Impression management is about how we seek to look and sound good when we interact with other people. Successful communicators know how to do this, and use specific language and techniques in order to create the right impression.
The workshop will be in two parts. First we will examine what we mean by impression management and look at its relevance to us in our own roles as teachers. What techniques can we use to make sure that we give the right impression as we interact with our clients, colleagues and learners?
Second, we will look at activities which we might adapt for use in our own teaching contexts, and consider whether or not teaching such impression management skills and language is part of our role as language teachers.