#iELT21: dictionary skills in digital times

I have a number of online talks and webinars coming up through the autumn and one I’m looking forward to is Innovate ELT on 1-2 October.

Last year, I presented on the topic of language change from my holiday cottage in the Isle of Wight and this year, once again, the event’s clashing slightly with a staycation. I’ll be missing the first day of the conference as I travel home from a much-needed break in Cornwall, but I’ll be straight back into work mode as I give a session about dictionary skills in digital times on the Saturday morning.

I’ll be looking at some of the benefits and pitfalls of learners looking up vocabulary online and giving a bit of an overview of the tools that are out there – what’s suitable for learners and what’s not. I’ll also be stressing the importance of teachers knowing about online dictionary tools so they can guide their learners in the right direction.

You can find out more about the event, about all the other great speakers and register here.

1 thought on “#iELT21: dictionary skills in digital times

  1. Lucy Tilney

    That sounds very interesting and useful from the point of view of a teacher. I often feel that online tools have their limitations so I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

    Reply

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