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Start: 2:00p.m. - coffee and refreshments' break: 3:30-4:00 p.m. approx. - end: 5:30p.m.
The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Grammar in Language Learning
Most English teachers can’t avoid grammar – the grammar system is one of the vital sets of language ‘nuts and bolts’ that you need if one is to become a competent user of English. What’s more, our learners expect to learn some grammar. However, just ‘going through’ the grammar is neither inspiring for the learners, nor does it lead them to effective use of grammar. We need, as teachers, the tools to bring grammar to life and embed the grammar in real-life situations. Realistic contexts support teachers in helping learners to communicate successfully. In this workshop, we will take a look at the rationale behind grammar approaches and become familiar with lively ways of introducing, practising and using grammatical structures in meaningful contexts. We will also examine the importance of grammar when speaking compared with vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as discussing ways to help students conquer any stumbling blocks in communication. This workshop will show examples from a wide range of the newest publications from O.U.P.
If you want to use these examples in your classroom, Michelle will send all participants an inspection copy of one of these new O.U.P titles after the workshop.
BIO: Michelle Jagger
With a background in Marketing and Sales, Michelle moved to Germany from the UK in 1992 after her BA in German and Information Technology. In 1999, she changed to a career in language training after completing a TEFL course in the UK. She worked for over 20 years as a freelance trainer, teaching a wide variety of students from business people to young learners. As member and committee member of E.L.T.A.S., she has attended and helped organize many workshops and understands the valuable networking platform the E.L.T.A.s provide. Michelle joined Oxford University Press in April 2019, where she is the E.L.T. Consultant for Southern Germany and Austria.
Will we have a white Christmas this year?!! Well, we can’t promise you that… but we can promise you a fun event with colleagues and friends at the MELTA Christmas party!!
Special attraction: Robert Plant will be presenting Christmas activities suitable for your classes or your parties!
Any and every member is welcome to present their favourite Christmas activitiy / ies.
It’s your party – so if you have ideas or requests or would like to help organize some activities for the party, please get in touch with Joan Walsh, our MELTA Christmas Party Organiser. Drinks (and glasses!) will be provided but please bring along an edible contribution to the pot-luck buffet, as well as your own plate and cutlery.
We’ll be running our usual book bazaar at this year’s party. So if you have any English books - paperbacks, novels, children’s books, etc. and/or teaching materials that you’d like to donate, please bring them along. Proceeds from the bazaar will be used to buy books and teaching materials for language schools in the Ukraine.
To find out how you can contribute, please send an email to Joan Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "I'm coming to the MELTA Christmas party!"
We look forward to seeing you there!