Webinar series 1: Using video in ELT
Our Using video in ELT webinar series provides teachers with high quality advice from ELT EdTech experts. The webinar series shares engaging ideas, sound theory, and reliable strategies for using video with your learners.
Each expert offers many simple ways for you to enhance learning using video resources.
Find the webinar you want below.
Webinar 1: Best practices for teaching with video synchronously – Vicky Saumell
(IATEFL LTSIG Joint Coordinator)
Our first session starts with an overview of how to use video in ELT. Vicky Saumell looks at the benefits of using video in ELT, provides guidelines for choosing the right videos and explores video viewing strategies when using video synchronously. The session’s content is grounded in current theories and highlights multiliteracies, meaningful interaction, higher order thinking skills, as well as the opportunities to create a more multicultural and inclusive class. By the end of the webinar, you will be able to make informed decisions to be able to start using video effectively in class.
Webinar 2: How to design an effective video-based lesson plan – Cecília Nobre
(EAP tutor, Ozyegin University; ELT Ambassador)
The second webinar provides some hands-on experience on how to critically analyse three video-based lesson plans. Cecília both highlights the importance of using authentic videos in the classroom and discusses how we can use authentic videos in an integrated skills lesson. Viewers are encouraged to design an outline for a video-based lesson. By the end of the webinar, you will feel more confident and motivated to choose authentic videos and design your own video-based lesson plans.
Webinar 3: Engaging students through asynchronous video-based lessons – Sophia Mavridi
(Lecturer in Digital Technologies & English Language Teaching, De Montfort University, UK)
In our third webinar, Sophia Mavridi takes us into asynchronous teaching contexts, such as blended learning, flipped teaching, and fully asynchronous online contexts. As more and more classes are moving online, teachers are looking for engaging and pedagogically sound ways to help students learn remotely. The use of asynchronous video can offer unique opportunities for this but it usually raises a number of questions for teachers: What are the principles of using video asynchronously? Do teachers need to create their own videos or use ready-made ones? How can they scaffold and engage students at a distance? This interactive session looks at the pedagogy of using video in the asynchronous, blended and flipped classroom and suggest effective and practical ways this can be achieved.
Webinar 4: Making the best use of the Sensations English platform – Russell Stannard
(NILE associate trainer and educational technology consultant at King’s College University, London)
The final webinar in our Using Video in ELT series is a talk from Russell Stannard which is packed with ideas that will focus on exploiting the key features of the Sensations English platform – with an emphasis on making students more autonomous and independent. Russell also gives advice on a number of free and simple tools that link well with the Sensations English platform and which offer useful ways of formatively assessing students and building a strong link between the live lesson and the homework.
Teaching with video offers thousands of possibilities for learning!
Teachers can use video resources in many ways to engage learners, develop language skills and systems knowledge, build learners’ confidence, explore identity, and develop critical thinking skills.
Video resources can inspire projects, inform students’ own research and enhance their world view, and they bring more real-world contexts into learning, but teachers often don’t receive clear guidance and support on exploiting video for learning.
Our first series of Sensations English webinars for teachers explores using video effectively in English Language Teaching. We want to help teachers feel confident and empowered using these powerful resources.
Each webinar is presented by a leading expert in video pedagogy. They share useful insights and demonstrate practical strategies to give you more confidence and develop structures for teaching using video.
- Get expert advice on ways to add to your students’ learning using video.
- Build your skills on how to use video in your classes.
- Explore the impact of video news resources on engagement, intake and critical thinking.