Oxford University Press is hosting a webinar on ‘Do you speak Emoji?’. The webinar will be held on January 17 and 18, 2018.
Emojis are everywhere. Even if you have never used one yourself you have surely come across them. While some might argue about their value in language, they are one of the few ‘languages’ that cross borders, and is universally understood. Whatever you think about them, there is no denying that emoji’s have changed communication. Aside from all that, they also provide an excellent catalyst for language activities for English lessons. Taking in part in this webinar will open the door to some of those activities for you. From speaking and writing through to grammar and vocabulary activities, this session will guarantee turning a ‘crying face’ into ‘tears of joy’. By the end of it I’ll have you all speaking emoji ☺.
Shaun Wilden had been involved in English language teaching for over twenty-five years. He is the Academic Head of training and development for the International House World Organisation and a freelance teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. These days he specializes in technology and language teaching, especially in the area of mobile learning. His latest book “Mobile Learning” was published in 2017 by OUP. He is a trustee of IATEFL and also on the committee of the Learning technologies special interest group. For a hobby, he makes the TEFL commute podcast for teachers. Other than that, he enjoys playing games both digital and tabletop. When doing neither of these things you’ll find him walking in the nearby woods or growing roses in his garden.