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iatefl.org

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I am a member of IATEFL and the Business English Special Interest Group.
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Business English Professional Development Session

My session was designed around the teaching environment in a language school of teaching both work experienced and non work experienced students and the differ…
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This was a professional development session I ran on teaching Business English. 
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Melody Mason - YouTube

Melody Mason - YouTube | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
English Language teacher in New Zealand. Passionate about being a connected teacher and integrating technology into my classroom.
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I use YouTube as a way to curate and flip my lessons by recording material for and with my students.
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The Consultants-E - EdTech Training & Consultancy

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The Consultants-E : EdTech Training & Consultancy - Online Training - eModeration
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Excellent four week course I took in October 2016 which involved lesson planning and hands on practice in the delivery of live online lessons through different videoconferencing platforms.
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Business English project: English Conversation Corner

Business English project: English Conversation Corner | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
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Great project by my advanced Business English class using their own ideas to create and promote  an English Conversation Corner at https://www.ela.auckland.ac.nz

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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.

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Sir Ken Robinson, perhaps the world's most famous advocate of creativity in education, has a new book out: Creative Schools.

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Sir Ken Robinson, perhaps the world's most famous advocate of creativity in education, has a new book out: Creative Schools.

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Melody English (melodynz)

Melody English (melodynz) | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
Melody Mason teaches Business and Academic English at The University of Auckland English Language Academy.
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I really like using Pinterest as a teacher and encourage my students to use it to create collaborative boards,do research and connect with each other online.

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elastudentguidetoauckland - home

elastudentguidetoauckland - home | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
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My class produced a wiki guide for students coming to study English in Auckland as part of their class project.

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Business English Daffodil Fundraiser 2014

Business English Daffodil Fundraiser 2014 | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it

A project based learning experience with an authentic outcome. Collaborative skills and  student driven.

 

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Business English FairTrade Project - YouTube

A promotional video created and produced by the Business English Class at the University of Auckland English Language Academy.
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elabusiness english's Podcast

elabusiness english's Podcast | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it

My Business English class podcast where we record and script material based on the language and topics we are studying.

 

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Business English Teaching Qualifications

Business English Teaching Qualifications | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it

I successfully completed this course in 2013 with a distinction with St George International School.

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Daffodil Day Reflective Presentation

A reflective presentation by The Business English class at The University of Auckland English Language Academy on their project based fundraiser as part of the…
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This presentation was created by my Business English class as part of their reflection and to practise presentation skills during their charity fundraising project.
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Final project presentation by Business English class

A final presentation of a PBL project by the Upper Intermediate/Advanced students in the Business English class.
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Project based learning as part of my Business English in September 2016.
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Melody English (melodynz)

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Melody English | Melody Mason teaches Business and Academic English at The University of Auckland English Language Academy.
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My curated Pinterest boards both for students and teaching.
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The Consultants-E - EdTech Training & Consultancy

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The Consultants-E : EdTech Training & Consultancy - Online Training - CertICT
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Nearly at the end of Module One of the CertICT. I have learnt so much in such a short space of time that I have been able to practically apply and experiment with. Looking forward to starting Module Two next year.
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Materials Writing Course at Unitec with Jill Hadfield.

Materials Writing Course at Unitec with Jill Hadfield. | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it

One of the highlights of 2015 was completing a materials writing course for English language teachers with fellow Auckland EFL teachers.

http://www.unitec.ac.nz/career-and-study-options/language-teaching-and-interpreting/materials-writing-for-language-teachers

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Motivation and Inspiration.

Motivation and Inspiration. | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
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Melody Mason

Melody Mason | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
I have been an English Language teacher since 1995 and have had the opportunity to teach English all over the world. Currently based in New Zealand, I specialise in teaching and developing Business English and EAP courses.

I am passionate about putting students at the centre of the learning process and using new technologies to enrich the collaborative nature of learning and teaching.

I am constantly looking for new and engaging ways to teach and inspire my students to reach their goals.

I am experienced in teaching Cambridge exams(IELTS,CPE,CAE,FCE) Young Learners, Materials Development,Online Teaching as well as delivering teacher training courses for customised and specialised group...
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Social Media for Business Course.

Social Media for Business Course. | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
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I recently completed this short course and found the social media and marketing strategies about how to engage people really interesting which has given me some useful insights into engaging students  as an online teacher.

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Business English University course with students from Thammasat University.

Business English University course with students from Thammasat University. | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it

A closed Business English course written and delivered by me for university students from Thailand.

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Oxfam FairTrade Project May 2014

Oxfam FairTrade Project May 2014 | English Language Teaching ePortfolio | Scoop.it
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Students worked for two weeks on creating a project based around  the topic of ethical business and creating a fundraiser for the Oxfam Faitrade Morning Tea.

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Student Lounge presentations - YouTube

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The class worked on a project redesigning the school's student lounge and presented it to an invited audience.Working on group projects and then being able to effectively present them together provides Business English students with opportunities to discover the language they need to be able to communicate their project.

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IH Certificate in Online Tutoring Teacher Training Course

IH Certificate in Online Tutoring Teacher Training Courses with International House
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Extremely useful and confidence building.

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