What is the teacher necessary for? (IATEFL 2017 video)

In this talk, delivered at the IATEFL 2017 conference in Glasgow, I looked at various activities that take place in class, bearing in mind which of these activities could be done independently by our students with more or less the same effect, and where the teacher’s presence and expertise add some extra value.

The slides that I used in my presentation can be downloaded here.

REFERENCES (in order of appearance)

Sugata Mitra Kids can teach themselves

Sugata Mitra The child-driven education

Hugh Dellar and Andrew Walkley Teaching Lexically: Principles and Practice, Delta Publishing, 2016, p. 15

Sebastian Lesniewski Developing a pleasant non-native accent

Laura Patsko The ear of the beholder: helping learners understand different accents of English

Sebastian Lesniewski Study skills: teaching learners how to learn

Diane Larsen-Freeman Shifting metaphors from computer input to ecological affordances, IATEFL 2016 Birmingham Conference Selections pp. 10-19



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