Belgium, Netherlands, and France

Events

Belgium

NGL World to Classroom Day - Brussels
Public Library of Brussels
‘Muntpunt’, Munt 6, 1000 Brussels
Meeting Room: ‘De Mallemunt’ (3rd floor Schildknaapgebouw)
5th February, 2019

Agenda

1:00 –1:30 PM
Registration

1:30 –2:30 PM
Opener and John Hughes: Personalisation in an impersonal world

2:30 –3:00 PM
Coffee Break

3:00 –4:00 PM
Alex Warren: The Power of Image

4:00 –4:45 PM
Q&A

4:45 –5:00 PM
Close

Directions Muntplein is less than a 10 minutes’ walk from Brussels Central Station and easy to reach by Public Transport.

By Car and Parking Muntplein is a car free square in Brussels. The nearest parking is ‘Interparking Monnaie’. Main entrance address: Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels

Netherlands

NGL World to Classroom Day - Utrecht
Botanical Gardens Utrecht, Fort Hoofddijk
Budapestlaan 17, 3584 CD Utrecht
Meeting Room: ‘De Serre’
7th February, 2019

Agenda

1:00 –1:30 PM
Registration

1:30 –2:30 PM
Opener and John Hughes: Personalisation in an impersonal world

2:30 –3:00 PM
Coffee Break

3:00 –4:00 PM
Alex Warren: The Power of Image

4:00 –4:45 PM
Q&A

4:45 –5:00 PM
Close

Directions The Botanical Gardens are located at Utrecht Science Park, approximately five kilometres from the centre of Utrecht. It is easily accessible by public transport as well as by bicycle or by car.

Public Transport The Botanic Gardens are easy to reach by public transport. There are stops at the Padualaan (a 5 minutes’ walk) or Botanische Tuinen/Botanical Gardens. Visit www.9292.nl for the latest transport information.

By Car and Parking There are various car parks near the Botanical Gardens. On working days, it might be difficult to find a place to park. The use of public transport or a bicycle is therefore recommended. Alternatively, you can use the P+R (Park & Ride) De Uithof, where you can park your car for €5 per day and travel by bus free of charge with five people to any location in Utrecht. At the P+R, public transport bikes can be hired.

National Congres Engels – Reehorst Ede
15th March, 2019

Belta Day – Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels
11th May, 2019

France

No events currently scheduled.

Personalizing the Impersonal

Personalization in the classroom is an effective way to draw on the rich diversity of students’ own knowledge and experience in order to make language more memorable. However, our application of personalization can often be quite limited. Perhaps we only use personalization at the beginning of a lesson to introduce the topic or to practise language in a superficial way. It’s also easy to fall into the trap of making assumptions about what our students are willing to discuss. In this presentation, we’ll look at what personalization really means, our motives for applying it, and we’ll try out some practical activities which bridge the gap between the individual, the language and the wider world.


The Power of Image

Throughout our lives, we are the unwitting subjects of an onslaught of images. From the mobile phone in your hand to the products in your supermarket trolley; someone somewhere is trying to convey an idea to you through messages which are primarily visual. While we have all used images to facilitate learning in our teaching – from flashcards to video – do we really know why it is so effective? This session looks at the power of images, the idea of visual literacy and how images can play an integral part in language acquisition. In this practical session, we will look at how National Geographic Learning’s Life second edition inspires learners to learn English, and to bring the world into their classrooms.



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