Part I: Fresh ideas for teaching the four language skills to EFL learners: Reading and Listening
Are Reading skills effectively being developed in language learning classrooms where success is typically evaluated by comprehension questions for course book texts designed to be more easily digestible? Do teaching materials encourage exposure to a range of genres that help prepare for real-life reading? This session will explore basic principles underlying the ability to process written text and provide teaching tips for more natural reading even in exam preparation classes.
Listening tasks are daunting for most students especially in a testing environment. What can we do in our classrooms to help our learners develop relevant strategies for intensive and extensive listening that will both minimize stress as well as build more confidence to facilitate comprehension?
Part II: Fresh ideas for teaching the four language skills to EFL learners: Writing and Speaking
Writing is acknowledged as the most challenging language skill to deal with in most foreign language classrooms. It is often stated that the students have failed to develop skills that can be transferred to the L2 learning environment. This session will suggest ways of approaching Writing at all Common European Framework levels with a programme that is process rather than product oriented.
As a natural skill, Speaking generally poses less of a challenge to the average language learner. It’s also the key ‘driver’ of most learning activities in a typical lesson particularly if the approach encourages the integration of all language skills. But are students actually improving their Speaking performance? And if so, how is this measured? The session will explore a range of classroom activities and highlight key aspects of performance at beginner and advanced levels.
Presenter: Olga Leondaris
Duration: 2 workshops of a total of 8,5 hours
Saturday, 1 February 2020, 14.30-18.30: Fresh ideas for teaching the four language skills to EFL learners: Reading and Listening
Sunday, 2 February 2020, 10.00-14.30: Fresh ideas for teaching the four language skills to EFL learners: Writing and Speaking.
Cost: € 40 for one workshop/ € 70 for both workshops (12,5% discount – use coupon code «discount2»)
Included in the fee:
• Participation in the workshop
• Certificate of Attendance
• Coffee Break
For questions and/or to reserve a place, visit DES website: www.des.org.gr or contact Study Rooms: +30 210 7717000.