BOTC 2023

29 September | 11:15 – 12:00 | ZOOM

Teaching New Language to Young Learners

In order to be able to teach new language to young learners, first we need to understand how they acquire language in general. After looking at this aspect, in this practical session, we will then consider the importance of building an engaging and meaningful context for focusing on new language, and explore a number of fun language practice activities. We will also examine some key DOs and DON’Ts for teaching new language in the young learner classroom.  

MEd in Maths, DTEFLA, is a freelance teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and co-author with Edmund Dudley of Mixed Ability Teaching (Into the Classroom series, OUP). Before becoming a freelance trainer in 2009, she worked for International House schools for 16 years in Eastern and Central Europe, where she worked as a YL co-ordinator, trainer on CELTA, LCCI,1-1, Business English, YL and VYL courses, and Director of Studies. She has extensive experience in teaching all age groups from very young learners to adults, and mentoring both learners and teachers. As a freelancer, she worked on numerous in-service teacher training courses across the world. She has also designed and written several courses for language learners as well as training courses for teachers.

Her personal and professional goal is to share her passion for teaching and belief that learning starts with the learner, and our role as teachers is to observe them and guide them along their learning paths. Her main interests lie in helping teachers to bring out the best of themselves as well as of their learners, building thorough self-awareness and striving for self-development.