are all
about? What Web 2.0 is? Have you heard of these terms and tools but are
not sure just how they might be used in the language classroom?
This two-day event is a great opportunity to get up-to-date with recent
technological developments, how they impact on the language classroom in
general, and how they can be incorporated into English language teaching
An event packed with hands-on workshops which will give you the
opportunity to experience first-hand everything you learn during the
Topics which will be covered:
* Interactive Whiteboards
* Computer-Mediated Communication
* Podcasts and Vodcasts
* Reading and Writing Online
Places are limited so please book early.
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