The IATEFL Computer SIG
Virtual Pre-Conference Event
Paul's Tutor Group
Paul Brett, PhD
My name is Marisa and I am from València (Spain). I live and work here. I am a primary English and French teacher and I have being teaching young learners during 15 years. At the moment I am not teaching children. I work as teacher trainer and Educational Adviser, so that my work has completely changed. I have lots of experience in teaching children and it has been a challenge to start planning courses for teachers and giving sessions. I am in charge of preparing the introduction of the FL to very small children in our schools (6 / 7 year old). Its hard work but it's worthwhile.
My name is Alicia Rey and I am from Argentina. I live in a town in the North East of the country, very near Brazil. Most of my friends say that Im a bit of an anorak with CALL, Multimedia and Internet and they ARE right!
My family confirm that and add that I am an EFL fan.Ive been teaching English for 13 years now and I travelled to England 6 consecutive Argentine "summers" i.e. six cold English "winters" to attend teacher training courses. Strange / incredible though it may sound for many of you I would really look forward to leave the tropical weather and go for the training. That said, I now guess my new friends will also consider me an anorak!
I am also very interested in NLP and humanistic approaches. I find them completely fascinating. Whats more, they are what people need nowadays, after so much contact with hi-tech stuff. And this is where a have teach English in a multimedia environment to small groups of students. The is the place where I have 4 PCs connected to the Internet and where I would like to try on/line teaching in the near future.
Daan van der Tuin :
I have taught in Dutch secondary education for thirty years now. In our system communication is the main item. So a lot of attention is paid to speaking and writing letters.
Students in my classes (12 to 14 year-olds) work independently as the books are fit for that. Teachers find this type of work a bit frightening in the beginning for they feel they are losing control of the class and the students. But after the first tests, if mainly sufficient, they begin to feel better.
In our computer room we practise with programmes that go with the English books. In some higher forms we practise with reading texts or advertisements from newspapers. But as far as internet is concerned, this is still so new to me that I have not yet worked with students on the internet.
I hope to increase my knowledge in PCE, so that I will be able to use internet in my future lessons.
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I'm an EFL teacher in Valladolid, Spain where I've
lived for ten years now. Last year I was director of studies at a well established
language school. This year I've changed jobs to be part-time with fewer work
responsibilities, to be able to look after my little boy, born last April.