January 2020 Workshop – with Gabriel EA Clark -“Exploiting images: Dual cognition, the power of the mind, and a duck with a pot on its head”

December 9, 2019

In this workshop we will take a look at some basic mnemonic techniques followed by the theory of dual cognition and how it can be applied to learning foreign language vocabulary via Atkinson’s Keyword Method.

Participants will have the opportunity to use the method to learn some Russian vocabulary and then work on their own keywords for their learners before engaging in a discussion on how to use them in the classroom.

Finally we will take a more general look at what makes an effective classroom image and how we can exploit images in the classroom followed by a group exercise where participants will create their own images to illustrate some common language issues. For a bit of fun and in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Keyword Method, the Russian vocabulary will be tested at the end.

Bio: Gabriel EA Clark is an English teacher with 15 years’ experience and an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Portsmouth University. He’s the “Clark” in Clark and Miller (www.clarkandmiller.com), a website that focuses on giving learners a deeper understanding of how English works through online courses, books, and a blog that often features giraffes. He can be found giving talks at conferences, cycling around post-Soviet neighbourhoods or performing music in empty bars.

When: January 11, 2020 from 10am to 1:30pm
Where: Cornelsen Verlag GmbH, Johannisberger Straße 74,
14197 Berlin
Cost: Free for ELTABB members; €10 for guests
Registration: Members register on the Ning; guests register by emailing events@eltabb.com