Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning

Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning

TORONTO, Canada

CO13: ESL Doesn't Work

3 Feb

2013 06:00 AM (CST)

This class ran for 59 minutes

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

The Canadian government proved that ESL does not help learners to speak English but not many people in ELT are happy to spread the news. Instead conventional ESL methods are still being transferred online and learners still struggle to speak. But, there is a better way. Join me for a quick tour of some astonishing research and some ideas on how to use technology to rapidly improve English speaking skills.

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Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning

Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning


TORONTO, Canada

ason has almost 20 years of self-employed experience in English language teaching and learning. In 1992, at the age of 25, he co-founded an English language school in the heart of London’s West End and within two and half years the school had achieved British Council accreditation.

A long-standing interest in the psychology of learning lead Jason to feel that something could be done to improve the way his students acquired English. As a result he created the Out There course concept, where students engage directly with fluent or native speakers at every stage of their language development.

After 250,000 hours of teaching and editing Out There published their unique course materials which can be used both offline and on. The online element came out of a fascination with social media and free internet telephony such as Facebook and Skype.

The inexpensive DRM-free course materials for students and teachers recently made the EU’s top 10 formal uses of social media for language learning and can be purchased online from the English Out There website at http://englishoutthere.com

Apart from founding and running Languages Out There, Jason also works with a number of other companies in the languages and communications fields.

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