Annual Language Convention of the Catalonian Association of English Language Teachers, 2020

 

Andrew Wagdy

Andrew is an assessment specialist at the ELC and holds a Professional Diploma and a Special Diploma in TEFL from Alexandria University. He is a Cambridge certified speaking examiner and interlocutor and he is currently working on his MA in language assessment at Alexandria University.

Andrew presented in Barcelona, Spain during the Annual Language Convention of the Catalonian Association of English Language Teachers on Item Analysis and its role in improving language tests. The conference took place between 30th Jan and 1st February 2020 at the Pompeu Fabra University where he spoke during the symposium: “Research-based tools for effective assessment.” Andrew offered the audience, who were all English Language Teachers and Assessment Specialists, useful tools on how to ensure their test items are not too easy or too difficult for their students. He also demonstrated how item discrimination could help in showing differences between students’ test performance. During the session, Andrew provided the attendees with some hand-on experience on the statistical methods used to calculate item facility and item discrimination and they all walked out with use assessment tools which they said would help in improving the quality of their tests.

Ayten Adel

Ayten went to Cyprus,Turkey to present a research paper about visual literacy in December 2019. She attended a conference and presented her research paper at Cyprus International University in north Nicosia. The Dean of the faculty of Education at CIU gave Ayten a certificate and a medal as a token of appreciation

ELT Ireland Conference, 2021

Abeer Okaz

Abeer Okaz, DoS and Academic Consultant at Pharos University Alexandria, Cambridge CELTA Tutor and DELTA Module 2 TP Tutor, Pharos University CELTA Centre Manager EG211, NILE, and TransformELT Consultant Trainer, IATEFL LTSIG Content Manager.

 

Abeer presented at ELT Ireland Conference, Griffith College, Dublin during its 7th Annual conference on Teaching in the New Normal. The conference occurred between the 20th and 21st of February 2021 at Griffith college. Abeer presented a session on how  Padlet could be a teacher’s magic wand. The session discussed how padlets could be both an interactive tool and a digital storage room. Attendees were given access to different padlets to decide which fit their teaching context best.

ELTTed Talk Ireland 2021

Presenter:

Mahinour Ragheb, ELC Academic Coordinator
Mahinour presented on Using AudionBooks in Class. During the presentation, Mahinour focused on two objectives: to introduce teachers to the idea of using audiobooks in class, and how to integrate audiobooks in lesson plans.
Mahinour discussed how most students do not read any more, due to various reasons. To begin with, some students find reading difficult. Furthermore, students are not sure of what to read. Finally, films and T.V shows have replaced books. Mahinour talked about how teachers could motivate students to read through incorporating audiobooks in ELT classes, and how audiobooks are suitable for children, young learners and learners with additional needs. She explored different ways of exploiting audiobooks in ELT classes. At the end of the talk, attendees learnt how to design an activity where students create play/skit after listening and perform them to the class.

 

Workshop overall aims:

1.To introduce teachers to the idea of using audiobooks in class

2.How to integrate audiobooks in lesson plans

 

Brief description of your session:

Most students do not read any more, due to various reasons. To begin with, some students find reading difficult. Furthermore, students are not sure of what to read. Finally, films and T.V shows have replaced books. Teachers could motivate students to read through incorporating audiobooks in ELT classes. Audiobooks are suitable for children, young learners and learners with additional needs. This talk will explore different ways of exploiting audiobooks in ELT classes. At the end of the talk, attendees will learn how to design an activity where students create play/skit after listening and perform them to the class.

 

Link to your presentation:

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k2Qneqp4MXyKT3XuGJDRHBjxgb_mqnBPMaEtfG1vMkk/edit#slide=id.p1

IATEFL LTSIG PCE Belfast Navigating Hybrid Learning, 2022

Abeer Okaz

Abeer Okaz, DoS and Academic Consultant at Pharos University Alexandria, Cambridge CELTA Tutor and DELTA Module 2 TP Tutor, Pharos University CELTA Centre Manager EG211, NILE, and TransformELT Consultant Trainer, IATEFL LTSIG Content Manager.

 

Abeer presented at IATEFL LTSIG PCE Conference, Belfast 2022. Her session was part of the Pre-Conference event on hybrid learning challenges and opportunities. The conference occurred on the 16th of May 2022 at the Hilton Belfast. Abeer presented a session on the type of support teachers and students need. The title of the session was: Support that can work both ways. This session discussed HOW to support the administration, teachers, and students in transitioning from the digital classroom to the physical one. It also introduced contingency plans in case of another lockdown or the continuity of hybrid learning.

Global Conference Recordings, 2022

Noha Helmy

Noha is a CELTA-certified English teacher, assessment specialist, business course coordinator, and certified teacher trainer at Pharos University. She has been working in the education field in Egypt and overseas with different age groups within various institutions. She is also a certified National Geographic educator and a big advocate of outdoor classrooms, PBL, CT skills, and the importance of raising cultural awareness inside ESL classrooms.

 

Education influence: GLOBAL CONFERENCE is a virtual platform that attempts to bring highly diverse educators /experts and perspectives to generate /add new ideas, dimensions, and possibilities. In this event,  Noha presented Session with the title: how to apply PBL (project-based learning) in your classrooms. this session answered the HOW question.

ELT CONFERENCE 2023: TEACHING PRACTICE

Exciting news! 📢 Pharos University in Alexandria is proud to announce that Abeer Okaz, PUA English Language Centre Director of Studies, will be speaking at the English UK ELT Teaching Practice Conference on Feb 1st at 14:15 (UK) time. ELT teaching practice programme takes place online over two afternoons on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February. English language teachers based in the UK and from around the world are welcome to join. The focus of the 2 days will be about inclusive activities, engaging teens, teaching pronunciation, exam preparation and more.

Presenter: Mrs. Abeer Ali (Pharos University in Alexandria/ NILE/ TransformELT)

Title of Presentation: Post-teaching practice feedback – why and how?

This session focuses on the importance of Post Teaching Feedback and proposes different approaches to giving feedback. Attendees will walk about with practical ideas to use when giving feedback after lesson observations in both F2F and online classes.

Abeer Okaz, DoS and Academic Consultant at Pharos University Alexandria, Cambridge CELTA Tutor and DELTA Module 2 TP Tutor, Pharos University CELTA Centre Manager EG211, NILE, and TransformELT Consultant Trainer, IATEFL LTSIG Content Manager.

Link to programme