In the past, teachers have not actually taught listening, but tested it instead. That is, commonly teachers used to play an audio cassette, elicit answers to comprehension questions, and so ‘teaching listening’ was supposedly done. Such listening instruction was often just another means to re-present a grammar target, and so listening was not taught for itself.
Debate is often seen as an elite activity for the few top students. However, it is also seen as an excellent chance for students to practice critical thinking skills, something that everyone can benefit from. The presenter will explain his fun, easy way for everyone to learn debate using physical actions.
Cognitive neuroscience and psychology research have much to offer the field of education in the explanation of mental processes. However, the gap between these fields of study is seen by many as an insurmountable obstacle.
This presentation will provide an overview of Dornyei's motivational teaching practice model (2001), describe its practical application in the L2 classroom, and explore strategies for generating, maintaining and protecting student motivation. The audience will be invited to share their own experiences of and suggestions for stimulating student spirit.
Catherine will spend part of the presentation sharing the main features of her kindergarten series Happy Valley, while also showing ideas that go beyond the text. She’ll introduce some of her favorite songs, games, storybooks and review and extension activities.
For this harmonic event, the presenters will explore the various applications of music and song in EFL. Research supporting the use of music in education will be discussed in order to demonstrate that music and song can facilitate learning for adults as well as children.
How can we create the conditions in which classroom motivation can thrive? Classroom group dynamics play a vital role in the answer to this question. First through theory, and then fun, interactive exercises, explore how removing barriers to interaction and building positive interpersonal relationships between group members can enhance student motivation and increase learning gains.
Web 2.0 is about user-generated content. ELT2.0 is about learner-generated content. In this workshop, participants will learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools into ELT classes. This presentation will provide hands on practice and discussion of ideas for using learner-generated content in the classroom.
In a well-balanced language program, how can we develop student’s L2 vocabulary? In this workshop we will answer this critical question through lively discussion and practical hands-on activities that will show you:
-What kinds of vocabulary students should learn
-in & out of class study techniques
-effective ways to teach across the four skills
-relevant theoretical support
Developing fluency is often overlooked in reading classes. Extensive Reading (ER) and a speed (timed) reading course are two ways of working on fluency. This workshop will deal with the practicalities of how to incorporate these two activities in your reading class; how to select the material, organize the levels, activities in class, evaluation, and more.