4-23-2021, 4-30-2021 Surprising Truths about Language Teaching and Learning

First Literacy Workshop Registration (two sessions via Zoom)

Surprising Truths about Language Teaching and Learning

Friday, April 23 and April 30, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Zoom two-part virtual workshop

(Zoom link will be included in your registration confirmation and reminder emails.)  

Workshop Description 
In these workshops we will start with a fundamental question: why do we teach languages the way we do? We will take a journey from ancient Greece to the latest fMRI studies to understand the truth about what it takes to teach and learn a language. You will learn not only the theory but also practical techniques that will help you to help your students, and you'll hear what some of the most respected language experts in the world have to say. 

Participants will

  • Understand the history of English teaching methods and their origin;
  • Have an overview of the current state of ELT training and teaching;
  • Understand the fundamentals of the neuroscience behind language acquisition; 
  • Be prepared to plan effective language classes;
  • Understand the key goals of the language learning classroom.

Christian Saunders of Canguro English is an English teacher who was born in Australia and lives and works in Galicia, northern Spain. His mission is to spread the truth about language teaching and learning via his social media channels where he uploads didactic content including interviews with internationally respected language experts. 

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

Please note: The presenter will count on your attendance at both sessions unless you cancel in advance. Thank you!

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