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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.


2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 BST (9:00 UTC)

Last Wednesday of the month at 18:00 BST (17:00 UTC)

Need a break? Well, slip on your slippers, grab a coffee or tea, get a donut and slip on into the Break Room, a new feature from the IATEFL BESIG is back.

The committee would like to invite members and non-members to join us in online networking meetings. The idea is to provide a platform where both can meet up informally, and chat about life, the universe and everything. If lots of people turn up it will be easy to split into smaller break-out rooms and chat in smaller groups. A great chance to catch up with BESIG friends and make new ones.

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6 September 2020

Join us online on Sunday, 6 September, at 3pm BST (2pm UTC) for a webinar titled “Managing a TBL / PBL Online Business English Learning Cycle” with Ron Morrain.

You may have heard of TBL and PBL and maybe have even heard of the concept of Mind Mapping, but it is only when you start using them together in the classroom that you discover how they can open up a completely new world of teaching and learning possibilities.

This webinar explains the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of incorporating TBL and PBL and mind mapping into your assortment of teaching strategies and approaches in an easy-to-follow format. TBL or PBL, together with mind mapping can, change the way you manage a classroom learning cycle, and transform the way you approach a huge variety of topics in the ELT or CLIL classroom.

Ron Morrain

Ron Morrain is co-founder and Director of Studies at the Language Learning Centers Europe which is headquartered in Duisburg, Germany. He has been working as an Educational Consultant and Business English Trainer for over 20 years internationally. Ron is the innovator of the graphic facilitation concept of ‘Ready-made Mind Maps’ (RMMs) that promotes learning/teaching methodologies such as TBL (Task-based Learning) and PBL (Project-based Learning), Content and language integrated learning (CLIL), and Content-based Instruction (CBI). Ron started promoting the concept in the mid 90’s in Germany, and has since been promoting the concept at conferences, universities, teacher workshops, and webinars internationally.

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Ron Morrain webinar 2020
33rd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference (online)