Do You Understand Your Students?
And Do Your Students Understand You?
A large proportion of non-native English speakers is a fact of life in many international school classrooms, yet too often staff are given little specific guidance on how this impacts teaching and learning. This course, backed by the latest research in the field, offers teachers practical guidance on what does (and does not) work when teaching English as a foreign language. It includes useful tips on adapting your lesson planning, teaching methods and techniques to meet the unique needs of this important group of learners.
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for teachers of all subjects (not just English teachers) who have to adapt their everyday classroom teaching to include those students who are not native speakers of English.
What You Will Learn
The course aims to:
- Understand why there are individual differences between learners and show how how aptitude, atitude and motivation are related to rate of progress and success
- Show why awareness and attention, focus on form and negative feedback are important for successful language learning
- Describe the effectiveness of different teaching techniques and TEFL methods
- Understand the importance of learning styles and how to get the most out of your lessons and your pupils
- Demonstrate what kind of language teacher you are - understand your strenghts and weaknesses!