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Webinar: "Developing Interactive Speaking Skills"

July 17, 2019

On 17th July join Alastair Grant in a new webinar of the local Advancing Learning Academic Programme.

Only Connect: Developing Interactive Speaking Skills for Students

Speaking in English can be a challenge for students: it’s seen as something that is difficult, demotivating and hard for teachers to set up. Why is this? Don’t people learn a language so that they can speak it? Yet, as Scott Thornbury reminds us, “we forget how we once struggled to achieve this ability”. 

In this session, we will explore methods for allowing our students to connect, engage and communicate in English, through guided speaking techniques and a variety of collaborative activities, so that they will find speaking motivating, achievable and will enjoy using the language they are learning, both now and in the future.

About the speaker:

Alastair Grant is an English Teacher and Teacher Trainer. He is a teacher trainer for International House Montevideo, where he was previously Director of Studies. He is Academic Director at Colegio Nuevo Las Lomas, In-Schools Director at the International Language Training Centre in Buenos Aires and lectures in Methodology at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Buenos Aires. Previously, he was also Director of Studies at International House San Isidro. 

He holds an Honours Degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Warwick in the U.K., has completed the International House Certificate of Advanced Methodology and all modules of the Cambridge Delta. 

Date & time: Wednesday, 17th July, 6.00 pm

Certificate of attendance will be issued.

Book your place for free here.