The use of digital technology has brought fundamental changes to teaching and learning. In this context, the ‘flipped classroom’ and ‘blended learning’ are becoming more familiar terms.
Learners’ active involvement in knowledge acquisition and construction as they participate in and evaluate their learning is a vital element of teaching. Flipping and blending support these goals by offering essential, additional time and space for students to explore, experiment, practise and analyse to deepen their understanding.
This webinar explores effective approaches to blended learning which help to scaffold students to develop higher-order thinking skills. In the process, we consider how and in what ways blended learning is effective.Effective-blended-learning-essentials-for-ELT-–-Vicky-Bagheri-–-Sensations-English-webinar-for-teachers-1
Vicky is an experienced ELT teacher, trainer, executive director and online IELTS Trainer and regularly delivers education workshops and talks and is currently writing an exciting IELTS study resource. A TESOL Educator, CUP Teacher Trainer, TOEFL & IELTS & GMAT & GRE Lecturer and Cambridge English Examiner, Vicky also runs the online school, Virtual Educators Ltd.
Sensations English was a finalist in the 2021 British Council ELTons award for Innovation in Learner Resources and won two British Council ELTons commendations! The first, for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, recognised the global and social range of our English learning content, covering contemporary issues and giving learners access to a wide range of issues and global English voices.
Secondly, we were the only winners of the British Council’s inaugural commendation for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action! Our content covers such a diverse range of climate and sustainability content, opening learners’ minds to global issues and efforts to resolve them, giving learners the language to engage and raise their voices in this vital area of life.
How Sensations English works
Our lesson resources make equality, diversity and inclusion and sustainability a central element of language learning. We recognise learners as multi-competent speakers and multicultural citizens who are eager to share their ideas and engage with others on important topics in their lives.
The high-quality, global, news-based study resources take a person-centred approach, representing diverse cultures and identities across our seven learning themes. The wide range of video and article news reports includes interactive games and study tools that connect the issues with students’ language learning.
As all resources are graded at five levels (A2-C1), they make sometimes complex topics accessible to all learners. With Sensations English, it’s easy to explore language features and improve sub-skills using inclusive resources which also help to connect lessons to learners’ own situations and experiences. This helps learners to think about their own contexts and develop their own voices.