British Council Seminars - Leicester, Tuesday 6th December
Tuesday 06 December 2011,
(A) ESOL learners with basic literacy needs - where do I start?
With Judith Kirsh
The aim of this session is to explore some of the different approaches involved in teaching basic literacy to ESOL learners who have no, or very little, literacy in English or any other language. We will begin with a brief overview of possible approaches and theories of literacy learning, followed by a closer examination of the 'language experience' approach. We will watch a video of a teacher using this approach and then discuss how this technique could be used in your own teaching contexts.
(B) Language and literacy as social practice
With Pauline Moon
In this session we will explore the idea of 'language and literacy as social practice'. We will use activities and discussion to consider how this idea might help us to support learners to use the culturally situated language and literacy practices they encounter in daily life. We will also discuss the implications for topics, and why we might embrace, rather than discourage, topics that are sometimes considered controversial.
Pauline Moon has been a teacher educator for over 10 years and has worked in ESOL/EFL for over 25 years. Pauline is currently working on a PGCE/Cert Ed at City Lit, in London, and until recently worked at LLU+ London South Bank University, on ESOL teacher education programmes.
Who is this for?
All EFL/ESOL teachers (newly qualified to experienced).
1800 - 1815 Welcome and refreshments
1815 - 1900 Presentation A
1900 - 1915 Comfort break and refreshments
1915 - 2000 Presentation B
2000 - 2030 Reception
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