Events in Lyon

2 June 2018

Differences and similarities in cross-disciplinary discourse

with Ray Cooke


Time: Saturday, 2 June, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: ILTC International Language & Training Cuncultants
Map directions HERE

 
*You will not receive a confirmation email upon registering, but you will receive a confirmation email nearer to the event. If you have any worries about your registration then please end an email to the address below. 
*For professional development records, certificate of attendance is provided at the end of the event

About the Workshop

Do you teach scientific English to undergraduates? Do you come from a non-scientific background? Then this workshop is for you! 

Many EFL teachers may find themselves asked to teach scientific English to undergraduate students without having a scientific background themselves. What linguistic skills and knowledge do such students need? How can appropriate material be chosen to meet those needs? How can it be 'processed' for meaningful work in and out of class? Does that groundwork need to be done 'de novo' for every different discipline that teachers may come to work with? This hands-on workshop will deal with these and other issues that may arise as the participants debrief the exercises that they will undertake throughout the session. 
 

About the speaker


Ray taught ESP/EAP at the Département Langues et Cultures (DLC) at Bordeaux University from 1983 until he retired in 2016. In that time, he designed and taught courses for many specialties including medicine, biology, psychology and several life sciences. In the last 20 years of his career, he focused particularly on doctoral students and designed courses to help them write and communicate. He was director of the DLC from 2008 to 2014.  
 

Workshop fee

This event is FREE to TESOL France members. Non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change. If you like, joining TESOL France (or renewing your membership), €53 (€29 for reduced rate) the payment will be possible on the day.

IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form on our website, before you come to the workshop.
If you have renewed your membership or signed up as a new member recently and have selected the “Pay by cheque or cash onsite” payment option on the website, we can process your payment and validate your membership at the workshop.
 

Questions?

Write to 'Regions Lyon' through the Contact form on our website or via email at lyon@tesol-france.org. The regional coordinator will reply to your email.
 

Past Workshops


28 April 2018

 

Challenges and impact of the business status of foreign teachers


Time: Saturday, April 28th, 10am-1pm
Venue: tbc (Central Lyon)

*You will not receive a confirmation email upon registering, but you will receive a confirmation email nearer to the event. If you have any worries about your registration then please end an email to the address below. 
*For professional development records, certificate of attendancewere provided at the end of the event

 
About the Workshop

All the different employment statuses in France can be very confusing for a French person, let alone a non-native teacher or translator. The rise of the auto-entrepreneur status and training refoms have made it even more complex to navigate the murky waters of administration. 

In this very practical workshop, Dobrina Ramphort will guide you step-by-step through the process. She will advise you on how to set up a business in France and point out the essential elements to take into account when choosing a stutus . We will look at income tax declarations and examine your rights with the Pôle Emploi as both a employee and micro-entrepreneur. Finally, Dobrina will take you through the current reform of the CPF (compte professionnel de formation). And all that in 3 hours! 

This talk is relevant to teachers of ALL languages and translators as well. Whether you are a teacher/ translator that's considering setting up as an auto-entrepreneur or whether you have already done so and are worried about the implications, this workshop is for you. This is the second time that Dobrina has given a workshop in Lyon for TESOL France, after a huge success in 2015. 

Specific questions can be submitted in advance to lyon@tesol-france.org
 
 
About the Speaker
 

Dobrina Ramphort is an Associate Professor in Law and consultant in International Business Development with extensive experience in company creation and tax law.


11 February 2018








 

A swap shop on Online Professional Development Opportunities



Time: Sunday, February 11th, 9am-12pm
Venue: 
ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne
 
 
About the Workshop

The global reach of our profession, coupled with technological advances, means that there is now a wide range of online development opportunities available to us. Whether it be through a MOOC, distance learning courses, webinars or collaborative projects, the possibilities are now endless for developing and connecting with other ELT professionals.

The aim of this swap shop is to share our experience of online professional development and speak about how it impacted on our teaching. Together, we can create a resource bank of online courses and events to help us create truly global professional networks and ensure that we continue developing as teachers outside of these face-to-face sessions at TESOL France Lyon. Why not work on setting up our own online project?

