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Scolarships IATEFL Manchester
11-14 April 2015

IATEFL scholarships for the conference in Manchester 2015 are now live online.

The LTSIG is are offering two scholarships for IATEFL 2015: a Travel Scholarship, and the Diana Eastment (DE) Scholarship.

Visit the Scholarships menu for more information.

Please note that this year there is a new earlier application deadline, July 24th 2014.

 

LT - Spring 2014

The latest issue of our newsletter, LT, is now available for LTSIG members to download. 

This marks the 30th Anniversary of the LTSIG and features a selection of articles from the last three decades, covering a wide range of topics. This provides an opportunity to look back and reflect on the evolution of learning technology during this period. While the development has been rapid, many of the concerns of the past are just as important today.

Members need to be registered and logged in to access the Members menu.

Webinar Archive Dinçer Demir

Enrich your storytelling with sound effects with Dinçer Demir (Turkey)

Words change in different languages but what about sounds? No, they don’t… That provides us great opportunities to collaborate language learning and sound effects.

Click here for more information.

If you are a member of the LTSIG you can view a recording of the session. Log in through the Members menu and then select 'Events Archive' from the Members menu.

Conference Video

The 2nd video from the Image conference in June 2013 is now available on the TeachingEnglish website.

Ben Goldstein: The moving image: A history of video in ELT.

Born David Eastment in 1953, Diana won a scholarship to read French and German at Emmanuel College Cambridge in 1972 but changed to read Part I of the Tripos in Chinese. She then studied Theology and Comparative Religion and graduated in 1976. After two years teaching English at the Shenker Institute in Rome from 1977 to 1979, she did a Diploma in Teaching English Overseas at the University of Manchester and was Head Teacher at Hampton School of English in Tokyo from September 1980 to spring 1982. She then returned to the UK to start work at Bell College, Saffron Walden, where she developed skills in computer-assisted language learning and eventually became the information technology coordinator for the whole of the Bell Trust. She completed her Open University MBA in 1993.

She founded MUESLI (Micro Users In English as a Second Language Institutions) in 1984. This became known as the CALL SIG (Special Interest Group) and now is the LTSIG . From 1994, Diana was a freelance teacher, trainer, writer, and IT consultant, specializing in the application of information and communication technologies to language education. She was a stimulating and original editor of IATEFL Issues between 1994 and 2000. She travelled widely, running workshops, delivering plenaries at conferences, and doing consultancies.

She was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and died in 2010. She is survived by her wife Jan and son Philip who take an active role in overseeing and awarding the scholarship.