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Keep Talking: Communication Strategies and Better Conversations

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In this workshop, we will look at communication strategies and explore how they can help learners avoid communication breakdown and keep on talking even when they don’t know the right words to use.

In the first part of the workshop, we will find out about two types of communication strategies: avoidance and achievement. We will look at specific examples of communication strategies such as circumlocution and word coinage.  Then, we will consider whether we should teach them or not and if an inductive or an explicit approach is more effective.

Finally, we will reflect on a simple approach for raising awareness, facilitating acquisition, and activating them to prepare our learners for participating in conversations and performing meaningful tasks in English.

By the end of this workshop, we hope you will have some ideas about how to integrate communication strategies into your English classes.

Presented by Dylan GatesTrinity Cert TESOL Course Director Teacher Trainer & Course Designer.

This Workshop is included with PRO Membership.

Preparing for the Workshop

Our Masterclass workshops are typically delivered in 90 mins.

At Gallery Teachers, we endorse the philosophy of building on your previous knowledge and experience as opposed to just imparting knowledge on you. 

Therefore, in order to prepare you for the webinar and help you activate what you already know about the topic, we will suggest two to four reflective questions for you to consider before you join the event.

You will also be given the opportunity to post your reflections, along with any questions you may already have at the pre-watching stage, to the discussion forum. 

The reflective questions, as well as ideas and shared experiences posted to the forum by attendees, will be used in the real-time Q&A session in order to generate an engaging and meaningful discussion, involving the presenter and teachers from around the world. 

After the event, the forum discussion will take on a life of its own and teachers will be encouraged to continue posting their experiences, reflections and questions related to the topic of the webinar. So, if you feel strongly about the topic, we will make it possible for you to take the discussion beyond the scheduled workshop and continue sharing your ideas with like-minded teachers and teacher trainers from other countries


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Keep Talking: Communication Strategies and Better Conversations

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