TEFL and Careers Programme

Welcome to the Language Show Scotland 2017 TEFL programme, offering a host of varied talks and presentations with an incredible line-up of speakers across the two open days of the show.

To help you find the content most relevant to you, please use the search functions below.

There are different streams to choose from depending on your area of expertise or interest and you can select a specific date as well.

Show streams for:
Time
Location
Type
Stream
Speakers
The Seminar
Time
10.15 - 10.50
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Claire Hunter
Company: Edinburgh School of English
The Seminar

Top Tips from IELTS

This session will be focussed on providing practical tips to teachers who are preparing students for each of the four IELTS papers - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It will introduce various activities that teachers can use in class, which are designed to keep students motivated and engaged, while developing their exam skills and strategies to improve their scores in each of the four areas. The session will also provide an opportunity for the participants to try out some of the activities for themselves.
Time
11 - 11.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Nicola Galloway
Company: University of Edinburgh
The Seminar

MSc TEFL (University of Edinburgh)

We will provide an overview of our Masters in TESOL, a programme aimed at the development of professionals working in the English language teaching field. This programme is suitable for both experienced teachers and newcomers to TESOL. We will also provide an overview of our current research projects, including plans to work more closely with language schools and other institutions.
Time
12 - 12.30
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Ami Larsen
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
The Seminar

Thermo Fisher Scientific - What story will you tell?

Overview of Thermo Fisher Scientific accompanied by an overview of Inchinnan site and a selection of company videos demonstrating the language skills of employees and the opportunities that exist therein.
Time
12 - 12.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Valerie Reynolds
Company: CES (Centre of English Studies) Edinburgh
The Seminar

Teaching English Abroad and in Britain with a Recognised Qualification

The acronym CELTA stands for the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and is the internationally recognised initial teaching qualification for teachers of English. Over 10,000 people successfully take the Cambridge CELTA each year making it the most popular initial teacher training course in the world.
Time
12.45 - 1.15
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Sgt David Coupland
Company: Royal Air Force
The Seminar

RAF Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) careers

An introduction to what an RAF Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) is, what qualities we look for, what the job involves, what opportunities there are and how to apply.
Time
1 - 1.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Ben Beaumont
Company: Trinity College London (ELT)
The Seminar

What ELT can do for you!

This interactive talk will help show how taking an accredited teacher education course can support an exciting and rewarding career in teaching, either internationally or domestically. It will also show how teaching can develop key transferable skills which be used outside of ELT.
Time
1.30 - 2
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Nadia Pittorru
Company: Multilingual vacancies
The Seminar

Using Languages in your career

This talk aims to discuss the many and varied career paths open to language speakers.
Time
3 - 3.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Claire Hunter
Company: Edinburgh School of English
The Seminar

Using Authentic Texts in IELTS Preparation Courses

The use of authentic texts in the English language classroom has increased greatly over recent years, but this is not always the case in IELTS preparation courses. Including authentic material not only reflects the make-up of the IELTS test itself, but also allows learners to develop the skills they need to study autonomously, with materials that are readily available to them outisde the classroom. This session will focus on how we can exploit authentic texts in the IELTS classroom, and aims to provide practical tips and activities based around helping teachers preparing students for each of the four IELTS papers - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It will introduce various activities that teachers can use in class, which are designed to keep students motivated and engaged, while developing their exam skills and strategies to improve their scores in each of the four areas.
Time
3.45 - 4.15
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Ami Larsen
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
The Seminar

Thermo Fisher Scientific - What story will you tell?

Overview of Thermo Fisher Scientific accompanied by an overview of Inchinnan site and a selection of company videos demonstrating the language skills of employees and the opportunities that exist therein.
Time
5 - 5.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Dr Tanja Rinker
Company: University of Konstanz
The Seminar

Advancing the European Multilingual Challenge - The ATHEME Project

In 2014, 17 partners from 8 European countries came together to investigate multilingualism. They looked at the regional and minority languages, heritage languages, languages spoken by bi-/multi-lingual speakers with communicative disorders at different stages of development and life. This session will reflect on the ATHEME's most interesting discoveries so far.

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