One of the changes in the National English Curriculum is the focus on production and receptive skills instead of separating language learning into four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Through this program, trainees will get a taste of how to teach productive and receptive skills in the elementary English classroom. All grade levels (3rd~6th) are considered along with English language abilities.
Coming at you in April:
Date(s) : April 15th (in-person) and 17th ~ 19th, 2023 (online)
Number of Trainees: 60 Elementary Teachers
Location: Gyeonggi-do Institute for Global Education
Preview of the Mods:
Structured Approaches to Developing Strong Readers in the EFL Classroom
Instructor : Betsey Norman
In this module, trainees will explore the two sides of early reading competancy; language comprehension and decoding. An in-depth look at phonemic awareness will set the stage for several hands-on activities designed to build trainee confidence in incorprating strategies for developing strong readers in the EFL elementary classroom.
Engaging Students through Read Aloud
Instructor : Daniel Moonasar
Reading aloud and storytelling are highly underrated skills for both teachers and students. Reading aloud helps with confidence, reading, and speaking fluency while allowing students to learn critical listening skills. In this module, we will examine and practice read-aloud skills that can be used by both teachers and students, look at resources and books to use for reading aloud, and finally share our experiences with reading aloud in our own classrooms.
Game Implementation and Application
Instructor : Eric Flynn
It’s no secret that students love to play games in class. But while games might be fun for students, they aren’t necessarily so for teachers. Educators can encounter a plethora of challenges when it comes to games: fostering an atmosphere of healthy competition, making gameplay engaging, material management, and more. This module will help teachers to incorporate games into their classes with greater ease and success.
Developing Proactive Listening and Speaking Skills in the Classroom
Instructor : Sandra Tran
People are often stuck in a routine of learning activities that are focused on passive and active skills that are no longer helping them improve. Developing proactive skills to language learning can help push past the learning block. This module focuses on proactive listening and speaking skills adapted from business-model practices that are adjusted to help language learners overcome that language-block plateau. Trainees will reflect on their personal and/or classroom learning style and learn how to adjust their methods to include more activities that promote proactive listening and speaking skills.
Creative Scaffold Writing
Special Lecturer : Queen Hoang
Out of the four language skills, writing is the most difficult to acquire. In addition, students are using devices to communicate instead of pen and paper. Faced with these difficulties, teaching writing can be daunting. This module provides lesson ideas, activities, tips and techniques in order to better understand and be equiped for teaching writing to elementary students.
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