Let’s share our wealth of experience and resources and come away motivated and inspired by one another.

 


2 December: Teaching ESL to dyslexic adults and   teenagers*


Time:Saturday 2nd December , 9am-12pm
Speaker: Alison Heal
Venue: ILTC 17 Rue de la Victoire 69003 Lyon-NEW ADDRESS!
Registration: 
This venue is not open to the public on weekends, therefore, walk-ins will not be possible..

*For professional development records, certificate of attendancewere provided at the end of the event



About the Workshop

Dyslexia and other learning ‘differences’ are now recognised to be as much of a strength in real life as they are a disadvantage in some classrooms. This workshop will briefly consider how differences including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD are all part of the reality of neurodiversity. Then, beginning with some of the challenges which teenaged and adult students might face in learning English as an additional language, the workshop will move on to providing practical advice for teachers. The strengths of those who learn in alternative ways will be considered, as well as their struggles.

The aim is to provide teachers with an outlook and techniques which will enhance their English teaching for a very broad spectrum of students. Strategies which work well for dyslexic pupils are recognised to boost the progress of a much wider range of learners. By becoming more in tune with inclusive practice, teachers can better meet the needs of the entire class, or directly target one-to-one and small-group work.

About the Speaker

Alison Heal began teaching in Cumbria, England, in 1990. She soon realised that she identified most with those in the class who had learning ‘differences’, so she retrained to teach dyslexic learners. She has worked as a SENCO in English schools, a teacher for children, teenagers and adults, and a consultant and trainer for families and educators. Her almost 13 years in France have combined her passion for learning differently with the experience of teaching English as an additional language. The last 8 years have also included diagnoses of various learning differences within her own family, so her experience is now as personal as it is professional.

 



October 7th: How to Create a Collaborative Class (Wikispaces and PB works)

Time: 9am-midday
Theme: How to Create a Collaborative Class (Wikispaces and PB works

Presenter: Sara Carlesimo
Venue: ILTC 17 Rue de la Victoire 69003 LyonNEW ADDRESS !
 

The best educational technologies enable teachers do more with fewer resources. This workshop will show you how to create a collaborative online workspace for your students through Wikispaces/PBWorks. A wiki is a web site that allows your students to become participants. It's a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process. I'll share some fun content that I've used with my own student Wikis like Fotobabbles, Padlets, Screencast-o-matic and Thinglinks to name just a few. Collaborative learning opens up so many possibilities for your students to learn English through active engagement and participation.  This will be a BYOD (bring your own device) session. Please bring your laptop or plan to share with a friend.

About the speaker
Sarah Carlesimo
Sara Carlesimo was born in Palm Springs, California, but has lived in France      for the past 24 years.

She attended Chapman University in Orange, California; where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. She completed a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology with Central Michigan University's Global Campus in 2016.

She began teaching in a bilingual French school in 1993 and quickly learned to love it. In the past 24 years, she has has taught English in France to every grade level from PSM to CM2 as well as tutoring junior/high school/adult students with online tech tools.

My goal is to make learning English a fun experience for ALL of my students. I want them to be able to say, “My favorite subject in school was English, because I learned AND I had fun!"

 


June 24th, 2017: Language Syllabus Design

Time: 9am-12am
Theme: Language Syllabus Design with Peter Strutt
Venue: ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne
Map: http://tinyurl.com/j32muu3
Contact: lyon@tesol-france.org


At some stage in their career, language teachers will get involved in planning a course programme, whether in a large institution for a course taught over a significant length of time, or for a course geared towards the needs of a specific group of learners during an intensive.
 
Choices of syllabus can range from the more or less purely linguistic, where the grammatical and lexical forms of the language constitute the content of instruction, to the more or less purely task-based where the emphasis is on some real-world or simulated real-world outcome with the overt teaching of language taking the back seat or being dealt with as an outcome of the task performance itself.

Whatever the situation, the principles of syllabus design will come into play. In this talk I will discuss the types of syllabus that are possible together with their strengths and weaknesses and introduce some practical ideas on how to design a coherent syllabus that takes into account the context and wishes of the various stakeholders involved.

