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2018 Cambridge Day - Recife

2018 Cambridge Day - Recife

Date: 18/07 – Wednesday
Time: 8h30 - 12h
Venue: Hotel Gran Mercure Recife Boa Viagem - Av. Boa Viagem, 4070 – Boa Viagem - Recife / PE - view map

Children Love Interesting Learning


In this talk we’ll first look at the increasingly important area of CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning), focusing on how it works and why it has become so popular. Then we’ll go on to look at the most important part of teaching young learners: the children themselves. By addressing the question of what interests young learners, and how we can incorporate these elements into the CLIL content of our lessons, we hope to indirectly provide some solutions to the common problems of pupil demotivation and restlessness.

All of this will be reinforced with practical examples and hands-on activities which aim to satisfy different teaching and learning styles and which can be easily implemented in any primary classroom.

Michael Tomlinson has been teaching English since 1989. He has worked in the UK, Turkey, Spain and Sweden, with students ranging from children to adults and from beginner to proficiency level. He is currently a teacher at Star English, Murcia. He has also led numerous teacher training talks and workshops in Europe, South America and Asia. His publications include six Primary Box titles in the Cambridge Copy Collection and the seven level Primary course Kid’s Box, all co-authored with Caroline Nixon.


The Unspoken Truth


Many people learn English, but very often the truth is, they don’t speak English. Students frequently lack the confidence and ability to talk. The problem is amplified by the fact that learners judge their progress by their speaking ability. The result is a feeling of not progressing, and also a paradox: Due to lack of confidence, students are reluctant to participate in much-needed speaking activities. This session explores how to address this problem by creating a Safe Speaking Environment.

At school, Mark Ibbotson was told he had a talent for writing, so he used his imagination to plot a novel career path. He studied engineering, became a construction manager, retrained as an English teacher, moved to France, worked as a business English trainer, then finally became an ELT author.









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