Past TESOL France Events

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Workshops 2012

Moodling Along

December 1st, 2012
1:30 pm
Pole Formation, 234 av de Colmar, Strasbourg
With your laptop.

TESOL France workshop & Annual General Assembly

December 8, 2012
Télécom ParisTech
Room: Opale
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The first ever joint TESOL France Lyon and Grenoble Event!

A workshop led by Christine Mintcheva & Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
November 3rd, 2012. 9am-1pm
ILTC Lyon, 28 rue Louis Guérin, 69628 Villeurbanne

Swap Shop and "We don't have time to be bored!" Strategies for increasing student motivation by Kate Kleinworth
Organized by Shahada Reardon

October 20th, 2012. 9:45am - 12:30pm
Free for TESOL France members. Non-members: €8

Sustainable Teaching

A workshop led by Colleen Brown
October 20th, 2012
Télécom ParisTech, room F503
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Swap Shop in Strasbourg!

Organized by Hal d'Arpini
October 13th, 2012. 13:30-15:30
Pole Formation, 234 avenue de Colmar, Strasbourg

Swap Shop in Bordeaux!

Organized by Federico Espinosa
October 6th, 2012. 9am-12pm
Victoire campus of Université Bordeaux Segalen
Theme: "First Lesson".

Grundtvig on Grundtvig: Applying for EU funding and Classroom Activities & other Techniques Applicable to our Training and Teaching

September 29th, 2012
Télécom ParisTech, room B316
An all-day workshop very kindly sponsored by: Pilgrims
A TESOL France Membership Drive!
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Sustainable Teaching: Developing reusable and recyclable EFL materials/lessons

June 30th 2012. 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pole Formation CCI, Strasbourg,
A workshop presented by Colleen Brown

2012 IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium in association with TESOL France

June 16th 2012. 9:00 - 19:30
Télécom ParisTech
Paid up TESOL France members can attend at the reduced £55 rate. Walk ins are welcome.
Plenary Speaker: David Crystal plus over 20 other Business English speakers
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Harassment at Work - What it is and How to Deal with it

June 16th 2012 at 9:30am
Venue: Universite de Toulouse 1, Campus: la manufacture des tabacs, Building Q, 2nd Floor, Room MQ209
A workshop presented by Mick Flynn

Technology Workshop

June 9th, 2012. 9:00 - 12:00
Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux II
A workshop presented by Chesna Flora

Part 1: Energizing your Students. Part 2: Dogme and What Students Think About It.

June 9th 2012. 9:30 - 12:30
Venue: IDRAC Grenoble, located on rue Antarès in the Sud Galaxie industrial estate in Echirolles
A workshop presented by Shonah Wraith & Christina Rebuffet-Broadus

Franklin SpellEvent

June 9th, 2012
Télécom ParisTech
Room: E200
Free for members and non-members!

Interactive Strategies To Build Vocabulary, Comprehension, Higher Order Thinking Skills, And Authentic Assessment Tools In The CLIL Classroom.

May 26, 2012. 14:00 - 17:00
Télécom ParisTech, Room E200.
A workshop presented by Dr. Linda Gerena Associate Professor of Teacher Education at York College, City University of New York Further information

The TESOL France Spring Day!

April 21st, 2012
Pole Formation CCI, Strasbourg
Organizer: Jane Ryder
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English for Scientists Workshop sponsored by Cambridge University Press

April 14, 2012. 14:00 - 17:00
Télécom ParisTech, Room Opale.
Speakers: Bethany Cagnol and Divya Brochier
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TESOL France Toulouse Mini-Conference

March 31, 2012. 9:00 - 16:00
Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole, Campus Manufacture des tabacs, Bldg Q, Room MQ209

Legal English Workshop sponsored by Cambridge University Press

March 17, 2012. 14:00 - 17:00
Télécom ParisTech, Room Opale.
Speaker: William Yeago
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Developing People Internationally and Communicating Internationally in English

February 11th, 2012
Télécom ParisTech
Room: Opale Amphitheater
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Swap Shop: Bring out your students' inner creativity!

February 25th, 2012. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: 216 Rue Victor Hugo, Crolles
Organized by Marianne Raynaud and Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
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A Swap Shop on Fun with Grammar and using the News with Sophie Pietrucci

February 25th, 2012
Télécom ParisTech
Room: B316
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Collaborative Writing Activities

January, 14th 2012
Télécom ParisTech
Room: F503
Karen Einstein British Council, Barcelona
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Workshops 2011

Selling Yourself in the Changing ELT Market

December 10th, 2011.
Pole Formation CCI, Strasbourg
Run by: Jane Ryder
Speaker: Bethany Cagnol
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Young Learners Workshop

December 3rd, 2011. 13:00 - 17:00
Télécom ParisTech
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Joint TESOL France APLIUT event: Materials and Techniques That Work Well in ESL Teaching

October 20th, 2011: 13:30 - 17:00
Departement Informatique IUT2 UPMF: 2 Place Doyen-Gosse, 38031 Grenoble cedex
Run by: Marianne Raynaud

Classroom Ideas that Work!

