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VRT3 Young Learners

20. April 2012 @ 10:30 pm - 21. April 2012 @ 12:00 am

Friday, 20 April 2012- 10:30pm GMT | 7:30am Tokyo (Saturday) | 3:30pm Los Angeles
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Parallel Sessions (90 min)

Patrick Jackson


100 Billion Fun Activities (to make your classes come alive)

If you’re watching this talk you’re probably a technology lover. This all-consuming, addictive fascination with the digital world can get in the way of some really important basics, especially with young learners. This unfashionably low-tech talk will look at some of these basics, vegetables, books, songs and things I have learned from my children in the past week or so. I will also talk a bit about Linked Language Learning and how we’re all in the same boat. It may become a trifle freeform. Apologies in advance.


Following a number of enjoyable educational and career false starts, I moved to Japan in 1997 and spent 12 years there teaching English. (for more info see comment box below)

Ayat Tawel


Harry Potter Book Project in Edmodo: A Collaborative Initiative Between Students from Egypt and Canada 
With an increasing acceptance of children using internet for academic purposes, comes apprehension pertaining to their safety and well-being when online. While as educators we want children to become more « net savvy », we need to temper this with precautions to keep them safe on the web. 

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Bio Ayat Tawel

I’m an EFL teacher from Cairo, Egypt. I have been teaching different age groups and levels for more than ten years. I’m currently teaching young learners. (for more info see comment box below)

Barbara Sakamoto
From Speaking to Writing: Teaching Literacy with Young Learners


Students learn to speak before learning to read and write. This foundation enables students to learn to write using language that is familiar, and allows them to learn to read by reading words that already have meaning to them. In this presentation, I’ll demonstrate writing and reading activities appropriate for pre-literate students, emergent readers and writers, and growing readers and writers. Participants will learn simple reading and writing activities to use with their own classes.

Bio Barbara Sakamoto

Barbara is a Program Director and author for iTDi’s English For Teachers course, and co-author of the best-selling young learners EFL series, Let’s Go (Oxford University Press). She has taught English, ESL, and EFL for more than 25 years… (for more info see comment box below)

VRT3 Young Learners


20. April 2012 @ 10:30 pm
21. April 2012 @ 12:00 am


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