Saturday March 24th, 10:00 to 16:30
GLS Sprachzentrum, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin
Please join us for a wonderful workshop with Sue Kay followed by our AGM.
HOW TO WRITE EXCELLENT ELT MATERIALS: MOTIVATION, MEMORY AND MEANING
I believe that these 3Ms, Motivation, Memory and Meaning, are the basic requirements for creating optimum conditions for learning to take place. This workshop will explore ways in which teaching materials can reflect these priorities and create these optimum learning conditions.
MOTIVATION: how to choose engaging material and adapt it where necessary so that it is accessible and useful as language input.
MEMORY: how to ensure repeated exposure to high frequency language; vocabulary storing and recycling.
MEANING: how to obtain a personal response to material; speaking tasks that encourage learners to talk about things that actually matter to them, rather than playing roles or exchanging invented information.
Sue Kay has been working in ELT since the early 80s and has been an author for the last 25 years. Her first publication was the Reward Resource Packs published by Heinemann. With co-author Vaughan Jones she has written Inside Out and New Inside Out for Macmillan, and Upper Secondary course Focus for Pearson. Sue is one of the co-founders, along with Karen Spiller and Karen White, of ELT Teacher 2 Writer who publish books that train teachers in the craft and skills of ELT writing.
A more detailed schedule will follow.
Entry is free for ELTABB members and only €10 for guests!