MELTA proudly presents an afternoon with
on the subject of
12.30 - 2.15
The brain and learning: Lively seminar on recent findings. Presents a valuable working model of how our brains work in learning. Informative and practical. A foundation for all teaching and learning with Study skills. Twenty top tips to help all of us profit more from the time we spend learning and be more motivated because we enjoy the creativity.
Don’t get tense about tenses: Lots of practical ways to teach and improve accuracy in the use of basic tenses through pictures, colours, chant, mini-role plays, pictures, games.
2.35 - 4.20 pm
Activating vocabulary: Demonstrates motivating ways to use vocabulary worksheets with different levels and abilities and also how to develop your own class-specific material.
The text comes alive: Simple visualisation, Mind Mapping, ‘drama’ techniques to make comprehension passages communicative and improve reading skills.
4.40 - 6.30 pm
Fun with phonology: Lots of visuals, rhymes, and kinaesthetic activities to improve pronunciation and intonation.
Be a D.I.Y Picasso: You will rapidly improve your whiteboard/handout drawings through familiarity with these ‘quick-result’ gimmicks.
NB There will be no catering at this event.
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Mark Fletcher (M.A. Oxford) is a teacher, trainer, and EFL materials designer. He began teaching in 1973 after having worked in the Far East. Until recently he was Learning Advisor for a group of eighteen UK schools and now concentrates on Teacher Development courses and home-stay programmes. Mark is the author of over thirty resources for teaching English, including ‘Teaching for Success’ and the series ‘Pictures of English Tenses’. He is a BBC World Service speaker, a British Council trainer, former Chair of the Society for Effective Affective Learning, a founder member of the IATEFL Teacher Development SIG, a regular contributor to English Teaching Professional, and presents at conferences around the world. His specialist interest is in the practical integration of information on brain and learning studies with the demands of real teaching situations, and also looking at the skills needed by the Global Citizens of today and tomorrow.