IATEFL 2013 – What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Jump to 65:46 to find out the sound of one hand clapping:

Video:A.S. Hornby Educational Trust Scholars’ presentation. Becoming an effective English teacher: who, what and where helps it happen?

Although the initial question to the speaker Hintsa Haddush from Ethiopia was not captured on the camera I imagine that the point he was making is that teachers supporting each other to develop (two hands clapping) is more powerful than isolated development (one hand clapping). The remarkable co-ordinated presentation by the 11 speakers essentially highlighted their experiences of informal teacher training via grassroots organization pitched at the local context.

Having admired the marvelously orchestrated speeches, the open Q&A session I found most interesting, shame more time was not devoted to that!


IATEFL 2013 – Lexical, corpora, intercultural timetable

Using the IATEFL 2013 conference program I searched the schedule for lexical, corpora and intercultural focused sessions. This year’s version of the program (see my review of last year’s version) allows you to export your planner to your phone calendar. I don’t understand why the login account is different to the login for the IATEFL 2013 online account, or what it actually syncs to?

There are two four clashes on the timetable which is no problem as a virtual participant. 🙂

So thanks very much to the IATEFL 2013 online team for giving everyone a chance to attend. To get more lexical related teaching make sure to check the Lexical Teaching Conference – as described by Andrew Walkley and as described by Leo Selivan on Saturday May 11.



Noticed that the Willis’s Jane and Dave presenting so added them and updated my timetable.