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Biodata After putting his big pants on and completing degree programs from the University of Calgary in both Education and English, John began his teaching career in western Canada in 1993. His professional experience covers both city and rural settings, public and private, Kindergarten to college-­‐level instruction, multi-­‐level classrooms to team-­‐teaching partnerships, Canadian and Turkish. He holds certificates in ELT Management and also picked up the CELTA. He has taught subjects ranging from Fine Arts and Drama through History and Technology Design Studies, English literature and English Language (EFL). He was an early online consultant and regular contributor to Industry Canada’s Network of Innovative Schools (NIS) e-­‐Bulletin, recognized for its supportive development of cross-­‐ curricular and technologically integrative approaches to education. John has made educational presentations at Canadian national and local teaching conferences, worked on various provincial and local program / curricular development initiatives, and further, has been nominated for and awarded recognition for best teaching practices. Last year, he joined the team at İnkaş A.Ş. after previously holding the position of Head of Foreign Languages Department at İSTEK Semiha Şakir Schools in Istanbul. Throughout his career, John has been continuously involved in teacher-­‐training initiatives in Canada and Turkey as a coordinator, mentor or program developer. He now presents teaching seminars and workshops at annual ELT Conferences and local school sites to many hundreds of English teachers throughout Turkey on behalf of Express Publishing, Trinity College London and İnkaş A.Ş. He’s looking forward to another rewarding and rich year ahead.
Abstract Let’s Watch Video: What, why and how? With the increasing popularity of film and television at home, interactive software at school, gaming online and the huge influence of YouTube across popular culture, video has become an essential addition to the language teacher’s repetoire. This seminar not only presents some key points to lead teachers through the integrative possibilities of video in their classrooms, it also showcases real examples, a tour of useful sites and recommended resources.
     
Biodata Kathleen Shirley Glen-Wright, With an EFL career stretching over almost 30 years, Shirley has taught students from the ages of 5 to 75, and of more nationalities than can be listed here. She has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and in also in the field of educational management and curriculum development. Shirley is the creator of the, now patented, LEAP (Layered English Acquisition Programme) for bilingual preschool and primary schools. She is a qualified NLP practitioner and is currently working as a teacher trainer for Farbe Education. She is author of the Eddie J Stories; a series of books, the first of which were published in 2012
Abstract A Murder Mystery: Who killed Maurice Tivation? Can you help us solve the crime? Working alongside a renowned detective, we shall attempt to solve the mysterious death of Maurice Tivation. Mr. Tivation, better known to his friends as Mo, was a well loved member of the community, and his death has come as a terrible shock to all. His body was found on a park bench in the early hours of Monday morning in what are described as extremely suspicious circumstances The detective in charge of the case stated that she was "treating the incident as a murder enquiry" and would welcome any help she could get.
     
Biodata In their presentations The Henry Brothers juggle a mixture of activities for storytelling, poetry and drama in the classroom, and sometimes real juggling as well.  Co-presenter of "My American Cousin", the "Ingilizce" series on TRT Okul, and a regular presence on the ELT conference circuit Paul Henry Zarraga has been involved in ELT for fifteen years as a teacher and teacher trainer in Turkey, Spain and the UK. Based in Istanbul Paul appears at conferences all over Turkey showing the lighter side of ELT as one of the Henry Brothers, along with John Henry Moorcroft, experienced teacher now working as sales manager of Cambridge University Press in Turkey. 
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Built in Bounce ‘When we string words together their natural speed and their built in bounce ( tap out the rhythm of ‘built in bounce’ and you’ll hear the beachball-i-ness of it) make a rhythm soundtrack that plays underneath themeaning of the words. A good poem always has a rhythm track that complements its meaning.’ – Jan Dean, Poet. In this presentation the Henry Brothers will highlight poems, stories and anecdotal snippets all with built in bounce.

In this presentation The Henry Brothers will highlight the rhythm of language with a selection of poems and stories for the classroom -  all with built in bounce. We will take you on a journey, sometimes fast and frenzied, sometimes sedate and serene. A journey to draw out that love of language in your students by involving them in the rhythm of the stories and poems that sometimes rhyme and sometimes don’t, that alliterate and repeat, and always move forward to a crescendo. 

     
Biodata Patrick Manuel Francis Shortt has taught English & Spanish for over two decades, having worked with students of all levels and ages, from pre-school to adult as well as having been teacher-trainer at Bahcesehir & Bilgi Universities. His main areas of interest however are young learners and teenagers. He has also given talks and trained teachers in Europe,Asia,North Africa & the Americas and is a regular plenary speaker in conferences in Turkey. He is interested in holistic approaches and methodologies and is a certified NLP practitioner as well as being a trainer for Oxford University's Department of Continuing Education. He is currently awaiting YOK approval before joining Istanbul Teknik Universitesi.
Abstract Patric short Keep Your Students Talking Sometimes it can seem that no matter what theme we want to discuss or what language area we want to practise in class, our students just refuse to speak in English. Is it just too much to expect young learners or teenagers to produce the L2 orally in the artificial context of the classroom? Certainly not! In this workshop we will look at fun, meaningful activities that will give our students an authentic reason to communicate in English.