22nd April 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)
Speak Together, Think Together, Learn Together by Joon Lee
Effective Communication through CLIL
In order for our Primary students to become truly successful speakers, it is not enough for them to merely ‘speak English well’. They need to learn the participatory skills of effective oral communication and interaction.
This webinar will break down the skills needed for effective speaking, and show teachers how to teach them. In particular, it will suggest that Content and Language in Integrate Learning (CLIL) material is ideal for helping students to talk about the things they know, articulate their own ideas, use an appropriate range of vocabulary and use talking as a means to develop their thinking skills and topical knowledge.
20th May 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)
Bring Conversations to Life! By Mark Richard
A Vision and a Voice for Video-based Communicative Lessons
Videos provide rich models for conversational English. But how can Primary teachers make the most of videos to engage their students in energetic, natural conversations, where learners not only use target language, but also express themselves?
This webinar will show you video activities to grab your students’ attention, inject life and personality into their speaking, and advance their communicative competence.
17th June 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CST (China Standard Time)
Make Reading Real! by Oliver Bayley
How to maximise communication and collaboration with reading materials
For many students and parents reading at first appears to be a solitary activity. Even if they think of reading as an important part of language learning, their view may be limited to defining success as “understanding” a reading passage (shown by answering comprehension questions about it.) In this webinar, we are going to review the important role that reading plays in learning a language and also the many ways we can bring reading to life. This will include activities that motivate students and foster communication and collaboration between them, their parents, and you, their teachers. Practical approaches and activity ideas will be given, drawing on examples from a wide range of primary materials such as textbook reading passages and graded readers.
Date and Times
22nd April 2020 | 20th May 2020 | 17th June 2020
Vietnam & Thailand (ICT) 09:00-10:00
Hong Kong, China, Taiwan (CST) 10:00-11:00
Japan, Korea (JST) 11:00-12:00
UK (UTC+1/BST) 03:00-04:00
Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey 05:00-06:00
Iran (IRST) 05:30-06:30
New York 22:00-23:00 (-1 day)