Virtual Round Table Web Conference

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Vicki Hollett

Time: June 8, 2009 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: Virtual Classroom at a computer near you
Street: 6pm (GMT), London 7pm, New York 2pm, Moscow 10pm, UAE 9pm
Website or Map: http://www.instantpresenter.c…
Event Type: vrtod, virtual-round-table-on-demand, vicki-hollett, hollett
Organized By: Heike Philp
Latest Activity: Jun 1, 2016

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Vicki Hollett is the author of a number of Business English coursebooks including Business Objectives and Business Opportunities, both First Prize winners in the English Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition. She is also the author of the Tech Talk series, two levels of the Quick Work series, In at the Deep End, along with two video courses: Meeting Objectives and The Jericho Conspiracy, all published by Oxford University Press.

She has trained teachers on for the LCCI’s Diploma in Teaching English for Business and run workshops for teachers at many institutions in Europe, Asia and South America.

British by birth, she currently lives in Philadelphia where she is teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and learning to speak ‘merican

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Comment by Deborah Capras on June 8, 2009 at 7:58pm
Hi Vicki
I'd like to know what you think of using Twitter and Facebook in your Tech lessons. Have you tried either? If so, how did the students react?
Comment by Sheila Vine on June 7, 2009 at 12:43pm
I would like to ask Vicki for MOre advanced Technical books too. THere seems to be a demand.
Comment by Crispin Sharp on June 7, 2009 at 6:08am
Some questions for the Vicki Hollet event just in case I cannot make it in person.

1. Any chance of some Tech Talk related Skills Books one day, perhaps Tech Talk Readings, Tech Talk Listenings etc?
> 2. What about a set of Tech Talk photo-copiable teacher resource materials i.e. mini porject tasks etc in addition to those available online?
> 3. Might there be an Upper Intermediate Tech Talk produced to follow the new Intermediate Level texts?
> 4. Arab learners find the illustrations hugely useful - particularly in Tech Talk Elementary which seems to be better illustrated than the Pre-Intermediate text. For our learners a picture/diagram is certainly worth a thousand words. (No question)
> 5. Any chance of Vicki coming to the Gulf and doing some seminars/workshops around the Tech Talk series?
> 6. If we had any negative comment at all about the Tech Talk series (and this is being picky) it would be that they are a little thin to use as a core text over a 250 hour course for Arab learners. What would your advice be as how best to supplement and flesh them out over a 14 week teaching program?
> 7. This is a comment. I have taught English and Technical English in the Gulf region for 30 years, and I think Tech Talk is the best series of texts I have used in that time. And our Arab learners, (200 of them at present) really get stuck into it. In this part of the world that is a huge compliment and testament to the efficacy of the material.
Comment by Karenne Sylvester on June 6, 2009 at 8:27pm
Hi ya Vicki

Am really looking forward to 'meeting' you on Monday.

My question for you:

You've recently entered the blogosphere! Would you like to tell us a bit more about the decision to become a blogger and a little about where you see the direction of it going.

Do you enjoy the process - what has been most difficult or most interesting?

Many bloggers are also blogging with their students - although usually with young children and teenagers - have you had any thoughts on how a blogger could incorporate teaching business English and blogging with students?

Take care,
Comment by Cherry Mathew Philipose on June 2, 2009 at 12:01pm
hi. late to respond. what about specifying the time zone and letting the users to see the local time in their zone using the following link?
Comment by Crispin Sharp on May 31, 2009 at 11:00am
Thanks a lot for the time zone. That's clear now - thank you.
Comment by Holly S. Longstroth on May 31, 2009 at 10:55am
Sorry about the lack of time zone. It is 8-9 PM GMT +2 or Central European Time. In GMT, it would be 6-7 PM
Comment by Crispin Sharp on May 31, 2009 at 9:01am
This looks very interesting. But 8 pm - 9 pm is in which time zone? GMT? European summertime - or what, please?

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