B-MEIS Webinar: Simply Talking: Bringing the World Together Through Discord

When:  Oct 19, 2021 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (ET)

Description

Recognizing EFL learners' need for more talking time in English, I started a project to allow learners from various countries to have weekly group conversations on Discord. Over a period of 12 weeks, the project attracted more than 100 participants from over five countries with 12-20 participants actively talking together for an hour a week. The feedback that participants provided after each session and at the end of Week 10 was very positive, indicating their joy of simply talking in English with others, appreciation for the opportunity and for other participants’ cooperation, and increased knowledge about English and the world. This webinar will demonstrate how I set things up, including (1) managing technologies, (2) developing discussion questions, tasks, and activities; and (3) recruiting participants from different countries. The participants will take away ideas for similar projects to bring the world together, talking and learning.

Presenters

Dr. Linh Phung has been teaching English to EFL students and international students in the U.S. for over 15 years. She is currently the Director of Eduling International Academy, which offers online English courses to students from any location. Her research interests include L2 language pedagogy, task-based language teaching, and international education.

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