Events for Everyone

ELTS is proud to provide the English language teaching community with a rich variety of illuminating lectures, seminars, workshops, and webinars for English language teachers and international educators.

Thursday Clinics with Blue Canoe®

In this weekly 30-minute clinic, Karen Taylor touches on a theme, provides practical tips, and answers questions for teachers who use Blue Canoe® with their students. Every third Thursday, Blue Canoe users (students) join us for a teaching-oriented “Lab” class.

Upcoming Themes (subject to change)

  • R/L Feedback: What Blue Canoe is really telling you (8/6/20)
  • Beyond R: Consonants that control vowels (8/13/20)
  • What Color do you hear?: LAB class (8/20/20)
  • Don’t forget flooding! (8/27/20)

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Fridays at Five: Tech for Teachers

Color Vowel logoEach Friday at 5 pm ET, we gather live to share tips and demonstrate tools for teaching English online effectively and engagingly. Whether you’re new to Color Vowel® or well into your journey, this wonderfully supportive community event is for you! View past events on our YouTube page.

Upcoming Topics (subject to change)

  • Taking Readers Theater Online, with Rebecca Wilner & Liz Bigler (8/7/20)
  • Using Google Classroom for English Teaching (Panel discussion) (8/14/20)
  • Tools for online Speaking Assignments, with Megan Calvert (8/21/20)
  • “Ask A Linguist,” Q&A with Dr. Robin Barr (8/28/20)

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Events for Everyone
Teaching ESL/EFL with Color Vowel® and Blue Canoe®
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 • 8-9 pm ET

Join Karen Taylor, co-author of the Color Vowel Approach, for an overview of this innovative, brain-based method for teaching spoken English, pronunciation, vocabulary, and reading to English learners. Workshop discounts will be made available to you during this free webinar.

Teaching ESL/EFL with Color Vowel® and Blue Canoe®
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 • 11 am - 12 noon ET

Join Karen Taylor, co-author of the Color Vowel Approach, for an overview of this innovative, brain-based method for teaching spoken English, pronunciation, vocabulary, and reading to English learners. Workshop discounts will be made available to you during this free webinar.

Fridays At Five
Every Friday at 5 pm ET (August 7 - December 11)

Each Friday, we gather live to share tips and demonstrate tools for teaching English online effectively and engagingly. We explore a different topic each week, with each “Fourth Friday” featuring Dr. Robin Barr in “Ask A Linguist.” Whether you’re new to Color Vowel or well into your journey, this wonderfully supportive community event is for you!

Pronunciation for English Teachers
August 18-September 15, 2020 • Tuesdays 10-11:30 am ET

In this 5-week course, participants will engage in a series of brain-based English pronunciation exercises that build awareness of the sounds and rhythms of English for the purpose of being more effective English teachers. Complementing the live 90-minute sessions, participants will complete video homework and receive pronunciation coaching and feedback from Color Vowel® trained instructors. This course is designed for English teachers who are themselves non-native speakers of English and who wish to improve their pronunciation confidence.

Instructor: Jennifer Campion

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