Tuesday, 2nd April / 18:00 – 19:00 or 19:30 – 20:30
Play with Pronunciation! Making pronunciation fun at primary
Teaching pronunciation in class with young learners is the best time to do it! They are confident, excited to be in the classroom, and enjoy using their ears and imagination in order to 'sound' English. It also sets them up well for their future as English language users, as it is easier to teach correctly, rather than try to recorrect when they're older. But, how can we change the boring listen, repeat, drill basic techniques we are taught as teachers into something more memorable and dynamic? This seminar will show you practical ideas to help your learners hear and differentiate between sounds, and then to produce them again and again until they've mastered them.
Wednesday, 3rd April / 18:00 -19:00 or 19:30 – 20:30
Replicating the real world in the secondary classroom
Long gone are the days when English was seen as just another “academic” subject. Now, more than ever, for our teenage students knowing English is about accomplishing real goals in the real world. Connect the language to their realities, and you’ll generate interest. Facilitate meaningful tasks, and they’ll get things done. In this webinar, we’re going to explore not only how our classes can replicate everyday life but also how we can assess our students’ language through authentic tasks.
Thursday, 4th April / 18:00 -19:00 or 19:30 – 20:30
Let’s get them thinking! Working with HOTS
Too often in the bilingual classroom, work with subject content is reduced to learning lists of key vocabulary. This can be because language limitations are perceived as an impediment to an analysis of the concepts. In this session we will be looking at ways of taking students beyond comprehension so that they work actively with the key concepts and higher order thinking skills. Methods of supporting language production and a consideration of realistic student outcomes will also be discussed.