How Can I Engage the Diverse Learners in a Language Classroom?

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Date :

2018-06-12 (Tuesday)

Time :

14:00 - 17:00



Venue :

Room 1101, 11/F., VTC Tower

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Category :

Pedagogy and Assessment - Teaching Strategies

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About the Event :

About the Workshop 

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants an introduction to the concept of differentiation of learning. Participants will develop an awareness of learner differences and consider how to differentiate learning in the classroom according to resources, task or support. There will be an opportunity for participants to consider how to differentiate classes for a particular learner context.

Facilitator(s) :

Mr Tony Lucas, trainer of the British Council,  has over 20 years' experience in English language teaching, having worked with learners of all ages and levels of proficiency. He has specialised in materials writing and teacher development, facilitating workshops for both state and private language school teachers across Europe, South America and recently Asia.

 Tony is currently completing an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL with the University of Portsmouth. He is also the co-author of EFL coursebooks that is presently being used by the Portuguese Ministry of Education in schools across Portugal. He has also delivered online teacher development and training in learning programmes for the British Council. Tony is particularly interested in materials development and engaging the learner beyond using the conventional teaching methods and resources in the classroom.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this workshop, the participants would be able to:

-recognise the various ways your learners can differ;  

-state how scaffolding and differentiation of teaching resources can promote effective learning;

- identify and evaluate differentiated support in your context; and

-prepare a differentiated activity to help your learners achieve the learning outcomes.

Target Audience :

All VTC teaching and instructing staff are welcome.

Enquiry :

Ms Nichole Chan

Education Development Officer

Tel: 2836 1083