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LTSIG: Technology as the key to empowering the global community of English language professionals: pre- and in-service professional development opportunities

LTSIG and Bridge Education Group (Bridge) will have this online event to share ideas and best practices in professional development in empowering teaching by implementing technology. This event will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to exchange practical ideas on creating synergy between technology and language learning. Speakers will talk about:

  • Past and more recent research supports practitioners' experience that teachers motivated to become better at teaching inspire their students to progress in learning. Current teacher self-assessment tools that can guide teachers' decisions and selections on professional development paths will be briefly reviewed.
  • English language professionals should take advantage of the opportunities provided by technologies, planning innovative learning pathways and environments where webtools, multimedia platforms, repositories and digital resources are considered an added value to face-to-face lessons. Therefore, pre-service and in-service professional development on this topic is crucial.
  • Teacher-powered and technology-supported Business English involves the teacher actively supporting and enriching the learning experience with the help of the technology while still valuing the input and engagement of the learners. In this approach, the teacher acts as a facilitator, offering support and feedback, while also empowering the learners to take an active role in their language development and application in real-world business contexts.
  • The time is now to harness technology’s full potential, increase your teaching impact, and meet the growing demand for online English education. Discover how the confluence of pedagogy and technology is reshaping education, and equip yourself with the tools to not only navigate but also revolutionize the online teaching sphere.

Speakers Caterina Skiniotou, Letizia Cinganotto, Umut Ergöz, Rachel Story

Caterina Skiniotou: Caterina Skiniotou, aka Cat, has served the field of Education as a teacher, teacher educator, curriculum designer and developer, materials developer, teacher education program director and Foundation program director in three continents, North America, Europe and Asia. She is currently working on two research projects investigating game-based learning and extensive reading, and dynamic assessment. She is also serving the IATEFL LTSIG as its Administrative Officer.

Letizia Cinganotto: Letizia Cinganotto, former Senior Researcher at INDIRE, Italy, currently teaches language teaching at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy, where she is also Rectoral Delegate for International Relations. She holds a PhD in synchronic, diachronic and applied linguistics and the National Scientific Qualification as an Associate Professor. She is a member of different working groups and scientific committees both nationally and internationally. She is a member of the consultancy team of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML). She has published a large number of articles and five volumes. She is a member of IATEFL LTSIG committee.

Umut Ergöz: Umut lives in Turkey and is a 27-year-old skilled educator and translator, holding a postgraduate degree in Pedagogy. With a background in chemistry, translation, programming and English instruction, Umut's diverse expertise spans language, programming, science, and education. He has been teaching English for 4 years and has been working with Bridge for the last 2 years.

Rachel Story: Rachel started teaching English when she moved to China in 2010 where she taught students of all ages from 4 to 60 years old in a variety of settings including language schools, primary or secondary schools, universities, and as a private tutor. After living and teaching in China for more than five years, she moved to Bali in 2015 where she started teaching English online. Rachel has a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies with a Minor in Business and also holds multiple BridgeTEFL certifications including the 60-hour Introductory Educator Certificate and the 60-hour Certificate in Teaching Business English. She assisted in developing the curriculum for the Succeeding as an English Teacherpreneur course and became an online tutor with Bridge in 2023. Rachel still continues her international travels today as a full-time traveling digital nomad. When she's not in class or jet-setting across the globe, you can find her working on her travel blog for digital nomads or seeing her favorite bands in concert.


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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event
Learning Technologies


22/09/2023 - 14:00 until 22/09/2023 - 17:00 UK time

United Kingdom


This event is free to attend, however, only IATEFL members will have access to recordings and certificates. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



TESL Ontario Professional Development Summer 2023 

Please see the link below for professional development opportunities from TESL Ontario. Registration information is on the poster or contact TESL Ontario for more information. https://mcusercontent.com/7d66c5f319c9217e9b0d2bd99/images/5298ae8f-b239-7f5d-48d7-49bffe31a8df.png



TESL NB Webinar
Harnessing the Transformative Power of AI in English Language Teaching

Date and Time: Saturday, May 13, 2023 (1:00 – 2:00 ADT)

Presenter: Ismail Fayed- TESL NB Representative to TESL Canada
Project Director, Educational Technology & Assessment
Yorkville University

Since December 2022, many educators have questioned the validity of existing academic practices and assessments and warned of a significant threat to academic integrity using AI
tools like Open AI and ChatGPT. Others have seen this as a game-changing opportunity for better educational practices. English language teaching is at the heart of this situation,
where technology is an equally crucial new opportunity and a challenge that could change many of our practices in ELT.


AI chatbots or Open AI technology uses advanced technologies like Stable Diffusion and GPT-3 to produce original and creative new content. Most shared reports discuss how AI systems generate ideas and relatively original smart content using a set of related parameters. This could be personalized to the writer’s specifications in no time! Since there is no previous work for the student to copy, and, thus, not being detected as not original to most plagiarism tools. Most of these reports still ignored the considerable potential of these tools where practicing the language skills could be moved to a different unique level.

In this webinar, the presenter will give some background details about the recent release of AI autoregressive language models in developing authentic teaching and learning opportunities. The webinar will summarize how AI models work, how to use them, and how to integrate them into teaching and assessment with examples. The webinar will also highlight possible recommendations for better and proactive academic assessment planning to avoid the risks of AI generic content or academic misconduct.



Greetings from the BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) organization! We are thrilled to announce that ticket sales for the BC TEAL Conference 2023 are now open!The conference, taking place from May 4 to 6, is an opportunity for educators, language professionals, and those interested in language teaching and learning to come together to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. This year's conference promises to be an inspiring and educational experience, with a fantastic lineup of keynote and plenary speakers.Here's a sneak peek of the plenary speakers:

and our special guests include:

  Batty B BanksDon't miss this chance to hear from some of the most influential experts in the field, network with your peers, learn about the latest developments and best practices in English as an Additional Language, and explore the Connections between Land and Language.Tickets are available on our website. Secure your spot today and join us for what promises to be an unforgettable conference experience!We look forward to seeing you at the BC TEAL Conference 2023!

Distributed on behalf of the BC TEAL Conference 2023 Organizing Committee.


TESL Ontario Professional Development January and February 

Dear Members,Please see the links below in regards to professional development opportunities from TESL ON. Please see their contact and registration information for each event or check their website. TESL Canada does not take registration.https://mcusercontent.com/7d66c5f319c9217e9b0d2bd99/images/31dd2809-0e75-c4d0-9462-87f4d8d840a0.png

To learn more and to register for TESL Ontario’s PD events, please visit www.teslontario.org/webinar-series 


AMSSA's latest e-learning course, Onboarding LINC Learners Remotely, provides information and tips for LINC instructors and frontline workers offering services remotely. You’ll learn about Internet communications, digital access and equity considerations, different ways to set up virtual classrooms, how to set and maintain boundaries and where to find videos, guides and tools to upskill for remote service delivery.

This course also provides videos and tips to support youwith onboarding and teaching literacy learners virtually. Chekc out the 19 LINC 1 teaching and assessing resources, the IT help videos, sample digital navigator job postings and other downloadable resourcse contributed by individual and organizations working hard on the ground. This course offers a certificate of completion. Time: 2-3 hours

Enroll for the free course here. You will require an AMSSA institue login.