October 8th, 2011
Télécom ParisTech
Speaker: Dennis Davy
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The First TESOL France Toulouse Event!

October 8th, 2011
9am - 4pm

Universite de Toulouse 1
Capitole Campus: Manufacture des tabacs
Bldg. Q, Room MQ209
Speakers: Lola Mascarenhas, Gail Taillefer and Bethany Cagnol
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Spring Day on Professional Development

June 18th, 2011 9am-7pm
Télécom ParisTech
Plenary Speaker: Ken Wilson
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Franklin SpellEvent - France

May 28th, 2011 8:30am-6:30pm
Télécom ParisTech
Room: Emeraude
Students compete for a trip to New York City!
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TESOL France - Cambridge University Press present: Putting Communication First in Medical EnglishPutting Communication First in Medical English

May 21st, 2011 2pm-6pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Drama Techniques in the Classroom

May 14th, 2011 1:30pm-3:30pm
Pole Formation CCI, Strasbourg
by Martin Wright, Theatre Director

Teacher CVs and Interview Techniques

April 2nd, 2011 2pm-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
Room: G6-1
Led by Bethany Cagnol and Erin Douglas
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Video: Watching and Making Films

A joint TESOL-France/IUT/Grenoble INP event run by Marianne Raynaud and Dan Frost
March 31st, 2011 1:30pm-5pm
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English360 Hands-On Workshop

March 26th, 2011 2pm-5pm
Télécom ParisTech, Room B310
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TESOL France Strasbourg Spring Conference

March 5th, 2011 9:00 - 5:00pm
Pole Formation CCI, Strasbourg
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Motion and Emotion: Exploring powerful theatre techniques for EFL teaching

February 12th, 2011 2pm-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Going Independent Part 3: Round Table Discussion on Auto-Entrepreneur

January 22nd, 2011 2pm-5pm
Télécom ParisTech

Beyond the Language of Meetings: Culture in a Business Context

January 8th 2011 (2-5pm)
Télécom ParisTech
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Association Annual General Meeting

January 8th 2011 (5-6pm)
Télécom ParisTech

Workshops 2010

Roundtable Discussion: Vacataire, CDD, CDI?

November 13th 2010 (2-5pm)
Télécom ParisTech. Room C48
Chaired by: Sophie Pietrucci. Conducted in French and English

Swap Shop: Stand up, speak out ! (Encouraging our students to speak)

November 6th, 2010, 2pm-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Spring Event in association with the IATEFL ELT Management and Leadership SIG

May 29th 2010 9am - 8pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Joint Swapshop with APLIUT: "Creating Your Own Booklets" with Marianne Raynaud

May 6th 2010, 1 pm.
IUT2, 2 Place Doyen Gosse, 38000 Grenoble
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Workshop: Using Phonetics and Phonology in Teaching English (ESP / EAP)

Thursday, March 25th 2010
IUT2, Grenoble
In association with APLIUT
Presented by: Marianne Raynaud, and Dan Frost
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TESOL France Grenoble

Workshop: Going Independent Part 2: Clients and Paperwork

March 20th 2010 2 - 5pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Workshop: Falling salaries and prices, increasing competition from web 2.0 technologies and low cost distance learning, a major reform of training law under way: what future for face to face language trainers in France.

March 6th 2010 1-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Workshop: Mix & Match - how tagging and playlist-courses can create personalised blended learning paths for BE students

January 30th 2010 2pm - 5pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Workshops 2009

Workshop: Effective Evaluation: Combining Written and Oral Testing

December 10th 2009
TESOL France Grenoble
Presented by: Marianne Raynaud, Coordinator Grenoble

TESOL France General Assembly &
Swapshop: Learner Autonomy Led by Sophie Pietrucci

November 28th 2009 2-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Workshop: Maximizing Student Talking and Creating Your Own Booklets

November 26th 2009
TESOL France Grenoble
Presented by: Marianne Raynaud, Coordinator Grenoble

Workshop: Workshop: Using Film and Song in the Classroom 2

October 29th 2009
TESOL France Grenoble Presented by: Marianne Raynaud, Coordinator Grenoble

Workshop: The French Language Training Market in the Context of Globalization

October 17th 2009: 1:30-5:30pm
Télécom ParisTech
Presented by: Andrew Wickham
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Workshop: Student Presentations - Making Them Beneficial and Worthwhile for Everyone!

Thursday, 15 October 2009
TESOL France Grenoble
Presented by: Marianne Raynaud, Coordinator Grenoble

Workshop: The Power of Image: Developing a Visual Literacy in the Language Classroom

October 3rd 2009: 2-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
Presented by: Ben Goldstein
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Young Learners Workshop: Using Authentic Storybooks in the English Language

September 26th 2009: 3:30-5:30pm
Télécom ParisTech
Presented by: Jo Bertrand and Nicky Francis (The Story Seeds)
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TESOL France June Day

June 20th 2009
Télécom ParisTech
Professional Development
Plenary Speaker: Jeremy Harmer
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Workshop: Legal English

June 13th 2009: 2-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
Presented by: William Yeago
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Workshop: Pearson Test of English Academic: Developing an innovative test of academic English

May 16th 2009
Télécom ParisTech
Professor Dr. John H.A.L. de Jong and Michael Howard
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Swapshop: Using Film and Song in the Classroom

Led by Sophie Pietrucci
May 16, 2009 2-5pm
Venue: 216 rue Victor Hugo, 38920 Crolles

Workshop: Enhancing Speech Production and Finding Valid Websites

Presented by Marianne Raynaud
April 25, 2009 2-5pm
Venue: 216 rue Victor Hugo, 38920 Crolles

Swapshop - Video/DVD

Led by Sophie Pietrucci
April 4th 2009
Télécom ParisTech
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Workshop: Helping our Learners Sing a Better Song: What makes our students grow?

