Sussex DoSA training sessions held in 2017:



Wed November 8th 2017
A Vocabulary Manifesto


John Kendle

LSI, 13 Ventnor Villas Hove BN3 3DD

The talk will provide ideas from research and classroom practice to make vocabulary teaching and learning more manageable and systematic, and thus more efficient.


Monday 11th September 2017
Mindset for IELTS – Getting the Most out of your IELTS Class –  Greg Archer
ELC, Hove
This session offered practical and motivating tips for new and experienced teachers teaching IELTS.

Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Place of British Culture in the ELT Classroom –  Emily Wright
Stafford House, Hove
This session looked at the use of British culture as a topic in the ELT classroom.  Designed to be thought provoking, it looked at how text books deal with this issue.

Wednesday 19th July 2017 6:30pm – 7:45pm
In at the Deep End –  James Twiddy
EC, Dolphin House, Manchester Street, Brighton

This session gave advice to help new teachers deal with difficult or unexpected situations.

Wednesday 12th July 2017
Double header: ELC, Hove
Telling Tales: The Teacher as Storyteller –  Martyn Ford

This session was designed to help teachers to develop skills and confidence when telling stories in class.

Wednesday 12th July 2017 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Conceptualising Language: Learner-Generated Visuals –  Jade Blue
This session looked at how to encourage learners to use their own personalised visual aids to enable them to explore language.

Wednesday 5th July 2017 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Top Tips for New Teachers –  Stuart Willats
Brighton MET, Pelham Street, Brighton
This session was aimed at new teachers and those in their first year of teaching.  It looked at how to manage the transition from CELTA to the classroom.

Wednesday 28th June 2017 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Exploiting Technology in the Classroom –  Ice Obariase
British Study Centres, 47 Cromwell Road, Brighton
This session looked at how to effectively use websites in the classroom and also looked at useful sites for developing communication skills and  increasing lexical and grammatical knowledge.

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Double header: St Giles, Brighton
Incorporating Pronunciation into the Classroom –  Filippo Colamorea
This session looked at ideas for introducing pronunciation in the classroom and demonstrated techniques and sample activities. 

Using Songs in the Classroom –  Emily Milner
This session looked at using songs as a motivating force in the classroom for adults/teens.  It also looked at the type of songs that are incorporated into text books and how to adapt them.  Participants were able to exchange ideas on how you use your own material in the classroom.