Sunday, December 12, 2010

My TESOL France experience

It’s been two weeks and I finally managed to find time to blog about the best ELT conference I’ve attended so far. The 2010 TESOL France event that took place in late November was simply fantastic.

I have blogged about the power of Twitter before, having met Anna and Guido while travelling but it was in Paris that I understood how great my PLN is. Although I arrived in France on my own I didn’t feel lonely for a second. From the moment I entered the venue it felt like being among family though some of us were meeting for the first time in real life.

Obviously, it wasn’t only the Twitterati that made the conference a spectacular event.

The sessions I attended after a very long and careful selection (as I wanted to attend so many!) were all a hit.

Lindsay Clandfield’s ‘Captured on video’ explored the possibilities of using and creating videos with students.

Anna Musielak’s ‘Drama: is it never too much of a good thing’ woke us up, gave a shot of positive energy and left with tons of inspiring ideas.

Russel Stannard’s ‘Gems on the Web’ showed us all the goodies one can find at TeacherTrainingVideos and now we know it’s all easy J

Katerina Martincova and her ‘Drama-based pedagogy for nursery and primary learners’ made us see how beneficial using drama with Young Learners is.

And then there was my session about documentaries in the midst of these. Thank you all for coming! I hope you enjoyed it despite the little technical difficulties. A big THANK you and a hug go now to @eannegrenoble who helped me fix the problem and saved my presentation J

Last but not least, thank you Beth for being such a wonderful host!

I will definitely be back next year!


  1. Thanks Anita for details on your experience at TESOL France! It made me wish I could be there with the rest of the Twitterati! :)

  2. Maybe next year! Would love to meet you f2f Aneta!