Siedlce - konferencja metodyczna dla anglistów ze szkół podstawowych oraz ponagimnazjalnych

8 lutego (sobota) 2014, godz. 9:30-15
Hotel Janusz
ul. Pusta 15







Program konferencji

Szkoły podstawowe: klasy 1-3

09:30 - 10:00 Rejestracja uczestników
10:00 - 11:20 Loud and clear: managing big groups

It's easy to talk about student-centred teaching when we deal with small groups of motivated and disciplined students. How about managing a group of 25 loud and energetic six- or seven-year-olds, who may not be ready yet to focus attention, follow teacher’s instructions and work in pairs?

In this session I would like to focus on ways of teaching that are group-friendly and can engage our young learners in various ways. Having fun, playing, moving around and making noise certainly are natural ways of learning for six- and seven-year-olds. When they are well-managed, children can learn quite a lot through play, fun and movement. And not only the language, but also how to work and behave in a group. We will look at practical ways of involving our students on many of those different levels. Come along and find out how.

Szkoły podstawowe: klasy 4-6

11:20 - 11:40 Przerwa techniczna / rejestracja uczestników
11:40 - 13:00 Myths, facts and strategies - yes, we can!

In my view, the main myth concerning the upcoming sprawdzian szóstoklasisty is that you need a special rigorous training programme for the students to pass it. Actually, it would be a big mistake to let the test obsession dominate what we do in the classroom.

I would like to convince you that in fact, this particular exam reflects the kind of language and cognitive skills that our students are able to acquire to a large extent as part of a normal teaching programme. The analysis of the tasks shows that although some of them may indeed prove challenging - and not always because of the language tested - in fact, they can and should be taught rather than simply tested over and over again.

Thus, the session will focus on how we can lead the students towards exam success through smart everyday teaching. In my view, there is no need to get obsessed by the myth of the exam, but with a few easily applicable strategies, we can teach attractively and effectively with sprawdzian in mind.


Szkoły ponadgimnazjalne

13:00 - 13:30 Przerwa techniczna / rejestracja uczestników
13:30 - 14:50 Text-based teaching and new written 'matura' preparation

There is no doubt that the written matura focuses on texts more and more: both in receptive skills - listening and reading - and especially in writing. There is also no doubt that teenagers of the 21st century do not cope well with a more thorough text analysis, not to mention creating their own texts. Yes, they do read and write - but the texts they read and write of their own rarely meet the requirements of any exam, including in particular overall accuracy, vocabulary and grammar range, cohesion and coherence.

It does seem that our students need a carefully guided plan of how to read and analyse texts in order to produce their own - not in the "telegraphic" English they're exposed to, but one in which they have to think about logic and structure of a text. In the session I'll talk about the necessary ingredients of such a plan of action. I'll also look at samples of students' written pieces and point out the areas which need most attention and work.


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