Webinar – March 2022


We’re delighted to announce that Pharos University is starting a PD initiative “ELC Webinar Biweekly Series”.


Our speakers who are experts in ELT for many years aim to deliver effective and fruitful sessions for you all. They volunteer to pass on their knowledge. These webinars are free of charge and designed for all English teachers working in mainstream education. Our webinars are different as they are not just a presentation! All participants will go away with new and applicable ideas. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for each webinar they attend.


See you in March!

Date Subject Time Speaker Zoom link
March 8th, 2022 Going round in circles – how I stopped noodling and flipped teacher training courses 1:00 P.M

(Egypt’s time)

 Judith Hudson     Done
March 17th, 2022 Effective Teaching Strategies for Authentic Classroom 5:00 P.M

(Egypt’s time)

 Ibtesam and Shiao-wei Chu     Done
March 24th, 2022 Digital Natives Navigating the Virtual Classroom 2:00 P.M

(Egypt’s time)

 John Michael Link below



Digital Natives Navigating the Virtual Classroom

John Michael

March 24th, 2022 @ 2:00 pm Egypt’s time

Link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvceqgpjMrGdASlvdxa1h37MTMlzuj6ds_

The presentation is based on the teaching and learning practices for ESL/EFL digital natives taking online courses. Specifically, the presentation will navigate through a series of virtual activities integrated in a three Is lesson plan. It will highlight appropriate teaching and learning applications and tips on their usage. In addition, the session will provide students’ authentic feedback on their synchronous teaching and learning experience and how learners view their own performance as digital natives in a virtual classroom.

John Michael Villar Faller holds degrees in English (Leyte Normal University) and International Management (University of Liverpool). He has taken courses for Doctor of Arts in Language Teaching and received a certificate from the British Council – Muscat on the training for IELTS Trainers. He has been an ESL / EFL mentor for two decades in various countries such as the Philippines, Oman, Bahrain and Vietnam. He has presented papers and facilitated workshops in international conferences and published research articles in international journals of reputable academic indexers such as Scopus, DOAJ, BASE, EBSCO and ERIC.

His passion for research led him to serve as Senior Paper Reviewer of various international conferences held in Asia and North America.administrator at the elementary and pre-college levels for 25 years in Kuwait and specialized in ESL. Her blog, podcast, and book focus on the importance of feeling a sense of belonging. Ilene strongly believes in bringing communities together with her focus on professional belonging; learning and collaborating in a professional setting.




Going round in circles – how I stopped noodling and flipped teacher training courses

Judie Hudson

March 8th, 2022 @ 1:00 pm Egypt’s time

The webinar will start with a short and honest review of my ELT journey as a weaver of knowledge and experience; participants may be encouraged to do the same. There should be ample time for questions and some suggestions for change.

The session should be suitable for teachers at all stages of their careers as well as wannabe English teachers.

Judith Hudson has been an English teacher and trainer since 1976. She enjoys trying out new ideas and is learning about approaches that don’t look like teaching. Her special interests are promoting fun pronunciation, using Cuisenaire Rods and generally helping teachers become the best teachers they can be.

Link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtc-GtrD0pH9KHVsGVdaoLq1IpOxmj5Osb



Effective Teaching Strategies for Authentic Classroom

Ibtesam and Shiao-wei Chu

March 17th, 2022 @ 5:00 pm Egypt’s time

The presenters will begin by discussing the challenges both ESL and EFL instructors and students face in the distance learning environment, including low learning motivation, comprehensible input, short concertation, lack of interactions between students-students and teacher-student, lack of practice opportunities, overcoming shyness and lack of confidence. They will then share various teaching techniques meant to help learners overcome their learning barriers. The presenters will also introduce several online tools meant to support learners’ individual learning needs. Participant-educators should find the techniques and tools useful and adaptable to their own classrooms.

Ibtesam Hussein has an earned doctorate in Language, Literacy and Technology from Washington State University, and a master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language for Business Communication from Penn CIBER Institute. She works as an ESL faculty and academic advisor at the University of Idaho (UI). She has taught EFL courses for six years in Benghazi, Libya.

Shiao-Wei Chu is a creative, collaborative, reflective and proficient educator who loves teaching English language learners of all ages. She is originally from Taichung, Taiwan. Shiao-Wei received her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) with an emphasis in creating a new paradigm in ESL teachers’ professorial development from College of Education at University of Idaho (UI).

She has her M.A. in TESOL from Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. She also holds an academic certificate in Human Resource Development from UI, and K-12 teaching certificates from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.

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