More than just speaking: Developing speaking skills
Freer activities in class give learners a chance to practise speaking and gradually improve their fluency. But how can we do more than just give opportunities for speaking and actively develop learners’ speaking skills? In this workshop, we will take a close look at the language learners need in order to speak effectively and consider how this can be focused on and integrated into fluency activities. We will then look at the way fluency in speaking is naturally enhanced through repetition and by giving ‘thinking time’, and we will consider ways in which this can be reflected in classroom activities. Biodata:
Adrian Doff has taught English and trained teachers in several countries and now lives in Munich, where he works as a freelance writer and teacher trainer. He has written many books for Cambridge University Press, including the coursebooks Meanings Into Words, Language in Use and English Unlimited and the teacher training course Teach English. He is co-author of Cambridge’s new adult course Cambridge English Empower. In Munich, he has worked for a number of years as a tutor on CELTA and DELTA teacher training courses.
As has become a tradition, Melta will once again be marching in Munich's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Details regarding the meeting place will be posted soon.
Hope to see you there – children and dogs are welcome too!
The English Department of Munich University is holding an international conference on “Educating the Global Citizen – International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age” in March 2019. The roster of keynotes includes Michael Byram, Claire Kramsch, William Gauselli, Liz Jackson, Glynda Hull, Greg Misiaszek and Hugh Starkey.
For further details see the links below:
Educating the Global Citizen: International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age
Professional Development Day, March 26th
TEFL Day 2019: Global Education in the EFL Classroom
As in the past, members of MELTA are welcome to register for either or both of the events. The TEFL Day in particular offers a range of workshops for practicing teachers. The TEFL Day is free of charge. Registration for the full three day conference will include a small service charge.
If you have any further questions about the conference, please contact: