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Free teacher training workshops in Prague this November

If you are in Prague this November, why not join us at our autumn edition of free teacher development workshops at Oxford TEFL in Prague. Six different speakers, who are active teachers and trainers, will offer hands-on workshops on various topics with tips to take straight into your classroom.

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To sign up, simply email tesol@oxfordtefl.cz, specifying which workshops you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

Friday November 11th

12.30 – 13.30 Šárka Císařová, Teacher at the Writing Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Title: How to teach Writing: Cultural differences and exam preparation
ŠárkaCísařová reveals how to deal with the overlooked challenges cultural differences in writing styles pose to teachers and learners when dealing with writing for exam or publication purposes. If you teach or want to start teaching exam preparation classes or English for academic purposes to Czech students or multicultural classes, this is for you!

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13.45 – 14.45 Steve Starkweather, Director of English Studies

Title: Classroom Management in a Young Learner Classroom
When teaching young learners classroom management can suddenly become a huge part of the lesson. Find out how to cope with the specific needs of young learners with useful tips and tricks from YL-expert Steve Starkweather.

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Friday November 18th

12.30 – 13.30 David Young, Oxford TEFL Course Director

Title: Measuring Learning Outcomes 
How much did my students take away from this class? Was it useful? How could I achieve more? Oxford TEFL Course Director David Young gives food for thought in his session on how to evaluate the outcomes of lessons. What did the students learn and how do we know? Find out and make the first step to be a more effective teacher.

13.45 – 14.45 Dan Baines, Oxford TEFL Diploma Coordinator

Title: Digging Deeper: Modelling critical reflection for teacher development 
Ready to reflect? Based on your personal experience Dan Baines will help you to dig deeper and go beyond “what was good”, “what was bad” and “what would I change about the lesson”. There is plenty of evidence that only a reflective teacher will achieve steady development, become one of them!

Friday November 25th

12.30 – 13.30 Mark Fitzhenry, Senior Teacher at Akcent-International House

Title: Help or Hindrance? The Pluses and Minuses of Using Students’ L1 in the Classroom
For a long time many teachers banned the students’ first language from the classroom to enable more communication in the target language. Is it good to be so rigorous though? Is “English only” in the classroom the most beneficial way to teach your students? How deal with multi-lingual classes and their L1s? Mark Fitzhenry looks at advantages and disadvantages of the students’ first language in the classroom.

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13.45 – 14.45 Dunstan Clarke, Lecturer in Academic English at the Czech Technical University

Teaching Lingua Franca English 
English as a Lingua France, or ELF; English goes international. The majority of conversations in English are held between non-native English speakers. What does that mean for us teachers and how can we adapt? Dunstan Clarke presents practical ideas in a hands-on session.

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To sign up, simply email tesol@oxfordtefl.com, specifying which workshops you would like to attend. If you are not in Prague and you would like to develop your teaching skills, read more about our online teacher development courses here.

 

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