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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

American English Webinars

The American English Team is pleased to offer American English Webinar Series 3. The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 webinars will receive e-certificates. Participants are encouraged to join the associated Ning ( to participate in discussions, view or download video and other materials from the sessions, and access recordings of the webinars. The series will take place from May 4 to July 13, 2016. Each 60-minute webinar will be held every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. (check http://timeanddate.comfor the time in your region). Please Note! You must register to participate in this webinar series. To take part in the webinars, please register here: **A few days before each webinar, you will receive a reminder email with the link to the webinar from Your computer must have Adobe Flash Player, which comes pre-installed on most computers worldwide. If prompted to do so, you may download the free player at
May 4, 2016"Hey, Kids! Let's Put on a Show!" Theater in the English Language Classroom Presenter: Danielle CaprettiWebinar Description: This webinar focuses on how to use theater in the classroom--from developing short, theater-based activities to putting on a student show. Danielle will answer key questions, such as: 1) How do I choose a dramatic text for my students?2) What language activities could I do with that text?3) How do I cast and direct a student show? By the end of the workshop, you will have an enhanced understanding of using both small- andlarge-scale theater projects in your classroom. Ultimately, the process requires aninterdisciplinary approach--combining language work, theater performance and culture studies.Presenter Bio: Danielle has lived and worked in thirteen countries. In each of these countries, she has beenactive as an actress, director, dancer and choreographer. Danielle has also put on full-lengthproductions with EFL students throughout Europe. In Albania, she led a play reading group atthe American Corner in Tirana for 2 years. Additionally, Danielle has trained teachers in usingtheater in the classroom in Hungary, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy. May 18, 2016“Using Songs to Teach English” Presenter: Kristin Lems Webinar Description:Almost everybody in the world loves music! Our students love music, and we do too. There areso many ways that songs and music can help create a classroom that is happy, interactive, andintellectually challenging. This webinar will share a few of the best techniques. No musical talentnecessary!Presenter Bio: Dr. Kristin Lems lives in Chicago and teaches ESL and Bilingual Education at National LouisUniversity. She has a doctorate in Reading and Language, and a Masters in Teaching English asa Second Language from the University of Illinois.Kristin was a Fulbright Scholarships in both Algeria and Mongolia and was also a Specialist inChile. She has presented her highly successful institute about using music to teach ESL atInternational TESOL for the past ten years. Kristin loves sharing her enthusiasm about music andlanguages whenever possible as a teacher, teacher trainer, and folk singer!

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