• Dates: 2nd - 24th October 2018
  • Speakers: Kylie Malinowska, Ludmila Balíková
  • Times: 13:00 - 16:00 (CEST)
  • Locations: Ostrava, Olomouc, Zlín, Brno, Plzeň, České Budějovice, Praha, Liberec, Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Ústí nad Labem

Getting to grips with Grammar and learning through songs and games.



Getting to grips with Grammar
There are a number of unfortunate myths about grammar: it's boring, it's difficult, it's complicated...or even that it's a necessary (or unnecessary?) evil. I believe it doesn’t have to be any of these things. It can be engaging and confidence boosting for learners when they feel they have more tools to interact with English. In this session we’ll look at some practical and age appropriate ways to help young learners with grammar and set them up for success with Young Learner exams.

Learning through songs and games
We all know that the classroom most conducive to learning is one that considers the aptitude and development of its learners. We all want engaging and age-appropriate activities to try out in the classroom to keep things fresh. However, with the plethora of age-specific challenges we primary teachers need to deal with, we are especially susceptible to over-relying on tasks and materials, and keeping children "happy". In this session we’ll look at some practical ways to use songs and games whilst also taking a learning-centred approach with young learners.


Time Activity
13:00 – 13:20 Registration
13:20 – 13:30 Introduction
13:30 – 14:30 Seminar 1
14:30 – 14:45 Update on OUP titles
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:00 Seminar 2
16:00 Raffle


Kylie Malinowska is a DELTA qualified Educator, Trainer, Writer, and mum of twin pre-schoolers at the British Council Prague. Prior to starting at the British Council 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 in 2012).

Ludmila Balíková studied English in Olomouc and she has been involved in English language teaching since 1995. She is currently teaching English at Základní škola Olomouc, Heyrovského 33 as well as leading methodology and language courses for adults at NIDV as well as methodology courses at Faculty of Education in Olomouc . She was awarded the Label prize "Evropský učitel jazyků 2008".

2nd October 2018

KMO Hudební oddělení
ul. 28. října 2
702 00 Ostrava
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3rd October 2018

Fakultní základní škola
Hálkova 4
77900 Olomouc
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4th October 2018

LINGUA, spol. s r.o.
T.G.Masaryka 24
760 01 Zlín
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5th October 2018

Moravská zemská knihovna Brno
Kounicova 65a
60187 Brno
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9th October 2018

sady 5.května 42
30100 Plzeň
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10th October 2018

Základní škola
Kubatova 1
37010 České Budějovice
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11th October 2018

Základní škola
Vodičkova 22
11000 Praha 1
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17th October 2018

Krajská vědecká knihovna
Rumjancevova 1
46001 Liberec
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18th October 2018

Oxford Bookshop
Masarykovo náměstí 4
50012 Hradec Králové
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24th October 2018

Základní škola O.Březiny
Demlova 34
58601 Jihlava
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25th October 2018

Severočeská vědecká knihovna
W. Churchilla 3
40001 Ústí nad Labem
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