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Mediation in the Language Classroom

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For many teachers, mediation will probably be a skill they have never really heard of or at best may know about but don’t necessarily understand fully in order to integrate it into their teaching. Little do they know that they have probably been doing mediation-type activities without even realising it.

This session introduces the concept of mediation, shows how it is becoming more frequent in language coursebooks as a discrete skill, and suggests ways in which it can be incorporated into our teaching to the benefit of our learners.

It will introduce the three main strands of mediation and will show its relevance to General English, EAP and ESP as well as high-stakes exams.

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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Mediation in the Language Classroom

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A starting point

Rated 5 out of 5
13th April 2021

It always feels good to find out that you’ve been doing something really advanced and important in your teaching practice without even knowing that. After the masterclass with Neil Harris I have learned it has a name – mediation. Even though I know how mediation works in a legal context, it was really enlightning and inspiring to see how mediation can be applied in a language class. Of course, there is much to be discovered since this practice is not yet well-developed, but mediation obviously has a great potential in teaching English for real life. Many thanks to Neil and all webinar participants for a productive discussion and sharing ideas and experience.

Tatiana Repina

Mediation seen from another perspective

Rated 5 out of 5
13th April 2021

A most enjoyable session and an excellent teacher to lead us onto the understanding of the winding road of mediation . A fantastic inside on what mediation in teaching and learning means The discussion and contributions to the masterclass shed more light into the way of using mediation in learning and teaching. Thank you ever so much Neil .

Maria Josepa Pujol Toda-Twinam