- Dates: 27th - 29th March 2019
- Speakers: Kylie Malinowska, Sarah Phillips, Sabina Pazderová
- Time: 11:45 - 16:00 CET
- Location: Praha, Olomouc, Brno
Konference pro vyučující angličtiny na 1. i 2. stupni základních škol
E is for Explore: Exploring English through the 4 skills
Younger learners often measure their progress by the number of words they know, but it is by developing their skills that we enable them to build their confidence in using what they know, and interact with the world around them in a more meaningful way. In this workshop, by trying out practical activities, we will look at how we can encourage and engage our primary learners by encountering, exploring and exploiting language via the four skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Inspiring your learners
The greatest challenge that many teachers face today is to inspire their pupils to learn. Why do pupils often come to school reluctant to take responsibility for their own learning? Is it the content which might be alien to them? Is it our teaching method, testing or assessment? How can we create authentic and engaging learning experiences? Maybe we just need to give them sense of purpose and satisfaction, inspiration instead of information, some freedom of choice and include a bit of mystery and more team work.
Harnessing curiosity in the language classroom
Curiosity is a natural human reaction - curiosity is about wanting to know more. And wanting to know more is the key to genuine learning. So curiosity is a powerful tool in life and in the classroom. In this talk we will look at simple ways we can arouse and harness our pupil's curiosity in the language classroom, helping children to engage with the activities, make connections and become better language learners.
|11:45 - 12:15||Registrace|
|12:15 - 12:20||Zahájení|
|12:20 - 13:20||Přednáška: E is for Explore: Exploring English through the 4 skills|
|13:20 - 13:35||Přestávka|
|13:35 - 14:35||Přednáška: Inspiring your learners|
|14:35 - 15:00||Přestávka|
|15:00 - 16:00||Přednáška: Harnessing curiosity in the language classroom|
|16:00||Tombola a závěr|
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Kylie Malinowska - is a DELTA qualified Educator, Trainer, Writer, and mum of tri-lingual 6 yr old twins, Kylie is currently the Young Learner Coordinator for the British Council Czech Republic. Prior to starting at the British Council 2 1/2 years ago, she spent 6 years as the YL (Young Learner) Advisor and Training Coordinator for the International House World Organisation, and 11 Years at Akcent International House Prague where she had many roles over the years such as ADoS (YL Department) and Young Learner Trainer. She has taught, trained and presented at conferences all over Europe and Turkey and is especially interested in Learning Centred approaches, motivating learners to read in English, and using songs in the YL classroom (which was her Masters Dissertation focus).
Sabina Pazderová - is a teacher and teacher trainer living and working in Olomouc. She is Assistant Professor at the Department of English and American Studies at Palacký University, where she is responsible for methodology classes. Outside the department, she also works as a freelance teacher. She has been giving workshops and seminars for teachers of English and working as a Cambridge PET/FCE/CAE examiner since 1995.
Sarah Phillips - is a teacher, teacher trainer and author. She is based in Galicia in the north-west of Spain. She has an MSc in English Language Teaching and Teacher Training, and also has the Cert ICT.
Establishing and maintaining a safe environment, stimulating and challenging children, promoting thinking skills and developing autonomy are threads that run through her writing and training work. Sarah is also interested in CLIL and its implementation at both primary and secondary levels.
Sarah has worked with teachers associations in Spain and other parts of Europe as well as with NILE and the British Council. She has published Young Learners and Drama with Children in the OUP Resource Books series and is one of the main authors of several OUP textbooks (Incredible English, Rooftops, Big Bright Ideas), as well as writing the first two levels for Project Explore.