English Language Teaching Event



  • Speaker: Stuart Webb
  • Dates and times:
    14th August, 14:00 - 15:00 (UTC)
    14th August, 17:00 - 18:00 (UTC)
    15th August, 00:00 - 01:00 (UTC)



In this talk I will explain why an important part of a language teacher’s job is to help students to successfully use strategies to effectively and efficiently learn words, and describe the strategies that are most useful for current and future vocabulary learning.

Dates and Times

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14th August 2018

  • UK (BST) 15:00 - 16:00
  • UAE (GST) 18:00 - 19:00
  • Japan (JST) 23:00 - 00:00
  • Brazil (BRT) 11:00 - 12:00
  • New York (EDT) 10:00 - 11:00

14th August 2018

  • UK (BST) 18:00 - 19:00
  • UAE (GST) 21:00 - 22:00
  • Japan (JST) 02:00 - 03:00 (+1 day)
  • Brazil (BRT) 14:00 - 15:00
  • New York (EDT) 13:00 - 14:00

15th August 2018

  • UK (BST) 01:00 - 02:00
  • UAE (GST) 04:00 - 05:00
  • Japan (JST) 09:00 - 10:00
  • Brazil (BRT) 21:00 - 22:00 (-1 day)
  • New York (EDT) 20:00 - 21:00 (-1 day)


Stuart Webb is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario. Before teaching applied linguistics, he taught English as a foreign language in Japan and China for many years. His research interests include vocabulary, second language acquisition, and extensive reading, listening, and viewing. His latest book (with Paul Nation), How Vocabulary is Learned was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

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