Online Workshop – 12 September 2020 – Case Study Analysis: Critiques, Problems and Decisions (with David Meier)

August 26, 2020

Come join us for an online workshop with David Meier on using case studies in the ESL and/or ESP classroom on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 A.M.

Case studies are mainly used as a teaching tool in the sciences, law, and business to promote critical thinking and problem solving, as well as to introduce new concepts and skills.  Some case studies are a problem to be solved, while others offer solutions to be critiqued. 

Case studies are also rich in opportunities to practice language skills for the new language learner: reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, writing, speaking.  The teacher can modify the case study approach and integrate various language skill areas to meet the level of the learner, the comfort level of the instructor, and other teaching and classroom constraints. Whatever your teaching area: technical, academic, or special purposes, you are sure to come away with ideas and opportunities to integrate the case study approach into your own teaching toolbox.  At the end of the workshop, you will be given a list of free online resources to get you started!

Bio: David is a long-time ELTABB member who has also served on the board as Communications Coordinator. He is currently part-time faculty at the University of Potsdam designing and delivering UNIcert III and IV level English courses primarily for the bachelor and master’s level students of the Business Administration and Economics degree program. The majority of his teaching experience is at the university level, and he also has private business clients. When not developing teaching material, he is an opera singer. 

His work prior to teaching was in corporate public relations and employee communications at Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, and then the French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi.

When: Saturday 12 September 2020 from 10am to 12:30pm
Where: Online
Registration – ELTABB members: Please register on the Ning
Registration – other ELTA members: Please register by emailing and mention which ELTA you are a member of