Using mind maps in the English classroom


An online weekend workshop with Ron Morrain

It is important for teachers to apply as many different methods and approaches in the L2 learning experience as they can. Map maps and mind mapping are only a few of the many alternatives available to teachers for today’s modern classroom. They can be an alternative to course books, which do not appeal to certain learners. Using course books may not serve some learners well, especially those who have problems dealing with heavy text-based materials. Teachers can stimulate the L2 learning process by creating a collaborative and positive learning experience. Using mind maps in language learning helps to create that meaningful and positive L2 learning experience.

Mind maps can support the fundamentals of any positive learning/teaching experience, and they are an alternative to traditional methods. Students and teachers get the opportunity to grow and develop together in the L2 learning process.


In this webinar, participants will get:
  • 20 reasons why mind maps are effective L2 learning tools
  • on-hands experience with mind mapping
  • several mind maps that they can effectively use in their English classroom.

IATEFL BESIG members and non-members alike are most welcome.

Ron Morrain

Ron Morrain is an American, and has lived and worked in Germany for over 20 years. He is co-founder and Managing Director of The Language Learning Center - Germany. He has been active in HRD as a manager and consultant for over 30 years. He has worked with Fortune 500 and DAX companies on projects in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Mexico City, Hong Kong, London, Geneva, and major cities throughout Germany. He speaks three languages fluently (English, German, and Spanish), with some French and Hebrew. He has a B.Ed. in ESL, an MBA with a concentration in HRM / HRD, and a PhD in Organizational Psychology.
He has held management and lecturing positions at the International School of Management (Dortmund, Germany), Euro-Business-College and University (Düsseldorf, Germany), Cologne Business School (Cologne, Germany), and the University Südwestfalen (Hagen, Germany). 
He is currently very active in the Human Resource Development department of the University Duisburg-Essen, where he is responsible for staff development programs i.e. planning, implementation, and assessment of language training and EMI Coaching. (English as a Medium of Instruction) His active schedule also includes corporate training, executive coaching, and teacher training throughout Europe.


This workshop will take place on Sunday, 5th of February 2017, at 3pm GMT

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The workshop will be moderated by members of the IATEFL BESIG Online Team. 

To join this workshop:

1) Click on the link below

2) Ensure that "Enter as guest" is selected

3) Enter your name and country: Pete Rutherford (Germany)

4) Click on "Enter room"

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This discussion will be recorded and the link to the recording will subsequently be posted on this page.

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