My blog has been rather neglected recently, and the main reason is that I have been preparing to go to my first ever IATEFL conference.
Back in June 2011 I applied for the International House John Haycraft classroom exploration scholarship, which would enable me to become a member of IATEFL and attend the Glasgow conference. In August I found out that I was one of the two lucky winners of the scholarship. Since then I have been doing classroom-based research, the results of which I will present on Wednesday 21st March at 17:55GMT. Many of you helped me out a lot in late 2011 when I published a survey for students on their use of Internet resources for their English.
Over the last month, my preparation has intensified. I have collated the results and put together my presentation, recorded an audio version of it and written a full text version of all of my findings. I will publish all of this on Wednesday, hopefully slightly before the presentation itself so that even if you can’t attend, you can still experience the full joy of research 😉 You can also follow the conference online, including live streaming of many of the sessions.
For those who will be at IATEFL, hopefully I will see you at my presentation (Wednesday 21st March, 17:55-18:40, Boisdale 2), entitled ‘Go online: getting your students to use Internet resources’. To help you decide whether you want to come or not, Adam Simpson interviewed me and created a presenter profile with the results. I’m looking forward to (re-)meeting a lot of my PLN, especially after the great experience I had in Paris in November last year.
Once it’s all over, hopefully I will get back to blogging a little more regularly, and I will, of course, share my experiences of the conference with you too!