IH Uruguay Summer Conference

10 February 2022
09:30 to 13:30

International House Montevideo is very pleased to announce the XXI IH Montevideo's Online SUMMER CONFERENCE 2022:


Thursday, 10th February 2022
Online via ZOOM, 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

This free online event will provide a great opportunity for members of the ELT community to keep developing professionally and reflecting together on the educational challenges ahead.


PAUL WOODFALL - “Visible Thinking”

9.30 a 10.45 a.m.

Visible Thinking puts thinking at the heart of learning and fosters deep learning. In this session, we will look at what visible thinking is and the benefits our students will derive. Bearing in mind the challenges of using thinking routines in the ELT classroom, we will explore possible solutions. We will experience a few thinking routines that focus on different thinking skills to see how they can support our students and how we can incorporate them into the infrastructure of our classes.

Paul Woodfall, B.A (Hons), Dip.Tefla, Dip Ed. Man., is OUP’s Regional Training Co-ordinator for Middle East and Central Asia. He has given training workshops from K1 -12, and trained English Faculty at universities in several different countries around the world including: Spain, UAE, KSA, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the Sultanate of Oman.

He has lived and worked in the region for over 20 years. Before joining OUP in 2011, Paul was ICT Co-ordinator, Team Leader for CELA exams, an IELTS examiner for 9 years (IELTS examiner trainer for six of those years) as well as teacher and teacher trainer based at the British Council in UAE.

Specifically interested in “learning by doing”, his main goal is to promote a greater understanding of student-centred, enquiry-based learning approaches, with the overall aim of encouraging critical thinking and the development of good study skills at all levels during the educational process.

Sponsored by: Oxford University Press

LUCY CRICHTON - “I SEE YOU, I HEAR YOU, I KNOW YOU! Connection, support and love in the YL classroom”

10.45 a 12.00 a.m.

Looking back on what we have learned during the pandemic, we see the increasing importance for Young Learners to feel emotionally connected to the way they are learning. This starts directly with teachers and the way we truly see our students. In this session full of practical ideas, we’ll talk about the deeper aspects of learning and thriving, and how meaningful content makes a huge difference to ‘living’ a second language.

I’m Lucy Crichton and I’m graduated in Drama, Design and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I’ve been a teacher for 28 years and during that time have also been involved in teacher training. I write for the primary classroom and these projects have taken me to South America, Europe and Asia. I’m the founder of The Secret Garden English School in Florianopolis, where I work with a wonderful team of teachers. We teach children from 6 to 18 with a focus on living the language through practical projects, music art, drama, gardening and cooking. Brazil is my adopted home.

Sponsored by: Macmillan Education

JEREMY HARMER - Future perfect? Past imperfect? Or vice versa? What we have learned.

12.00 a 13.15 p.m.

We’ve all been through a lot in the last two years but what, if anything, have we learned from the testing experiences we have endured, both professionally and personally? And how do we take those lessons into a future where, hopefully, life returns to some semblance of normal?

It seems to me to be a question of addressing what we thought we knew, what we know now and how to blend those together into classroom practices (real or virtual) to take us forward into a successful future. Here goes!

Jeremy Harmer is a teacher, trainer and writer. He has written Methodology books, course materials, and learner literature. He holds a BA in English Literature from the University Of East Anglia, UK and a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading (UK). He has been to Uruguay on a number of occasions and has had an ongoing career as a conference speaker and trainer. Away from ELT Jeremy is a practising musician, singer-songwriter and poetry performer. www.otherloves.co.uk

Sponsored by: Richmond

Visit event page: Summer conference (ihuruguay.com.uy)