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Webinar: Using Group Work Effectively to Increase Student Speaking Time in Class

Description:

In this webinar, participants will engage in and be able to use 5 new warm-up activities and grouping strategies that can both introduce lesson content and review important aspects of effective communication. We will also demonstrate 3 strategic speaking activities students can do once they have been grouped, and efficient ways for teachers to assess and give feedback to students on their speaking skills, which can be quite challenging in large classes.

Handouts and resources will be provided for all strategies and activities we discuss!

Presenter Bio:

Rebecca Wilner has taught ESL, ESP, and EFL in several countries for more than 10 years. She is currently an Educator in Residence at American University, where she works with the Panamá Bilingüe program and teaches in the School of Education and the TESOL Program. Prior to that, Rebecca served as a Senior English Language Fellow in Panama City, Panama, where she was the Academic Director at the Center for English Language Immersion (CELI.

Rebecca holds an MA in TESOL from American University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester.

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