Speaker's bio

Peter has spent most of his career in France and until 2007 was employed as a lecturer at the University of London Institute in Paris. Subsequently, he has taught technical translation for the automotive industry in India and run intensive courses at the École nationale de la magistrature, the Collège de France and the École normale supérieure. He also works as a tutor on the DELTA teacher training course run in both distance and face-to-face mode with The ELT Hub, Strasbourg.

This event is FREE to TESOL France members.  Non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change. If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership), the payment will be possible on the day.
IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form  before you come to the workshop.
 
 

March 25th, 2017: A Swap Shop on Project Based Learning  Date: Saturday 25th March 2017

Time: 10am -1pm
Theme: A swap shop on Project Based Learning 
Venue: ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne
Map: http://tinyurl.com/j32muu3
Contact: lyon@tesol-france.org
 
One way to get our students motivated by learning and acquiring the language that is relevant to them, is through Project Based Learning. The shift in acceptance as English as a communication tool rather than an academic subject, has opened up potential for student led learning with often very dynamic outcomes for our classrooms.  

TESOL France Lyon invites you to share with fellow professionals a PBL initiative that you have done with your students. This could be anything from videos and sketches to business plans or pitches. Take us through the steps; what worked? What needed improvement? How did your project motivate your students? How did it help them acquire skills and language relevant to them? What was the reaction from your students? What platforms were used to present your project? 
This is the opportunity to get ideas for future projects as well and sharing and getting feedback for your own project. Let’s share our wealth of experience and resources and come away motivated and inspired by one another. 

This event is FREE to TESOL France members.  Non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change. If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership), the payment will be possible on the day.

IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form on our website, before you come to the workshop. The link to join or renew membership is: http://www.tesol-france.org/en/membership.html

 


 

January 22, 2017: English as a Lingua Franca and the ‘native speaker’ debate:practical classroom ideas for English teachers with Marek Kiczkowiak

Time: 10 am 1 pm
Venue: ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69628 Villeurbanne (Directions: http://bit.ly/2hQI1dZ)
Theme: English as a Lingua Franca and the ‘native speaker’ debate: practical classroom ideas for English teachers
Speaker: Marek Kiczkowiak

This event is free to TESOL France members, non-members registration fee is €8.

It is taken for granted that students prefer ‘native speaker’ teachers. It is also taken for granted that students prefer and should aspire to learn ‘native-like’ English. And as a result, the ‘native speaker’ is seen as not only a better language model, but also a better teacher. However, this really reflect our students’ language goals and needs?

We won’t know until we ask them.

So in this 3-hour session we will discuss:
1. English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is and why it is important for ELT;
2. Raising students’ awareness of the global nature of English;
3. The myths concerning ‘native’ and ‘non-native speaker’ teachers;
4. Recruitment policies in ELT vs. the qualities and skills of effective teachers;
5. Teaching pronunciation and how we can help learners be more intelligible in international settings;
6. Using non-native speakers as valid models of the English language;
7. Adapting your course book to suit the ELF perspective

By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of ELF and its practical implications for ELT. You will learn how to help learners improve their pronunciation and why ‘non-native speakers’ can also be good models of the English language. You will also walk away with an array of ideas and classroom activities aiming to move towards a more lingua franca and international view of the English language.

Marek Kiczkowiak has taught English in 7 countries and currently works as an EAP lecturer in KU Leuven, Belgium. He holds a BA in English, CELTA, DELTA and is currently doing a PhD in TESOL. He co-authors ELT podcasts at www.theteflshow.com and advocates professional equality between ‘native’ and ‘non-native speakers’ at www.teflequityadvocates.com. He frequently presents at international conferences and gives teacher training sessions focusing on ELF and native speakerism. Apart from face-to-face sessions, he also delivers online courses at http://tefl-equity-courses.teachable.com

This event is free to TESOL France members, non-members registration fee is €8.


December 4th, 2016
TESOL France Lyon presents:
A swap shop on exam training techniques

Sunday 4th December 2016, 9.30am-12pm
ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne
Directions available here.
 

