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IATEFL’s Business English online symposium

IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group) is having a free online summer symposium on June 24 and 25 entitled Teaching Business English with Digital Technologies!  It’s very easy to register for the plenary and concurrent sessions, where you’ll be able to watch and participate in the sessions and chat with educators from around the world about business English topics.  Don’t worry too much about the different time zones: there’s at least one that will fit your schedule!

June 24 | Plenary – Pete Scharma : Business English in the Digital Age
June 24 | Talk – Valentina Dodge : English360 Mix & Match – creating personalised blended learning paths for BE students
June 24 | Talk – Marjorie Rosenberg : Making Use of Profession English Online
June 24 | Talk – Nick Robinson : Making it relevant: Dogme, the Web and business English materials

June 25 | Talk – Kristen Acquaviva : Smart Learning: A Guide to Integrating Smart Phones into the Classroom
June 25 | Talk – Mike Hogan : Lessons learned from teaching Business English online using clients’ virtual meeting software
June 25 | Talk – Shiv Rajendran : Business English and virtual worlds
June 25 | Talk – Graham Stanley : Social networking and PPLNs (Personal Professional Learning Networks) for Business English teachers

For full schedule and abstracts, click here.
Join a  sessions online here and follow the instructions.
View BESIG’s wiki for this symposium here.

PS – If you’re interested in Business English, why not contact Stephen Allen or Aga Palalas about creating a Business English SIG with TESL Toronto or get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Comments (3)

  • Reply Foreign Languages Made Easy - June 24, 2011

    Excellent post this is a great help to others…

  • Reply Valentina Dodge - June 25, 2011

    Great to see the agenda up here and all the links to the wiki, it’s nice for those of us here in Preston (who have travelled from other European countries eg. Italy, Latvia, Germany etc) to know that there’s interest and global reach. Looking forward to hearing your feedback and being able to connect post – Symposium.
    Thanks again for sharing,

    • Reply Tyson - June 25, 2011

      Hi Valentina,
      Just trying to spread the word. I hope some people took advantage! We’re also, as an organisation, beginning our own SIGs and I hoped this would be inspiration.

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