A four-part teacher training workshop
As teachers we first and foremost need to know our students. Their interests, needs, goals, personalities, and learning styles are all of paramount importance for us to know if we are to be of any assistance in helping them improve their English language communication skills. But ultimately we also need to have a good grasp on the parts of speech of the English language if we hope to nurture nuanced understanding and fluent usage of them for our students. In this workshop we will take a closer look at modals, phrasal verbs, vocab strategies, and assessment, and reflect on how our teaching of certain parts of speech can be adapted to satisfy our students holistic learning needs.
Session 1: Vocabulary Strategies
‘Without grammar, very little can be conveyed; without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed’ - David A. Wilkins, British linguist.
It’s no secret by now that the stronger one’s English vocabulary is the better chance one has of performing the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing. In this session we will practice a series of different vocab strategies that can aid our students in their efforts to expand their word pool—and we too will know a new set of words by the end!
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.