Whether it be the TOEIC, IELTS or BULATS, exam training can be a pretty dry affair, creating restless students and bored teachers. But exams don’t have to equal apathy or stifle participation and creativity ! Come along to the swaphop and learn how your peers overcome the challenges of exam training and come away with lots of innovative ideas to get students engaged in exam preparation. All we ask is that you also bring along a tried and tested activity that’s worked for you in exam training and share this with the group.


This event is FREE to TESOL France members. Non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change.

If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership), the payment will be possible on the day.

IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form on our website, before you come to the workshop. The link to join or renew membership is HERE

For more information please contact Jessica Etridge through our contact page (look for "Regions - Lyon" in the list).
 


25 September 2016

Workshop:  Apply This! An Educational Technology workshop
with Jeremy Levin

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Date: Sunday, September 25th 2016.
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne

Technology will not replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will replace those who do not.  The latter may be debatable, but when done right, technology can make teacher’s lives easier and liven up the classroom. 

This workshop will demonstrate various PowerPoint games, applications, and other favorite ed-tech tools and websites. Some say getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.  It is in my hopes that after this interactive workshop participants will walk away will a full glass.  This will be a BYOD (bring your own device) session.  Come ready with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. 

Jeremy Levin
With an American father and French mother, Jeremy has been split between two cultures and two languages his entire life.  Born and raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Jeremy moved to Lille, France in 2003.  With a Bachelor’s in French-English language studies, it made sense for him to start his career in translation, but he soon realized that something was missing, and it was that he’d rather work with people than sit behind a computer screen all day.  2006 marks the beginning of his teaching career and it has become his passion ever since.  Jeremy specializes in grammar games and educational technology.  He loves finding ways of making subjects that people typically think are boring into something fun.  When he’s not teaching you may find him working on his electronic music mixes, his second passion in life.

This event is FREE to TESOL France members.
Non-member registration fee: €8. Please bring exact change.
If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership) will be possible on the day.
 
IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form on our website, before you come to the workshop. The link to join or renew membership is HERE
 
 
 

TESOL France Lyon: Alexander Laube - Using Drama in the ELT Classroom 

Date: Sunday, May 22nd 2016.
Time: 2.30pm-5pm
Venue: ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne

For more information please contact Jessica Etridge through our contact page (look for "Regions - Lyon" in the list).

Summary
“When I obtained my TESOL certificate in 1997 before moving to France, I wanted to use Drama as an English teaching method. Some of what I have tried has worked, and this workshop will be centered on the tested and successful uses of Drama which are accessible to a non-specialist in Drama.

Drama can bring so much to the classroom:
• Displacement, where another activity becomes the focus and language use and learning takes place on a secondary level.
• Pleasure while learning, where an interesting and enjoyable activity reinforces the learning process.
• Becoming more at ease and understanding communication in general.
I'll describe what I have done and what works, as well as demonstrating some practical start-points in the form of simple exercises or games which I use.”

Alexander Laube
Raised in New-Zealand, he directed his first play ’The Magic Hand’ by Phillip Mann, for families, in 1983. 1986 marked the start of his professional career, working in a number of fields - notably producing a number of plays with psychiatric patients and staff. He also wrote for the theatre, and formed Moonbeam Theatre with a small group of other actors. Moonbeam Theatre worked intensively, performed around New Zealand, centred in Dunedin. After training in London, and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, he returned to NZ where he obtained a degree in Theatre Studies at Otago University, working as a professional actor and director as well as teaching theatre. Moving to France in 1997, he formed the Flying Pig Theatre Company in 2003, and Line Theatre in 2011. While developing the activity of the company and directing, he continues to act, direct, teach and occasionally write for the company and other organisations.

Registration Information
This event is FREE to TESOL France members. Non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change.

If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership), the payment will be possible on the day.

IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form on our website, before you come to the workshop.

The link to join or renew membership is: http://www.tesol-france.org/en/membership.html

 

TESOL France Lyon: Katie Cospito from Black Cat Publishing - Using graded readers and videos in the classroom.

Date: Saturday June 18th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Venue: ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne

For more information please contact Jessica Etridge through our contact page (look for "Regions - Lyon" in the list).



