From Slates to Books to BYOD – Evolution in ELT

  • Afternoon Plenary

Presenter(s): Rob Dean

sponsored by Pearson Schweiz

Nobody is quite sure when the first English lesson was given to a speaker of another language, but it’s safe to say that it was a very long time ago. Back then, grammar translation was daring and new, and it would have been supported with such cutting edge teaching technology as the reusable personal visualisation device (a.k.a. slate); no doubt followed by the portable folding information storage solution (a.k.a. book) – all the way up to the digital resources we use today alongside our current day methodologies. This session will take a light-hearted look at where we’ve been in ELT; where we are now and where we might end up in the future.