Engage and Motivate Your Students
5.3. 2015, 9:00 - 12:00, hotel EURO Pardubice
9:00 - 9:30 Registrace
9:30 – 10:30 Getting to grips with language development (Daniel Brayshaw)
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 – 11:40 Using learning styles effectively (Markéta Špinková)
11.40 – 11:50 Novinky v ELT
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Getting to grips with language development
To improve levels of language proficiency and exam results among lower secondary students, teachers need to spend sufficient time developing the vital areas of grammar and vocabulary. But how can we do this whilst ensuring that we still focus on all the other areas so important for success, not least communication?
This hands-on practical workshop will aim to provide participants with a myriad of easy to prepare, fun and memorable activities to address this question. We will look at how we can develop students' grammatical accuracy and range along with their awareness of collocation and will also show some simple tips and strategies that can be applied to common exam tasks such as transformation and translation.
The session will be illustrated with material taken from Pearson's Next Move, the 21st century course for 21st century students.
Daniel has been involved in language education since 2001 and during that time has taught students of every age and level. He has worked in Europe, Asia and Australia and, as well as teaching, has worked as an examiner, academic manager, director of studies and teacher trainer. Since joining Pearson Daniel has delivered teacher training sessions globally and has written or co-authored several student books and workbooks for upper-secondary students. When not working Daniel is a keen snowboarder, nature-lover and music fan.
Using learning styles effectively
Are you good at using maps? Do you sing in a bathroom? The answers to these questions can show you what your learning style is. The awareness of one's learning style helps to choose the most effective learning strategy. In the seminar you will have a chance to find out what your learning style is and how to recognize what type of learners your students are. Furthermore we will take a look on what activities you should accent in your lessons depending on your students' learning styles.
Markéta Špinková graduated in English and Czech language and literature at Charles University in Prague. She has been teaching students of various ages and interests for nine years and gained her teaching experience at private language schools, Swedish primary school and Czech secondary school. She is enthusiastic about methodology and teacher training. Apart from teaching she has been currently working as a methodology consultant for Bohemian Ventures.