English Language Teaching Event



  • Speakers:
    Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (Co-author of Let’s Go)
    Mark Richard, Educational Services Manager
    Joon Lee, Educational Services Consultant
  • Date and Time:
    15th July 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)
    19th August 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)
    16th September 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)



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15th July 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)

Five fun ways to teach your favorite songs in class and online by Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (Co-author of Let’s Go)

Songs are a staple in young learner English classes, for good reason. They are an excellent way of helping students remember new language patterns and vocabulary, and it’s fun to sing! But, you can do so much more than sing. In this webinar, I’ll introduce activities that can help you use your favorite songs to teach conversation, phonics, reading, writing, and even 21st century skills. I’ll also introduce some ways you can adapt songs for teaching in online classes, or in face-to-face classes where new rules prohibit singing, dancing, and touching.

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19th August 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)

Developing Socio-emotional Skills through Stories ! by Mark Richard

How can you develop your Kindergarten students’ listening and speaking skills while helping them to grow into brave, helpful children with a positive ‘can-do’ outlook on life?

This webinar will show you how to use stories about the inspirational character ‘Dora the Explorer’ to build your students’ communicative confidence in English, and grow their socio-emotional skills. This includes helping children to appreciate the importance of good behaviour and relationships with others, and develop problem-solving skills so they become more independent.

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16th September 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)

Finding success through online teaching - Connecting learning platforms to the classroom by Joon Lee

English education has always been centered on the two basic concepts of, ‘What to teach?’ and ‘How to teach?’ With the increased need for online teaching, being able to deliver engaging content on various online platforms has become essential.

This integration of products, services, and programs with a comfortable learning environment, is a core characteristic of inter-operability. In this webinar, we will examine opportunities where teachers can apply digital programs and resources seamlessly into their classroom. Through OUP’s own inter-operability, teachers can use pre-existing platforms or create their own media material for students to access.

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Date and Times

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15th July 2020 | 19th August 2020 | 16th September 2020

  • Vietnam & Thailand (ICT) 09:00-10:00
  • Hong Kong, China, Taiwan (CST) 10:00-11:00
  • Japan, Korea (JST) 11:00-12:00
  • UTC 02:00-03:00
  • UK (UTC+1/BST) 03:00-04:00
  • Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey 05:00-06:00
  • Iran (IRST) 05:30-06:30
  • New York 22:00-23:00 (-1 day)


Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto holds a US English teaching license and an MATESOL, and has taught Language Arts, ESL, and EFL. Barbara is co-author of one of the world’s best-selling textbook series for children learning English, Let's Go (Oxford University Press), and Course Director for International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi.pro).

Mark Richard is a Taiwan-based trainer with twenty years’ ELT experience in East Asia and Europe. He has taught all age groups in various schools and agencies. As OUP’s Educational Services Manager, he regularly presents at TESOL conferences, and is a certified trainer for the Oxford Teachers’ Academy. He loves to fill his students’ minds with curiosity so that they work hard without realizing it and think for themselves.

Joon Lee has taught a variety of students in the EFL and ESL community ranging from kindergarten to university students and business professionals. He has held positions as an Academic Director, Content and Curriculum Developer, and Academic Advisor in his 15 years of experience in Asia. He holds great respect for educators and administrators who show passion towards nurturing a learner’s path to success.

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