Workshops by Alec Williams for English Language Teachers, Yerevan

Publish Date: Nov 05, 2015

Deadline: Nov 05, 2015

Event Dates: from Nov 05, 2015 12:00 to Nov 28, 2015 12:00

On 27 and 28 November, British Council Armenia will host Alec Williams - an internationally-known storyteller, trainer, presenter and speaker in Armenia to deliver public talks and training sessions for English Language teachers working in primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors in Armenia.

Who is Alec Williams?

Alec Williams is a UK trainer, speaker and storyteller with a background in children’s books and libraries.  He trains and tells stories both in the UK and internationally; in 2015 alone he has worked in Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Greece, Egypt, and Portugal – along with many engagements in the UK. He’ll be speaking at IATEFL’s 50th conference next year. 

An enthusiastic advocate of reading for pleasure, Alec believes that language learning is hugely enhanced by stories and poetry.  Alec’s sessions for teachers are rich in humour, examples, extracts, and anecdotes, and as a frequent visitor to schools, he’s full of down-to-earth practical advice that will help every teacher and librarian.  

You can learn more about Alec and his work in his professional website


 Alec Williams during his visit will deliver four sessions on the following topics:

Friday 27 November 2015      

16:30 - 18:00     Reading for Pleasure: Why it’s Important, and How to make it Happen

18:30 - 20:00     Storytelling

Saturday 28 November 2015    

16:30 - 18:00     Reaching Reluctant Readers – Ideas across the Age Rang

18:30 - 20:00     Reading for Pleasure throughout the Year – using Libraries, Media and IT

Venue - Ani Plaza Hotel

Event Participation

All the sessions are open to all interested teachers and educators - free of charge. However, interested individuals need to register in the event by filling a registration form and indicating the sessions they would like to attend. For this, please download the registration form and send the filled in form to Olga Khalatyan at by 17 November - 18:00

  • Important note 1: Late registration forms will not be considered and no exceptions will be made. 
  • Important note 2: There is a room capacity limitation and upon exceeding number of registrations, “First come - First served” policy will be used. 

 Certificate of Attendance

 All participants will receive a British Council Certificate of Attendance with Alec Williams’ signature. 

  • Important note 1: Each participant will receive only one certificate on which the titles of sessions attended will be indicated. To receive a validated (stamped) certificate, physical presence in each registered session is compulsory.  
  • Important note 2: Considering the interconnected nature of the talks and trainings to be delivered, British Council Armenia would like to strongly encourage all the interested individuals to attend as many sessions as possible to drive the utmost benefit from the talks.

On the Event Days

All registered participates to enter the workshops venue will need to show up at least 30 minutes before the event’s start time to sign in their names. During the two workshops, there will be a coffee break. 

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