Reading is key! The Key to Reading!
Whether you are already using readers in your English classes, would like to, but haven't yet had the opportunity, or believe readers have no place in your curriculum, everyone can benefit from Black Cat's innovative expansive reading approach. Expansive reading uses the text and activities as springboards for students to better understand and explore the world around them, all while improving their language skills.  We are not only expanding their horizons, but also expanding the range of activities you can do with your students. Come learn about our variety of graded-readers and blended resources at all levels, and walk away with practical ideas on how to make use of them in your classrooms.

Exploiting Films and Video Clips in your English Classes
Have you ever thought about introducing a grammar topic through film, perfecting your students' presentation skills through a movie clip, or even having your students act in class?  Film can open your students up to a world of English they might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience or understand.  Many teachers, however, believe film takes up precious classroom time and is difficult to exploit without a lot of outside preparation.  Come discover easy ways to exploit videos in your English classes at all levels and get ready to get your students speaking, writing and listening through film.

Katie Cóspito is a teacher, teacher trainer, and the representative for Black Cat books in France.  After three years in Spain teaching English to students from 2-18, she decided to try her hand in the editorial world and made the leap to leaving in France.  Working now with Black Cat allows her to speak to teachers and lead training sessions all over the country.  Drawing on her past experiences as an uninitiated, young teacher, she knows far too well the difficulty which comes with juggling over 800 students, but also the joy in being a student’s first connection with the English-speaking world. She is enthusiastic therefore, about finding teachers the best books available and giving them all the tools to more easily incorporate new English materials in their classes.  Katie continues giving English classes to young learners, not having been able to leave teaching completely behind.  Trilingual, and an avid traveler, she hopes to soon start training teachers in other areas of the world.
 
Black Cat Publishings caters for many languages and this workshop is open to teachers of languages other than English. However, please note that all participants must have a good enough level of English to understand and participate in the workshop. 

Registration Information
This event is FREE to TESOL France members. Non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change.

If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership), the payment will be possible on the day.

IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form on our website, before you come to the workshop.

The link to join or renew membership is: http://www.tesol-france.org/en/membership.html

 

TESOL France presents: Swap shop on speaking & writing activities in Lyon

A workshop run by Jessica Etridge
Saturday 5th March 2016, 10am-1pm
ILTC 28 Rue Louis Guérin, 69100 Villeurbanne


Get your students speaking!
One of the biggest problems we can face in our classrooms is actually getting students to express themselves in English. How many times have we heard "I can understand, but I just can’t speak"?. This inability (or lack of willingness sometimes) can be put down to a variety of reasons, but one things for sure, it can be a real challenge for teachers to get these students to become comfortable expressing themselves.

But once students are chatting away, how can we make sure that they are acquiring the language that they need effectively?

Get your students writing!
Writing can often be considered as a solitary activity with many teachers preferring to give writing tasks for homework, in order to avoid a silent classroom. But writing can be a collaborative task and has its place in an dynamic classroom.

If two heads are better then one, then many teachers are...
Other teachers are the biggest and most powerful resource that we have. The aim of the swap shop is to feed off each other’s expertise. Each participant brings a speaking and/or writing activity that’s really worked for them and demonstrates it in small groups to the other participants. You bring along one idea and you will come away with an array of effective speaking and writing activities for your classroom! The ideas don’t have to be revolutionary, but just something that works for you, from a tried and tested warmer to a fun activity encouraging language accuracy. Let’s work together to make ourselves more innovative teachers!

This event is FREE to TESOL France members.  Non-member registration fee is €8. Please bring exact change.

If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership), the payment will be possible on the day. If you would like to join, please fill out the online membership form here before you arrive. 


IMPORTANT: Before you join, or renew please be sure to fill out the Members Registration Form on our website, before you come to the workshop.

For more information please contact Jessica Etridge through our contact page (look for "Regions - Lyon" in the list).
 


TESOL France Lyon on November 14th 2015.

Speaker: Dobrina Ramphort
Time:  9:30am -12:00
 
 

The first ever joint TESOL France Lyon and Grenoble Event!


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





 


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