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Better reading for learners
Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 10am BST
About the webinar:
Most teachers agree that getting learners to read in English helps their language development. Reading can also be a key source of new information associated with learners’ interests. However, many students come from a language culture where oracy is prioritised over literacy so they are less motivated to read. Furthermore, the way that people read and the amount of text they read has changed in recent years as a result of Information Technology. This webinar aims to explore different approaches to getting learners to engage with texts and develop reading skills. It will outline ways that can lead to ‘better reading’ by means of text and task choice as well as a focus on useful reading strategies. A key principle that underpins the session is that better reading helps improve students’ overall language competence.
About the speaker:
Craig Thaine has been involved in ELT for 30 years. He is Cambridge DTEFLA qualified and also has an MA Hons. in Applied Linguistics. He has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in many different countries. He is currently Director of Teacher Training at Languages International, Auckland and is a Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards assessor for both the CELTA and Delta schemes. He has extensive experience developing and teaching English language courses to adult learners, including ESP and EAP courses. Craig is co-author of Empower, the general English adult course.
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