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Q&A webinar session for English File

Join author and teacher trainer, Christina Latham-Koenig, for this one-off Q&A webinar session about Spain’s best-selling English Language coursebook English File.

Details of the webinar:

Date: Friday 3rd June

Time: 11:00 – 12:00 (CET)

Register Now!

Christina_Latham-KoenigHave you got a question? Don’t forget to send us your questions to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #EFaskchristina

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to ask Christina your burning questions or anything you would like to know about English File and join the online teaching community!

For more information about this session and future events, check out the Global Webinars page.

We look forward to seeing you online!EF

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Oxford at EICE Valencia

Last week Oxford University Press España sponsored and participated in the I International Conference on English Teaching in Educational Institutions, better known as EICE.

The conference took place over 3 days with a number of fascinating sessions with some of the biggest names in the educational sector and over 400 teachers in attendance.

Representing OUPE there were three authors and speakers Paul Kelly, Nina Lauder and Jane Cadwallader who each delivered practical and interactive sessions. Paul started the day with his session on Critical thinking and active writing for a huge crowd of Secondary teachers, Nina gave a particularly imaginative session Creative Juices for ELT and CLIL teachers, and finally Jane gave an uplifting session on The portrait of a 21st century learner aimed at bilingual teachers.

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Paul Kelly in action!

Jane Cadwallader

Jane Cadwallader at EICE

We thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and would like to take this opportunity to thank the three speakers and to all of the teachers in attendance!

Were you there? We would love to hear from you!

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A big thank you!

We are coming to the end of the Meet the Authors events and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making it such a special year; from those behind the scenes, the authors, the speakers and of course you the teachers! Without you, none of this would be possible.

We hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the sessions but more importantly found them useful for your own professional development.

During the sessions we took many photos, so please check out our photo gallery and see if you can spot yourself in the multitude of teachers!

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Did you take any pictures at one of the events? Don’t forget to share them on our Twitter page @OUPELTSpain and remember to use the hashtag #MTA + the name of your event e.g. #MTAMadrid

We look forward to doing it all again next year and hope to see you all back for more!

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Oxford at TESOL-SPAIN

Last month Oxford University Press participated in the TESOL-SPAIN annual conference that took place in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

The theme of the conference this year was “ELT in these Changing Times” with a focus on how English Language Teaching has advanced and where it’s going; from traditional methods to new methodologies, technologies and a new CLIL era.

Representing OUP were two speakers. Alison Blair, co-author of Think, Do, Learn, gave a practical and engaging session entitled Thinking in Shapes and teacher trainer, Donna Fields, gave an interactive workshop about Changing Over to Student-Centred Learning.

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If you weren’t able to make it you can see both Alison and Donna in action as part of our Meet the Authors events! You can catch both teacher trainers in Valencia this week and Donna in Murcia too.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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Meet the Authors 2016

Join us for Oxford Meet the Authors in your region. Meet the experts and experience Oxford training events for yourself.

This year we have no less than 28 events all across Spain as Oxford Meet the Authors events hit the road! We have a fantastic lineup of authors and experts for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary teachers for both English Language and Content teachers.

Check out the full calendar now and register today!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Make the Most relaunch

Due to popular demand we’re re-launching several of the Make the Most online courses. If you’re new to the courses find out all you need to know here.

If you’re a user of any of the following coursebooks register now to access your specialist online course.

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The courses are now open and will run until the end of May. On completion you will receive an Oxford University Press Certificate of Participation.

What are you waiting? Sign up now and join the teaching community!

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Introducing Oxford Podcasts

Oxford Professional Development is proud to announce a brand new project in the form of Oxford Podcasts.

This is an exciting new development where we’ll be bringing you tips and ideas for specific challenges that teachers face on a daily basis. Each edition is linked to our “How to series meaning we’ll be focusing on an array of topics for Pre-Primary to Upper Secondary levels.

Interested? You can find and follow all our podcasts on our SoundCloud page from your PC or directly from your mobile and listen to them on-the-go. You can download the app for free from iTunes or Google Play.

To begin this project, please check our first podcasts:

If you’d like more information about the selected topic, you will shortly be able to access the complete “How to Guide” on Oxford Premium in the Teacher Training folder.

We hope you enjoy each podcast but above all, find them useful. We will continue to develop new podcasts throughout the year and we look forward to you joining us. You can also keep up-to-date with all the newest podcast editions from the Podcasts page.

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Don’t worry, be “app”y!

In the last post we looked at a variety of educational apps from OUP available for students and teachers. This week we’ll look at some more fun but useful apps that you can implement in the classroom.

Smartphones, in particular, are frowned upon in the classroom but why not turn a common distraction into a valuable and motivating learning tool?

