TTEd PCE Harrogate 2014- Programme


The Basics and Beyond: A day of trainer development’    


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Tessa Woodward

10:00- 10:15 Opening remarks (IATEFL TTEd SIG Committee)

10:15- 10:45 Input (Tessa Woodward)

# Terminology. (How we can talk to each other: names and roles.) What do we share? Core tasks of teacher trainers: Sharing information with teachers, helping with lesson planning, observing, giving feedback, giving support.

10:45- 11:30 Group work

# Task one: to find out about others in the group in terms of the initial input, part one (Terminology) . Task two: take one core task and discuss all the practical ways those in the group know for doing it. Prepare a poster on this.

11:30- 12:00 Coffee break

12:00- 12:30 Group presentations

# Washing line poster presentations and discussion

12:30 – 13:00 Recap (Tessa Woodward)

# Building repertoire and building understanding

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00- 14:40 Committee members slot

Burcu Tezcan-Unal

Learning technologies and affective elements of language teaching from a teacher training perspective’.

14:45-15:15 Input (Tessa)

1# Different supervisory models and how these affect terminology and the core tasks of trainers.

15:15- 15:45 Coffee Break

15:30- 16:00 Group work

# Task one: Looking at teacher observation sheets to exemplify the last input.

#Task two: How to line up different ways of doing a core task with different models

16:00- 16:30 Group presentations

# Core tasks done in differing ways according to different models.

16:30 – 17:00 Recap and feedback (Tessa Woodward)

# The four column analysis applied to this session

TTEd SIG Mugla Event, September 2013

IATEFL TTEdSIG conference supported by YLs SIG was held in Muğla/ Marmaris, Turkey on 20-21 September 2013 at Muğla POSTERSıtkı Koçman University.


Carol Read at her session

The main aim of the conference entitled “Projecting onto Teaching Young Learners” was to create a platform in which Young Learner specific issues, teacher training and education, learning and teaching dynamics are discussed.

IATEFL Young Learners& Teenagers SIG supported our event with their representative Dr Janice Bland, University of Paderborn. Our distinguished speakers Carol Read, the president of IATEFL Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Aydan Ersöz, the president of the Turkish teachers association (INGED)  Prof. Dr. Birsen Tutunis, the coordinator of IATEFL TTEd SIG  shared their insights and invited us to think about the latest teaching, training and assessment methodology in EFL for young learners.

The conference  aimed to attract local and international teachers, teacher trainers and EFL practitioners whose expertise is mainly based on young learners in EFL.

Proposals for oral presentations, workshops, and poster presentations were done on the following  themes:

1)   School experience and the mentoring of student teachers


Carol Read and Birsen Tutunis with some delegates

2)   Alternative evaluation for young learners

3)   Literacy and young learner foreign language teaching

4)   The new 4+4+4 system and the new young learners program in Turkey

5)   Drama and young learners

6)   Teaching English to young learners through ICT materials

7)   Parental involvement in teaching English to young learners

8)   Pre-service and in-service young learners teacher training

We believe that this event provided an occasion for us to gain insights, leading to better understanding and appreciation of our profession.

TTEd SIG 2014- Harrogate

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.37.09 PM‘The Basics and Beyond: A day of trainer development’

The day will be lead by Tessa Woodward, the founder of this SIG, and will alternate 30 minute slots of presentation with 45 minute slots of group work and discussion so that participants can learn from each other and make sure that the day is relevant to their own needs. The topics floated in Tessa’s part of the day will include:

– Establishing communication and terminology with teacher trainers, teacher educators, and mentors in differing settings,

– Core roles and tasks,

– Different ways of doing our core tasks, building a repertoire of process options,

– Different supervisory models and how these affect terminology, core tasks and process options,

– Teacher observation sheets analysed according to supervisory model,

The afternoon session will be led by IATEFL TTEdSIG committee members and will include a session given by Burcu Tezcan-Unal. The theme is ‘Learning technologies and affective elements of language teaching from a teacher training perspective’.

We will finish with

– Tessa Woodward’s  sessions of input, workshop, group presentations and feedback.

All welcome!

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