11:45-12:45: Linnet Lage-Schwarz & Stephanie Shellabear, Getting the knack of 'Nachhilfe'!
12:45-1:15 Sandwich lunch (provided by MELTA)
1:15-2:45: Jo Westcombe, Let Quizlet do the work for you
Reading your way to better English
People keep saying that readers are a useful and valuable tool for learning English, but how exactly do they help? More importantly, how can you, the teacher, make best use of them to maximise their value? In this hands-on, practical and fun session we will look at ways to exploit readers to encourage learning in a varied and motivating way. The workshop introduces participants to the reading roles and how students interact based on reading a story. At the end, you will be able to run your own Reading Circle and know which materials are available to use. We will also cover the importance of reading to the learning of English.
Robert Plant is a teacher and teacher trainer who currently works for Oxford University Press as an ELT consultant. Previous to working for OUP, Robert was a teacher of technical and business English at the Hochschule in Landshut and also provided in-house corporate language consultation. Additionally, Robert worked as a freelance English teacher in the greater Munich area teaching conversational and business English to diverse participants. He is always keen to have a chinwag about cricket and rugby and is passionate about Sub-continental cooking.
Getting the knack of 'Nachhilfe'
Ever been persuaded by a neighbour to help out their son or daughter with their English? It's how Linnet Lage-Schwarz and Stephanie Shellabear started with Nachhilfe. Kids and teenagers need to get good grades, and they can be helped easily if you know how. They also give you so much back. This workshop will show you how to get prepared, what materials you need, and how much to charge. There's a huge demand out there!
Linnet Lage-Schwarz has taught English to adults and children in Germany since 2007. She recently completed a CELTA course at the MVHS and reopened her English Studio for children. Due to popular demand, she has resumed tutoring of high school pupils (Nachhilfe). In addition, she will be running two courses for adults at the VHS Würmtal this autumn.
Stephanie Shellabear has taught English to adults and children for 13 years. This summer, she realized that her clientele of youngsters was providing her with the most job satisfaction and has decided to focus her teaching solely on Nachhilfe.
Let Quizlet do the work for youQuizlet is an online flashcard programme. It’s much more than that, however. I use it to teach grammar, vocabulary and cultural studies, to make and play classroom games, to pre-teach, teach and revise, to provide students with glossaries, timelines and other material online and in print, to learn stuff myself, and more.
In this workshop we’ll explore how to create and customize Quizlet “sets” and share how they can be used in different ways both in and between classes. I hope by the end of the session you’ll be encouraged to give the programme a try or to try new things out with it.
Please bring a mobile device with you if possible. Taking a look at Quizlet.com before the workshop and possibly signing up to it (free) would also be useful but is not a requirement.
Jo Westcombe first got involved with Melta last century and has worked in several different EFL contexts. She currently teaches at a university and in-company.