Thanks to British Council, I was informed about the videos of some speakers in the IATEFL conference. It is possible to watch some of the videos on the website “http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2011/“ Here are some videos I recommend you to watch:
In this talk he considers 3 hypotheses:
● meaning comes from the use of language rather than from language itself
● we use language to point to thoughts
● the real meaning of an utterance isn’t the literal meaning of what we say but the unspoken thought that we intend to communicate and that our utterance points to.
In this presentation, she discusses how rapid socio-cultural change, driven by a hyper-competitive consumer economy, has transformed children’s lives in ways that can affect physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. She also looks at the simple ways adults can work together to ‘detoxify’ childhood – all of which are free…
He discusses a recent four-minute film of the poem (http://vimeo.com/13641637) that can be used in class to free students from the idea that a poem can have only one meaning.
Full-Body Spelling Workout
For some learners, English spelling is a nightmare! Giving abstract spelling concepts a physical form, by using the body and hands, helps make the business of learning spelling manageable, fun and memorable for all.