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Welcome to ELTea Time MENA!

SEASON TWO

ELTea Time MENA: A perfect companion for your commute to school...

 

Grab a cup of your favourite tea (or coffee!) and join us for our live podcast episodes, covering popular topics from our Advancing Learning programme.

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In each episode we will be joined by a MENA-based educator for a 30-40 minute discussion on a contemporary topic that they are passionate about...


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 See our season two episodes and upcoming schedule below!

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SEASON TWO PODCASTS
 

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EPISODE ONE:
LEARNER AUTONOMY


GUEST: MOHAMMAD NABIL (EGYPT)
DATE:   MONDAY 23rd AUGUST


 

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Macmillan MENA trainer, Nathan Waller, is back - with his eccentric tea selection and inspiring guest educators from across the MENA region - for Season Two of ELTea Time MENA: our Advancing Learning Podcast series. In this first episode Nathan (with his calming chamomile tea) was joined by teacher educator and founder of EDUCAST EG - MOHAMMED NABIL (a coffee drinker) to talk about the upcoming Back-to-School season and how we can develop Learner Autonomy right from that very first class.... 
 

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EPISODE TWO:
ADVANCING ASSESSMENT (TIPS FOR SUCCESS)


GUEST: SARAH OMAR (EGYPT)
DATE:   FRIDAY 26th AUGUST


 

In our second podcast episode of Season Two, Macmillan MENA trainer Nathan Waller (experimenting with a mint and turmeric tea this morning) was joined by SARAH OMAR (enjoying an herbal blend) - a former senior educator from the British Council in Egypt. Together they discussed what it might take to advance English language assessment in MENA (including assessment 'of' and 'for' learning) and the types of skills we might need to prepare students with (beyond language) to be successful in both school-based and International Assessments (such as IELTS).
 

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EPISODE THREE:
A POSITIVE PRE-PRIMARY CLASSROOM


GUEST: SAMAH RAJAB (SYRIA)
DATE:   SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER


 

In our third podcast episode, Macmillan MENA trainer, Nathan Waller (enjoying a green tea with forest fruits) was joined by SAMAH RAJAB (loving her Earl Grey tea) - a pre-primary teacher from Syria - and together they will discuss Samah's approaches in developing a positive and interactive learning environment in her pre-primary classroom, and the benefits this brings to her very young learners. This episode contained lots of inspiring and practical advice for getting very young learners engaged in the learning process...
 

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EPISODE FOUR:
THE POWER OF OBSERVATION


GUEST:  HALA AL-MATARY (EGYPT)
DATE:    THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER


 

In our forth podcast episode, Macmillan MENA trainer, Nathan Waller (enjoying a fruity raspberry and peach tea) was joined by freelance teacher trainer (and published novelist) from Egypt, HALA AL-MATARY (a coffee drinker), and together we discussed Hala's experiences becoming a trainer and her interest in classroom observation as a professional development tool...
 

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EPISODE FIVE:
'BACK TO CAMPUS': POST-COVID
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES


GUEST:  RANIA EL KHAYAT (EGYPT)
DATE:    THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER @ 7.30pm Egypt Time


 

In our fifth podcast episode, Macmillan MENA trainer, Nathan Waller () is joined by Director of the English Department at Nile University, RANIA EL KHAYAT (), and together we will discuss the recent Return to Campus (for teachers and students) post-Covid, and some of the expected and unforeseen challenges and opportunities this has thrown at us all as educators (this episode will also showcase the upcoming Nile University ELT Symposium on 29th October 2022)...
 

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EPISODE SIX:
COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING


GUEST:  REEM AL QENAI (KUWAIT)
DATE:    MONDAY 31st OCTOBER @ 12pm Kuwait Time


 

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In our sixth podcast episode, Macmillan MENA trainer, Nathan Waller () will be joined by President Elect of TESOL KUWAIT and Assistant Professor of English and Social Studies & Head of Library at KTECH in Kuwait: REEM AL QENAI (), and together we will discuss Reem and her teams' holistic approach to language teaching and learning through the adoption of a Competency-Based Training model, and some of the benefits this has brought, both in terms of learning outcomes and general life and study skills...
 



GET INVOLVED...!
 

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Are you an educator in MENA and feel like you have something to share? Why not join me as a guest on ELTea Time? Maybe you are working on a local project, or your own blog, or have done some action research that has shined a light on an important topic? If so, we would love to hear from you... ELTea Time is 'the' podcast platform that aims to give a voice to the stories, passions and achievements of educators in MENA...

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