Pronunciation does not seem
topic No.1 in EFL, especially with young learners. They are thought to imitate
the sounds of English pretty well. However, some practising is quite essential.
Teachers don’t plan pronunciation activities often; they say "it’s a waste
of time" and "I don’t think much about pronunciation exercises",
which is a pity. As a result, young learners grow into adults with
unintelligible speech and mispronounced words.
If you don’t know how to work on it, this workshop is right for you!
You will learn a lot of
tricks to eliminate making incorrect sounds, to follow the intonation rules and
to keep the pronunciation routine.
Although this course was developped for young learners, the techniques can be
successfully used with allcategories of students who need pronunciation
Module 2. June 21 (Wednesday) 17.45 -
Topic Books – tool to
get, keep, store and retrieve knowledge
(project) books enormously increase students' interest in working with foreign
language and facts. It is a wonderful way of attracting your students for new
forms of work with information, facts, knowledge and manual skills. Any topic
can be covered in topic books, which suits many ideas of CLIL, science,
Some art techniques enable students to deal with vocabulary, structures,
functions and grammar together with attributes such as co-operation,
organization, multiple intelligences, presentation skills and many others. You
will see a few examples of those project books.
level, any subject, but mostly English!
Module 3. June 22 (Thursday) 9.00 -
management and classroom language, transitions
Classroom managements is one of the key issues in
teaching young leaners. Teaching a
foreign language surely requires some aspects to be considered: how to manage a
group of children accommodating the communication in a foreign language as
naturally as possible; how to organise the space, time and activities so that
the students get the most of the process. Classroom routines help them get used
to the process enormously, can we, teachers, establish them in our groups?
small communication games enable students to use communicative structures in a natural,
lively context. Students solve various tasks in various situations that provoke
a certain kind of oral involvement from them. They practise using messages
without realising they are exchanging ideas in a foreign language. The
sub-consciousness of this procedure is very beneficial in the learning
environment as the students do not need to think about the language much.These techniques can be easily adjusted to
meet the needs of allcategories of learners.
Module 4. June 22 (Thursday) 13.15 -
English in mixed classes
The course is designed to help teachers offer one
activity in various ways. Basic skills – listening, active communication,
pre-reading and reading skills and writing including the creative writing
preparation can be offered to children of different ages and abilities. The
teachers will try using the same topic with activities suitable for different
levels, combined in a way to make sure the students can work in groups