Practical Grammar Activities
This workshop focuses on the exploitation of mini “grammar” texts in the classroom. It discusses the advantages of short texts and the role they can play in training students to notice linguistic patterns and their uses. It looks at how a short text (of less than 100 words) can be used as a springboard for an hour or more of focused, engaging language study and practice and explores a range of strategies and activities for bringing the texts to life and for practising the grammar they present, making it personally relevant, memorable and fun.
Texts and activities from the new grammar practice series from Heinle, Practical Grammar, will be used to illustrate the activities. For more information about the series visit http://elt.heinle.com/practicalgrammar
Workshop presented at APAC 2010 (Barcelona ), TESOL Spain 2010 (Lerida), IAFETL UK 2010 (Harrogate), ACEIA 2010 (Seville).
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Summary: A range of practical ideas for recalling, revisiting and recycling new words, collocations and expressions. From 5 minute warmers to student generated tests, there’s something for every class and for every occasion, whether it’s a memory boost at the end of a lesson or revision for the final exam.
This workshops was last presented at TEFL del Sur October 16 2010. It had also been used at various teacher training days held or sponsored by Macmillan ELT.
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Writing to Learn
Writing tasks are an essential tool in the communicative teacher’s teaching kit, enhancing learning and boosting students’ confidence. A range of practical classroom ideas are presented and modelled in this workshop.
This workshop has been presented at TESOL Spain, IATEFL UK and used at various training days in Spain and Switzerland.
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