The Innovate ELT 2021 Conference by OxfordTEFL

What did we learn from last year’s online conference, and what will be different this year? Last year was our first InnovateELT online conference. We aimed to replicate all the warmth and sparkle of our traditional conference online, not an easy thing to do in the wake of zoom fatigue and a prevailing consensus among […]

Innovate ELT Conference May 8th – 9th

We are excited to announce that Oxford TEFL Barcelona will be hosting the Innovate ELT conference this May. This conference is in conjunction with ELT Jam and three IATEFL SIGS (Special Interest Groups) and will be different to a regular conference.   As well as traditional presentations, there will also be talks which include mini […]

Free teacher workshops at Oxford TEFL Barcelona this February

Are you a teacher in Barcelona? Take advantage of our free teacher training workshops at our centre next to Passeig de Gracia.   These workshops are open to any TEFL teachers who are interested in learning some tricks of the trade from experienced teachers. From using phonetics in the classroom to theatre with adults and […]

Free teacher workshops at Oxford TEFL Barcelona this November

If you are in Barcelona, why don’t you take advantage of our free teacher training workshops at our centre next to Passeig de Gracia? These workshops are open to any TEFL teachers who are interested in learning some tricks of the trade from experienced teachers. From vocabulary for young learners to classroom management to activities […]

Workshop report: Andrea Downing’s workshops

Well, the Prague March workshop cycle began in style with Andrea Downing’s two fascinating workshops and the feedback from participants was extremely positive. The first “Getting There” looked at what options available for teachers, beyond teaching and whether it is possible to put together a career plan. The discussion started with six main areas: Academic […]

We Are Connected! George Chilton

The aim of this workshop is to provide the teacher with a range of educational technology tools. Together, we will examine technology designed for in class collaboration, and also to help connect the students with English outside the classroom. With the right activities we can use technology to challenge and motivate students, encouraging language production […]

Workshop preview: Teaching “I’m” before “I am” (David Young)

“I was recently asked to do a conference workshop in Bratislava and as is the way with these things, the deadline for submissions came around all too fast and I simply threw down a title and some blurb to keep things moving. When I started to actually think about the content of the workshop and […]

Workshop preview: “Big Bang Teaching” with Sean Hayward

I was watching an episode of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory recently when one scene struck me as something I could use in class. My initial idea was to use it to demonstrate an activity (i.e. as an instruction), rather than as material for a whole class or classes. This was for a group […]

Workshop preview: Dancing in the dark

In this video, Oxford TEFL’s Duncan Foord talks about his workshop, “Dancing in the Dark”. “Some conversations we have at work with colleagues, bosses and students don’t go very well. Others we simply avoid when it would be better not to. How do we say what needs to be said? To shine some light on […]