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
10.30 - 11.00
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Matthias Postel
Company: University of Westminster
The Seminar

Careers in Translation and Public Service Interpreting

Translation and Interpreting are among the most visible careers for Linguists. Behind these broad categories extends a diverse field of sub-sectors and activities. This presentation provides an overview of Translation and Public Service Interpreting careers and sectors. The session will also focus on the business environment for translators and interpreters.
Time
11.00 - 11.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Dr Cathy Lonngren-Sampaio
Company: University of Hertfordshire
The Seminar

Ten Low-tech Teaching Techniques

Using technology to teach languages clearly has its advantages. However, what if you don't have access to such resources or it lets you down (again!)? In this seminar Cathy will share 10 effective language teaching techniques which only require the basics - a board, a pen and willing learners!
Time
11.15 - 11.45
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Emily Bryson
Company: Scottish Refugee Council
The Seminar

Sharing Lives, Sharing Languages

The Sharing Lives Sharing Languages Pilot Project is trialling the use of Peer Education to increase the social connections and opportunities for language acquisition of non-native English speakers.  Language learning does not only happen in the classroom, but also in the wider community; by connecting new arrivals to locals, community groups and organisations, this project seeks to facilitate English language practise outside the classroom.
Time
12.00 - 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
12.00 - 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 - 13.15
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
13.00 - 13.45
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
13.30 - 14.00
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
14.00 - 14.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Duncan Ogilvie
Company: EF Education First
The Seminar

Fast Track your TEFL Career, become a Director of Studies within 2 years at EF English First

EF English First currently has over 300 Kids & Teens schools, Adult schools and an Online Teaching Centre overseas and we’re opening new schools every year.  I’ll introduce you to the career advancement opportunities this creates and the great professional development you could receive to make the most of them.
Time
14.15 - 14.45
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Toria Fraser
Company: Scottish Government
The Seminar

The Value of Language Skills – Views From Beyond Education

A panel discussion with members of the Wider Engagement Group.
Time
15.00 - 15.30
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Thomas Chaurin
Company: CEFR
The Seminar

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Discover the CEFR and its direct applications for learners, teachers and professionals.
Time
15.00 - 15.45
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
15.45 - 16.15
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
16.30 - 17.00
Location
Careers Forum
Type
Stream
Careers
Speakers
Delphine Jaouën
Company: NHS
The Seminar

NHS Lothian Interpretation and Translation Service

We are recruiting bank interpreters to join our new interpretation and translation service, opening in June 2017 as part of the NHS Lothian Staff Bank. The presentation will include information about NHS Lothian and the ITS service, working conditions for interpreters, and further details about languages in high demand.
Time
17.00 - 17.45
Location
TEFL Forum
Type
Stream
TEFL
Speakers
Dr Tanja Rinker
Company: University of Konstanz
The Seminar

Advancing the European Multilingual Experience - 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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