Lexical Lab offer regular webinars presented both by our co-founders, Hugh and Andrew, as well as by guest speakers. All our webinars are delivered via Zoom and include time for Q&As at the end.
Here’s what we have coming up this autumn.
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Saturday 31st October
(10:00 London time)
Zeynep Ürkün: Taking testing and assessment online
Testing and assessment has always been a rather challenging aspect of language teaching. With the sudden global push to move language teaching to online platforms, student- and teacher-friendly means of online assessment have become a rather hot topic. This session will explore some practical ideas on online language assessment, as well as issues to watch out for. Come along and discuss creative ways of online language assessment that don’t sacrifice the validity and reliability of assessment components.
Thursday 12th November
(17:00 London time)
Andrew Walkley: Grammar nonsense – and how best to deal with it
They say there are lies, damn lies and statistics. Well, much the same could be said of grammar! This is a talk about the half-truths and the nonsense we say as teachers, print in our textbooks and get students to do – all in the name of grammar! We’ll be looking at some of the reasons behind this. We’ll also explore why changing the situation through publishing is going to be hard and consider ways in which individual teachers and materials writers can make a difference.
Tuesday 24th November
(17:00 London time)
Hugh Dellar: 1979 and all that: understanding the divisive legacy of Margaret Thatcher
Few outside the UK realise quite what a divisive figure the nation’s first female Prime Minister was. From the moment she came to power in 1979, she polarised public opinion with almost everything she said or did, and people either loved her or hated; there was no middle ground. In many ways, the changes that were put into place during her years in power laid the foundation for the next forty years. In this webinar, we’ll look at the some of the most momentous events of the Thatcher era – and consider her legacy.