English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and Literacy – Summer Shorts from #TMLondonBoat – PP128

Paul Dix
Paul Dix

Kevin Mulryne
Kevin Mulryne
This is the fourth and final week of the Pivotal Podcast Summer Shorts from the recent TeachMeet London Boat event. More than 100 educators met at Westminster Pier and took to the water to discuss a wide range of issues in education.

The fourth session I recorded dealt with issues around English as a Foreign Language – EFL. It was facilitated brilliantly by Amjad Ali and led to a lot of useful tips, approaches and resources being shared. By this time we had sailed past the Houses of Parliament and had turned round for home so listen out for the bells of Big Ben’s clock tower striking a quarter to nine and some police sirens in the background.

As this is the last of the Pivotal Podcast Summer Shorts from this event, we also hear as many take aways from TMLondon Boat as I could capture from the educators on the boat and even after we disembarked, there was still time for some fun as Action Jackson and Jaz Ampaw Farr sat down on the steps leading up from boat and started singing. I hastily retrieved my sound recorder so you can hear me bumping it about a bit but I wanted to see if I could capture some of the singing – there’s also violinist busking in background. Then some passers by gave Jaz their baby to hold and you can hear they had to reduce the volume of the song It was an amazing end to a great experience.

Links mentioned in the episode:

https://www.grammarly.com/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/women-leading-in-education

Amjad Ali (left) facilitated this session
Amjad Ali (left) facilitated this session

Parliament in the background
Parliament in the background

Farewell to TeachMeet London Boat
Farewell to TeachMeet London Boat

Action Jackson strikes up on the steps
Action Jackson strikes up on the steps

Jaz and helpers!
Jaz and helpers!

It's all over!
It’s all over!
Photographs by William Mulryne

Read the full show notes and see all the photographs on the Pivotal Education site

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