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September 27th, 2019


Paracas 1 – 2:55 pm.

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Gabriel Diaz Maggioli


Developing oracy skills: 15 proven teaching strategies

Teachers frequently complain that students do not engage in communication activities as eagerly as they would like. One of the reasons this may be so is because we fail to teach how to speak, choosing instead for exploring a topic and then asking students to get together and “discuss.” In this workshop we will explore fifteen classroom activities that have worked well in developing oral skills in a multitude of contexts. Come ready to talk, and talk, and talk…and then talk some more.

Gabriel Diaz Maggioli is a teacher who applies the lessons learned in the classroom to his roles as writer, researcher, administrator and teacher educator. He got his BA in TESOL in Uruguay and completed Master’s and Doctoral work at the University of Bath in the UK. He has acted as consultant for international organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, the European Union, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Department of State and the World Bank. A frequent presenter at local and international conferences, Gabriel has shared his theory-in-practice with colleagues in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. He currently lives in Uruguay where he is Director of Ludus, the professional development and teaching research and innovation center at the Catholic University of Uruguay.