Friday, April 20, 2012

[ELTeCS_PE​RU] Fw: An invitation to a British Council ELT seminar | Liverpool | Tuesday 1 May, 1800 - 2030

Dear colleague,

We hope you enjoyed a restful and relaxing break over the Easter holiday. We would like to wish you all the best for the new and concluding term of the academic year, as well as to invite you join us at our forthcoming evening seminar in Liverpool.

You can find out more and register here:

Tuesday 1 May 2012, 1800 - 2030

The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

(A) The essay and beyond: writing for different purposes in British universities

With Hilary Nesi and Sheena Gardner

This presentation will discuss the written genres university students are required to produce in different disciplines and at different levels of study. We will draw on findings from the 6.5 million word British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus of student writing explaining the way we have assigned texts in the corpus to thirteen 'genre families', each of which plays a distinctive pedagogical role.

Seminar participants will be invited to comment on our categorisation system and relate it to their own experiences of setting and assessing writing tasks.

followed by

(B) Identifying and working with dyslexic students

With Sally Farley

In this seminar participants will be given an insight into the nature of Dyslexia and the impact it has on language learning. Through a series of participatory activities participants will discover ways of identifying dyslexic learners and strategies to help them learn.

Sally Farley will debunk several myths about Dyslexia and show how, through the right teaching strategies, dyslexics can become successful language learners. Over the course of the seminar it will become clear that dyslexia-friendly teaching will benefit the whole class.

Find out more about the presenters and register for this free event at:

Who is this for?

All English language teachers (newly qualified to experienced).


1800 - 1815 Welcome and refreshments

1815 - 1900 Presentation A

1900 - 1915 Comfort break and refreshments

1915 - 2000 Presentation B

2000 - 2030 Reception

You can find out about and register for events in the series, including the remaining two sessions in London for this academic year and one in Cardiff, at

We will soon be sending out a call for proposals for presenters in the Seminar Series 2012 - 13. If you are interested in receiving the proposal form, please send a brief message to

With thanks and best wishes,

Melissa and Rebecca

British Council Seminars Team
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Visit to see the full schedule of seminars.

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