Led by Tim Leigh (MMU)

Date: Saturday, 16th May 2020. 10.00 am start.

Plenary presenters:
Tim Leigh (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Dr Tammy Gregersen (American University of Sharjah)


Tim Leigh: Tim Leigh slides

Dr Gregersen: 
Tammy Gregersen slides

Webinar Video 16-05-20

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The webinar will consist of 2 events and is open to all.


EVENT 1 - 10.00 am to 11 am

‘Online Teaching: Changing your TESOL Toolset’

Tim Leigh - Manchester Metrolpolitan University

The one-hour session will commence with a critical overview of the key skills and tools an online teacher should possess. It will then showcase technologies to effectively deliver online language classes in a range of contexts, and will conclude with opportunities for discussion and best-practice sharing.

Themes covered by this webinar:

• Online classroom management.

• Teaching the four skills online.

• Synchronous and asynchronous tasks and activities.

Tim Leigh has worked in TESOL for the past 15 years. He has spent time in the Far East, the Middle East, Europe, and more recently in UK Higher Education. He currently works as a Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Language Centre, where he lectures on the BA TESOL degree, co-ordinates a range of ESP programmes, and is the Course Director for Trinity’s Cert TESOL.


EVENT 2 – 11.15 am to 12 noon am approx

'Teacher Well Being'  

Dr. Tammy Gregersen (Co-author 'Teacher Well Being' (with Sarah Mercer) published by OUP).

This will take place after a short break after session 1.


Dr. Tammy Gregersen - Professor. PhD in Linguistics, Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile

Tammy Gregersen has taught English as a foreign or second language while simultaneously educating teachers in the same in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Northern Iowa (USA) and the Universidad de Atacama (Chile) since 1990. Her specific teaching interests embrace language teaching methodology, authentic classroom assessment and integrating culture; her research interests explore the emotional and psychological variables associated with second language acquisition (including positive psychology), nonverbal communication in target language interactions, and individual differences in language learning. She has co-authored four books and over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has travelled worldwide providing workshops and conference presentations.

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