Gallery Teachers Office – Romania Open Day 2016
New Tasks building New Perspectives
English Languages Teachers today are supposed to be in the ‘post methods era’ and yet what can realistically replace the Communicative Approach?
This workshop will re-examine the idea and practice of communicative activities and will present a number of completely new and sometimes innovative solutions to help motivate and galvanise your students.
Interspersing hands-on activities for the participants, the presenter will show how research supports the ideas presented.
Be prepared for informative fun!
10:00 – 12:00 – Teacher Training Session 1: New Tasks Building New Perspectives Part 1
12:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 – Teacher Training Session 2: New Tasks Building New Perspectives Part 2
15:00 – 16:00 – Gallery Teachers Presentation
16:00 – 16:20 – Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:30 – Question Time
18:00 – 19:00 – Bucharest panoramic guided tour
20:00 – Gala Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Bucharest
The Presenter: Steve Hirschhorn
- began teaching in 1980
- Spent several years examining the Humanistic Approaches
- Director of TESOL, Head of the Language Teaching and Training Unit and Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics delivering various Masters’ modules at St Mary’s University College
- 3rd Principal of the prestigious Eckersley Oxford School of English
- 2 years in China setting up and developing ELT departments in a group of schools
- 2013: returned to Europe to join Gallery Languages as Head of Teaching and Training
- Twice winner of the Walpole Prize for innovation in teaching
- Published a variety of articles on ELT and Initial Teacher Training and has lectured widely in Europe, South America, the Far East and the Middle East
- External Examiner for three UK Universities’ Applied Linguistics or language related
- MA in Applied Linguistics, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is researching a Doctorate in Teacher Education which examines the connections between SLA research and ELT practice from 1950 to 2000.