In addition to our face-to-face events, which take place throughout the year, IATEFL BESIG is very active online, organizing a full programme of webinars and other online events on a wide range of topics every year. In an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible, and to fulfil IATEFL’s charitable mandate, these events are open and free to everyone.
The events are organised by the BESIG Online Team (BOT), often in partnership with other teaching associations from around the world.
Upcoming and recent events are listed below. An archive of past online events will be available soon.
8 March 2020
Join us online on Sunday, 8 March, at 3pm UTC (3pm GMT) for our monthly webinar titled “Navigating leadership communication and working in global teams” with Chia Suan Chong.
In a globalized world where many are part of international teams, many of the students we train find themselves collaborating across cultures. They may be managing or are managed by people who have a different ideas and expectations of their roles and they may have to negotiate a working style that is effective for everyone involved.
In this webinar, Chia will consider different management styles, ways of giving and receiving feedback and the concept of managing up, and the intercultural elements that might frame expectations. This is a webinar suitable both for trainers with clients that work internationally and trainers who themselves want to be more effective when communicating across cultures.
Chia Suan Chong
Chia Suan Chong is a writer, communication skills trainer and a teacher trainer. She is the author of Successful International Communication, and was English Teaching Professional’s award-winning resident blogger between 2012 and 2019. Currently based in York, Chia has a regular feature ‘Not Only But Also’ in the bi-monthly ETp magazine and also writes Business English materials for the British Council Learn English website. Chia is an active BESIG member, a regular ELT conference speaker and holds a DELTA and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and ELT.