This session explores activity-based teaching and focuses on how teachers can recognize what each learner brings to the classroom and the role they play in their own language acquisition process. Since research on learning and memory (Sprenger, 1999), on language acquisition and language learning (Cameron, 2001), and on the functions of the brain (Genesee, 2000) confirms ELL are actively constructing schema (organizational structures of language and content) and meaning, instruction should motivate students to take active roles in their own learning. Participants will learn how communicative teaching and learning focuses on authentic, comprehensible, and interactive communication through a variety of channels: teacher/student, student/teacher, student/student, student/students, etc.
Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00.