APABAL Annual Conventions

Annual conventions that focus on methodologies that enable the teaching and learning of English.

English Teaching Conferences

Our principal aim is to offer you practical training workshops that are designed to reflect current teaching contexts, enabling you to keep up-to-date with the latest innovations.

APABAL Cultural Evenings

We like sharing different cultural aspects of English language and its culture.

English Teaching Courses

Courses, seminars, training workshops and activities to update methodology, language and culture.

APABAL Lecture & Film Series

The main aim is to foster the development of a space for knowledge and reflection in the field of education, especially on those aspects related to the English language.

APABAL Magazine

A place to share your school experiences, methodology, books reviews and ideas with us. Your voice must be heard louder and more clearly.

 

V APABAL Convention – Panel of Speakers

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V APABAL CONVENTION PROGRAMME

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V APABAL CONVENTION – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

This year APABAL is honoured to welcome the following keynote speakers who will run the plenary sessions of the V APABAL Convention. Our programme will also include a number of workshops conducted by guest speakers who are also well known experts in their field.

JEREMY HARMER

Jeremy has written courses, readers and books about teaching including The Practice of English Language Teaching, and Essential Teacher Knowledge. He has trained (and spoken with) teachers around the world. He is a faculty member on the MATESOL at The New School, New York. Away from ELT, Jeremy is a musician and spoken word performer. With colleague Steve Bingham he has toured the show Touchable Dreams, and is a regular performer in folk clubs in and around Cambridge UK (where he lives). His children’s oratorio, Island, premiered in 2015. Recently, Jeremy has co-written two levels of the series for young adults/adults “Jetstream” for Helbling English.

TALK TITLE: What’s it like being a teacher?

What is the role of a teacher? What are their responsibilities, what are their challenges?
And how do teachers feel in the middle of all of this.
In this plenary session we will discuss the role of a (good) teacher and how teachers can and should support each other’s professional development. Because in the end no (man) teacher is an island – or at least they shouldn’t be!

To know more about him: https://jeremyharmer.wordpress.com/


 STEPHEN PILTON

Stephen Pilton is currently the Head of English at Kings Education, Brighton. Prior to this Stephen worked with Kings for 6 years in Oxford and before this spent his teaching career in Warsaw, Poland. Stephen enjoys teaching with technology and is especially interested in how it can be effectively harnessed to help students and schools. Stephen lives with his wife and two children near Brighton and enjoys spending as much time as possible by the sea.

TALK TITLE: Using augmented reality in the EFL classroom.

To know more about him:
http://www.kingseducation.com/kings-life/2014/10/10/two-minutes-with…stephen-pilton/

 

V APABAL CONVENTION – E-motion in teaching and learning.

Dear members and friends,

APABAL, the English Teachers’ Association of de Balearic Islands is proud to announce the celebration of its V APABAL Convention, which will take place on 5th of May 2017 under the theme “e-motion in teaching and learning”. The present edition will focus on three concepts involved in the title: “e-motion, TIC/emotion in teaching, and fe developing activities implying motion”.

10 hours attendance will be certified by the Conselleria d’Educació, Cultura i Universitats.
– Registration until April 30th.

*Registered participants will be provisionally accepted
* 2017 membership updated!!

Click here to read the V APABAL CONVENTION Letter.

MORE INFORMATION and HOW TO REGISTER COMING SOON

For enquiries or more information send an e-mail to info@apabal.com

Convocatòria per cobrir places de personal docent i investigador de les categories previstes a la LOU.

Convocatòria per cobrir places de personal docent i investigador de les categories previstes a la LOU, contractats, per al curs 2016-17. Feis clic aquí i damunt la imatge per veure més informació.

APAC CONVENTION 2017

It is undoubtedly the case that with time, teaching English, like teaching in general, has become an increasingly complex profession,given that an outstanding command of the foreign language and a solid EFL methodological background are now felt to be insufficient to successfully deal with the new generations of students.

Nowadays, English teachers at all educational levels are expected to be the ultimate acrobatic multi-taskers. We have to be able to manage time efficiently, show empathy, be emotionally intelligent, challenge, motivate and inspire students, and establish effective group dynamics. We also have to be flexible enough to participate in CLIL classes and in English for Specific Purposes courses in VET contexts, in businesses, institutions and trade schools. Last but not least, we have to keep up to date with technology and new educational trends ‒ all simultaneously. And at this point in time, when technology is blurring the boundaries between our personal and professional lives, teaching is more than ever a 24/7 job.

These considerations should obviously have a major impact on the training provided in pre-service courses, as well as on competences developed in in-service teacher development programmes. That is why this year’s Convention aims at reflecting on the ins-and-outs of this multi-faceted profession and on the training and skills required to be not only English teachers, but actually effective educators to equip our students for the real world.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE THE PROGRAMME OF OUR COLLEAGUES ESL CONVENTION.