So far BELTA has brought you two great webinars from Vicky Loras and Tyson Seburn, and in May we are delighted to be joined by Cecilia Lemos. Cecilia will be following up on her very popular talk at the IATEFL conference in Liverpool last month, which has been shared more than 2000 times via email and social media. In the talk she questioned whether recasting is the most effective form of oral correction. You can watch that presentation here.
In this webinar for BELTA entitled (Re)Assessing Oral Correction, she will follow up on that session by looking at how language teachers correct the students’ oral performance in class, a subject that has always been a big issue in ELT, and it always ignites reflection and discussion.
After many years approaching correction in the way she had been taught to, she started to question it, experiment and get better results. In this webinar we will have a chance to recap the different approaches to oral error correction, discuss positive and negative aspects of each as well as discuss real classroom situations and which technique would be more suitable to be used – taking into consideration the task and its aims, the level and the background (linguistic and cultural) of the students.
You can join us at 4pm CET on the 26th of May to find out more. The webinar is open to everyone, and no registration is necessary. Instructions on how to join the webinar will posted closer to the event on this page and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Cecilia Lemos has been an EFL teacher since 1993. She teaches at a binational center in Brazil. She is also a materials writer and teacher trainer. She has worked as an e-moderator at chats and webinars, as well as presented webinars for institutions such as the American Tesol Institute. She is an organizer of the online conference Reform Symposium. She has presented at regional, national and international ELT conferences and her areas of interest are assessment, feedback and the use of technology in ELT.