This event took place on Wednesday 20 January 2021, and the recording is now available on this page.
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About the webinar
Has lockdown affected the way you teach languages?
We heard from teachers in a range of different contexts on how they’ve worked to make sure that young people can still increase their knowledge and skills, whether they are learning, in class, at home or online.
About the panel
This was a panel event, with speakers from around the world, followed by questions from the audience.
Read this article to get tips from the panel members for boosting interaction in online lessons to develop learners' language skills.
Ruth Horsfall is the Young Learner Courses Manager for the British Council in Spain. She has been working as a teacher, centre manager and academic manager in Spain for over 20 years and specialises in teaching and learning English with Early Years and Primary students. Ruth works closely with language teachers, both in her organisation and in schools in Spain, and since completing her MA in Education and Applied Linguistics in 2010, has been particularly interested in the areas of language and literacy as well as motivation and engagement in the classroom. Most recently Ruth has led the British Council Spain response to the lockdown situation, moving thousands of learners and hundreds of teachers to the virtual classroom environment, working with academic leads and teachers across the country to ensure the online language learning experience for students is engaging, communicative and fulfils objectives.
Leonor Marin Cruz is National English Teachers Association PERU TEC's Academic Advisor as LatinAmerica and Caribbean Society of Well-Being President. She will share how peruvian teachers dealt with the Pandemic in 2019 and reflections teachers have made in order to improve their teaching online during this 2021 lockdown, based on conducted Surveys.
Candida Javaid is Head of German at The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe in the United Kingdom. She has been teaching languages in the UK since 2005. Her main interests are pedagogy and language acquisition. She has an MA in Education and in 2020 she completed the Chartered Teacher Programme, where her final research project focused on how support materials modelling a teaching activity can improve student confidence in using authentic texts in the KS3 MFL classroom.
Olena Molodek is a teacher of English and a class teacher at Gymnasium № 7 specialising in English, Chernivtsi in Ukraine, and a teacher trainer for the British Council Ukraine. She has been involved in teaching since 1997. She is convinced that 3Rs (Rapport, Respect and shared Responsibility) are vital for language learning. She highlighted the key stages of the lockdown situation in Ukraine and shared her teaching expertise in online schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic and lessons learned.
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