The US Embassy and Argentine Binational Centers are launching the 2021 Teaching Capacity Building Program by tapping into the expertise of Argentine ELT specialists who have participated in US Embassy sponsored professional development programs. These Teacher Alumni have generously put together a series of free webinars to share their best practices and the experience gained in addressing the challenges of remote, in-person and hybrid teaching and learning scenarios.
The webinars will be delivered on Zoom and YouTube from June to November 2021, and will be hosted by ATICANA, IICANA and ISICANA.
Lesson wrappers that spice it up!
🗓️ June 29 – 2.30 PM UTC-3
Lesson wrappers contribute to the development of metacognitive skills. Metacognition refers to the awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes. This skill is considered to be one of the most relevant ones in order to learn a foreign language and progress. In fact, it shapes the way we face learning in general. What are lesson wrappers? How many types are there? How can we apply them both to f2f and virtual environments?
Designing e-activities for EFL lessons during the COVID pandemic
The use of technology has become an essential part of the teaching and learning process during the current Covid-19 pandemic, with teachers and students facing many challenges of all kinds. But one positive consequence from this experience has been an opportunity to rethink how digital technologies can be used to support and enhance the teaching and learning of a foreign language. The aim of this presentation is to describe and discuss different kinds of e-activities designed and implemented in EFL lessons at a secondary school using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). By integrating ICT, we are not only developing our students’ digital literacy, which will then be required in their future career and profession, but we are also helping promote self-esteem, various learning styles, creativity and motivation. Drawing on Constructivism and findings of research into second language acquisition, design strategies and procedures for implementing e-activities for the EFL lesson will be introduced and analyzed as well as ways of assessing them.