Day Seven - Tuesday 22th February

Session 1: Real life and the classroom: making language learning meaningful

  By Rhona Snelling

10:00-10:40 | 14:00-14:40 | 21:30-22:10 UK Time

What is the role of your students’ life experiences and knowledge in the classroom? In this webinar, Rhona Snelling explores the importance of incorporating your adult learners’ lives in lessons, and how this can be achieved. This interactive webinar will cover techniques and points to remember, and present practical classroom activities and ideas.

After the above session, you will be given the choice to attend one of the following 2 sessions, which take place simultaneously:

Session 2a: Drama Scripts as a Tool in Language Practice


By Sirhajwan Idek & Sydney Engelbert

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

This session will explain how drama scripts can serve as a practical exercise for students to improve their language skills and artistic talents. It will specifically delve into script-based activities such as monologue, radio play and pantomime.

Session 2b: Speak Your Mind Showcase and Q&A


By Super Huang / John Cruft, Semih Irfaner, Sofía Gómez

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

Join this session to learn all there is to know about Macmillan Education's course for Adult learners, Speak Your Mind.

You only need to register once to attend all 3 of the above sessions!

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21:30 UK Start Time

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About the Speakers

Rhona Snelling is an ELT teacher, editor, and author. She qualified with International House and has extensive experience teaching in Europe and New Zealand. She has worked as a content editor for two leading ELT publishers, and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford. Rhona has authored numerous ELT courses including Speak Your Mind and Gateway to the world A1+ workbook.


Sirhajwan Idek has been teaching English language at Keningau Vocational College, Sabah, Malaysia, since 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and PhD from Universiti Teknologi Mara in English language education. He won SEAMEO-Australia Education Links in 2018 and was a top 10 finalist in Commonwealth Class Story Writing in 2016, as well as being the 2021 Winner of Macmillan Education’s Simon Greenall Award.

Sydney Engelbert Ganggang graduated from Sultan Idris Education University and she started teaching at Keningau Vocational College in 2019. She actively participates in conferences and innovation competitions. She has presented teaching techniques related to gamification and literature.