A simple search on the internet will provide you with infinite options, so here are a few apps and activities that you might want to try out:

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Google Keep

Use this great app to capture what’s on your mind. Add notes, lists, photos or even record a voice memo. Better still, instantly share your ideas with classmates and allow them to collaborate, start debates and expand a topic further.
soundcloud SoundCloud SoundCloud is a popular app to listen to music and audio for free. As a teacher you could suggest songs or audio clips for your students to listen to. Similarly, you or the students can record audio; for example, dictation activities, podcasts, listening comprehensions and much more!
instagram Instagram An extremely popular app to share photos so take advantage and get your students to search photos to create a picture project; a picture story board, picture dictionary, borrowed holidays and much more.
vimeo Vimeo Similar to Instagram and SoundCloud, Vimeo is an app to search and upload media content, but in this case videos. Students can record themselves individually or in group projects on their smartphones and share their work with other students or the teacher.
kahoot Kahoot! Kahoot! supports learning through the creation of educational games, and new understanding through playing them. It’s a game-based learning platform which students or teachers create, discover, launch and play games.
QR QR Codes
QR stands for Quick Response and these images can be seen everywhere plus there are apps or websites to create your own! QR codes can be linked to almost anything; a picture, a web-link, a video, a file etc. For a fun project get your students to create and share their QR codes to reveal “hidden” information.

Most of the above ideas were demonstrated in our last Oxford Webinar with Abel Gálvez – Mobilize your class: turn on your smartphone, please. You can watch the highlights of this webinar on Youtube and shortly the full recording will be uploaded to Oxford Premium.

For even more ideas on how to implement new technologies in the classroom you can see Abel Gálvez in action for his third and final webinar: A smart world at your fingertips on the 12th April – register now!

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What’s “app-ening”?

It’s no secret that digital resources and new technologies are more and more prominent in the world of education and in the daily classroom environment. Nowadays most of us, as well as students no matter what age, have access to tablets or smartphones meaning the birth of many new and innovative apps for education. These apps range from educational games and activities for learners to digital resource hubs for teachers.

Do you use any educational apps?

Oxford University Press has also developed several apps for both learners and educators that you can use on-the-go, at home or in the classroom provided you have a tablet or smartphone that is compatible.

Here are just some of the apps that you may find interesting:

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VocApp

 

The VocApp provides a fun and flexible way to help students learn the key vocabulary items presented in the units of each of the Student’s Books. Available for Key to Bachillerato, Mosaic, Spectrum & Over To You.
EF English File Pronunciation App The app that gets you talking. At present, only a demo is available. Using the English Sounds Chart you can practice sounds, words and sentences taken from the New English File coursebooks.
wordchampions Word Champions Word Champions is a free word game where the more words you know, the more points you score. Challenge your friends and join a growing community of players and play to be Word Champion of the world!
Gamebooks Gamebooks Read & Learn English Gamebooks acts as an interactive eBook with audio in which young readers unlock games and puzzles as they read the book. Download books from the award-winning Dominoes Graded Readers series.
OLB Oxford Learners Bookshelf Learn English through e-books for coursebooks and Graded Readers. Watch video, listen to audio, complete interactive activities and much more. Works best with tablets.
ELT Oxford Catalogues 2016 View the ELT and CLIL offer from Oxford University Press directly from your smartphone or tablet.

 

OP Oxford Plus An online platform for teachers and students to access their digital coursebook content from their tablets.

 

Sound interesting? You can download any of the above apps from the Google Play Store or iTunes. Simply type the name of the app in the search bar and click install!

Don’t get left behind and join the technical revolution! Check back next week for even more educational apps where we’ll look at some resources you can use in class with your students.

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Don’t forget to sign up!

Would you like to start the New Year with a training session? Don’t forget there is still time to register for the upcoming Oxford events!

Oxford Seminar for Academies and Private Language Schools in Barcelona

This Oxford Seminar will take place on the morning of Friday 22nd January in Barcelona. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see both Catherine Walter and Jamie Keddie in action.

For full information, see the Teacher Training Events page. Places are limited so register now.

Oxford Webinars

From the end of January and throughout the second trimester we have an abundance of Oxford Webinars for you to enjoy. Here is a quick recap of what there is to come:

27th January Rachel Playfair CLIL In Action: Functional Language for CLIL Classes
28th January Abel Gálvez Mobilize Your Class: Turn on Your Smartphone, Please
2nd February Donna Fields Changing Over to Student-Centred Learning
9th February Jennifer Dobson Motivating the Whole Child
16th February Rosamaria Felip Fostering Collaboration with New Technologies
25th February Mandy McLoughlin CLIL teacher competences – what do good CLIL teachers do?
3rd March Jamie Keddie Video and Video Narratives

For more information and to register for any of the above webinars check out the Upcoming Webinars & Registration page.

We look forward to seeing you!

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