I want to write about the sessions I attended during Iatefl 2012.
Tuesday started with Adrian Hill’s plenary session and it was great to meet him after the plenary! Then, I attended Weronika Salandyk’s workshop which offered variety of simple and engaging flashcard games for young learners, M. Arfa Kaboodvand’s session about parents’ role in language learning of their children, Marion Williams’ session about teaching thinking to young learners, Charles Goodger’s workshop about teaching English with songs, and I ended the day with a symposium called Innovations in TEYLs. Mona Majzoub, Teresa Doguelli and David Valente were adorable! So glad to meet them.
On Wednesday, I attended Esra Girgin’s Cyberella and Cinderalla then Sebnem Oral’s Bilingual Stories sessions. I’ve learnt a lot! Then Hakan Şenturk’s presentation about how to prepare language lessons with Prezi was also another great one! What about Russell Stannard’s talk on Tools for digital storytelling? This one was awesome, too! I ended the day with Jo Hayes’ Speak and spell (online phonics for YLs) and Power of the image by Paul Dummett.
On Thursday, I attended Diane Hall session called Learn grammar, practise grammar, know grammar, Joost Swaenepoel’s workshop called From book to play, Better blogging using Google Sites by Luke Roger, Later it was time for Technology and Teens symposium by Kevan Cummins, Eva Buyuksimkesyan, Victoria Saumell, Karin Tirasin and Cigdem Ugur. This was so late but it was worth it in the end. Anddd Pecha Kucha! Ohh I cant tell you should’ve been there
On Friday, I attended Isıl Boy’s and Beyza Nur Yilmaz’s presentation called TeCH-achers: Get your one way ticket to tech islands! This was really enjoyable session! Loved them! The last session was Singing chanting and rapping creatively in the YL classroom by Jane Harding da Rosa.