English Language Teaching Event



  • Speaker:
    Philip Haines
  • Dates:
    8th February, 12th April, 7th June (TBC) 2023

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Helping learners build their vocabulary

Date: 12th April 12:00-13:00, 16:00-17:00 EST (UTC-5)

Speaker: Philip Haines

Many languages have vocabularies that stretch to the hundreds of thousands, and this is no less true of English. Such a situation can make the teaching and learning of vocabulary seem a daunting task. However, research into how vocabulary is learned and advancements in word lists can help teachers and learners make decisions about which words to focus on and how to go about learning them.

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Philip Haines is originally from England but has been living in Mexico since 1995, where he works as the Senior Academic Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. He frequently delivers face-to-face and online teacher training sessions throughout the Americas and other parts of the world. Philip is the co-author of Oxford Discover Science and several other ELT series published in Mexico.

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The April session will be available to register soon, watch this space!

Helping learners build their vocabulary - Session 1
12th April, 12:00-13:00 EST (UTC-5)
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Helping learners build their vocabulary - Session 2
12th April, 16:00-17:00 EST (UTC-5)
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