Presented by Chaz Pugliese, Pilgrims
March 14th 2009: 2-5pm
Télécom ParisTech
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Web 2.0 for Dummies (& teachers)

Led by Sab Will
February 28th, 2009
Venue: 216 rue Victor Hugo, 38920 Crolles

Workshop - Web 2.02: Audacity - Creating Podcasts

Led by Laurence Whiteside
February 14th, 2009
Télécom ParisTech
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Workshops 2008

Swap Shop

Led by Sophie Pietrucci
December 6th, 2008
Université de Grenoble

Creating web-based activities with Hot Potatoes
Also: The TESOL France Annual General Assembly

Led by Laurence Whiteside and Sab Will
December 13, 2008
Télécom ParisTech
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Enhancing Student Participation and Creativity

Led by Marianne Raynaud
November 20th, 2008
Université de Grenoble

Independent's Day

October 25th, 2008
Université de Grenoble
Led by Bethany Cagnol
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Swap Shop

October 25th, 2008
Télécom ParisTech
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Web 2.0 for Dummies (and English Teachers)

Saturday, September 27th, 2008
Led by Sab Will, Editor of The Teaching Times and Blogmaster
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TESOL France Spring Day

June 7, 2008
Télécom ParisTech
Best of BESIG 2
Joint event with IATEFL BESIG
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Activity Swap Shop

May 17th, 2008
Télécom ParisTech

Adapting IT to Traditional Curriculum

led by Marianne Raynaud, TESOL France Grenoble Coordinator
May 15th 2008
Venue: Grenoble University Campus, Saint Martin d'Hères
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Designing Materials to Teach Spoken English

April 26th, 2008
Led by Ivor Timmis
Télécom ParisTech
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Group Discussion: "Satisfying Needs and Launching Projects"

April 10th
Led by Marianne Raynaud
Grenoble University, Campus, Saint Martin d'Hères
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The Great Debate

March 29th, 2008
Is the current concours system (CAPES and Agrégation) the best method for selecting and preparing future English teachers in France?
in association with RANACLES, APLIUT and SAES.
The Proceedings of this event are now available for download. Click here to download.
Contributors include: Alain Cazade, Dennis Davy, Marie-Annick Mattioli, and Laurel Zuckerman In addition, Vera Dickman's informative presentation on "How are teachers trained for today's French National Education system?" is also available for download. Click here to download.
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Developing People Internationally

led by: Steve Flinders

Is it Worth Being a Vacataire?

led by: Harold Surguine (1993 TESOL France President) and Sophie Pietrucci (2008 TESOL France Secretary)
For more information on Vacataire Status in France, download this document, "Language Teachers: are they vacataires?" English Version and Version Francaise.

Workshops 2007

Going Independent - how to become a freelance teacher
led by: Bethany Cagnol

Using Drama in the Classroom
led by: Tonya Trapp
See sample video here

led by: John Hession

NLP in the Workplace
led by: Mario Rinvolucri

The Silent Way
led by: Glenys Hanson

Enhancing Student Creativity: Films, Talks, and Debates
led by: Marianne Raynaud

Pronunciation 1 and 2
led by: Vicki Moore

Workshops 2004

Needs Analysis and Language Audit
Led by: Michael Ashworth

Coaching and Language Coaching
Led by: Niamh Texier

Workshops 2003

Working with Videos and Transcripts

Teacher Awareness in a Self-directed Learning Context

Forum Day
Including: Ian Bell, James Cox, Dennis Davy, Diann Gruber, Chaz Pugliese, Hester Poumellec, Paul Sanderson, and Jan Tabet

Workshop 2002

Teaching Business Writing
Led by: Mary Jo Calderon

Workshop 2001

PowerPoint Workshop
Led by: Denny Packard

Workshop 2000

Self-directed Learning Special Interest Group
Led by: Barbara Tavares

Teaching the Use of Transparencies in Business Presentations Les by: Anais Laurent

Workshop 1999

Primary Teaching Day
In association with The British Council

Skills Needed for Internet Project Work

Video in ELT

Micro-assessment, Developing Levels Definition Grids from Specific Individual Cases, and Humour in Assessment.

Workshop 1997

Using News Media in the Classroom
Led by: Michael Fouassier, John Harrop, and Paul Sanderon

Workshop 1987

Ideas for Making Translation More Motivating
Led by: Francoise Grellet

Phonetic Correction Stimulating Spontaneous Speech
Led by: Ljerka Guberina