- Alastair GRANT
21. Learning Strategies: encouraging our own education – School Auditorium
For decades we have brushed up our teaching techniques, focussing on ways to improve our students’ performance. However, we are just beginning to discuss autonomy, while most of our work creates a culture of dependency. This session will explore six approaches that demonstrate that students can learn autonomously and meaningfully.
- Dinorah SAPP
22. Experiential Learning to Improve Grammar, Speaking, and Writing Skills – Salón AMICANA
English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers want their students to learn concepts beyond a textbook page. How can language teachers create experiential projects where students improve their language skills? This workshop will demonstrate three kinds of experiential activities and participants will create their own to implement in their classrooms.
- Samiah HASSAN, & Cristina BOCCIA
23. Teaching to understand and produce texts: A pedagogy – Room 7
Understanding what a text does as a social activity, how it does this and what language resources are implicated are essential to develop genre literacy in modern EFL courses. In this workshop, participants will take the steps of a pedagogy leading to the scaffolded production of texts.
- Alejandra FARÍAS, Emilia MORESCHI, & Mercedes ROMERO DAY
24. Meanings in images: comprehending and producing visual narratives – Room 8
Presenters will help participants explore visual resources used by picture book illustrators to place readers as outside observers or invite them to participate in the story world. Possible applications of this analysis will be considered for the EFL classroom and some comprehension and production activities will be put into practice.
- Viviana INNOCENTINI, Alicia María NOCETI, Jorge SÁNCHEZ, & María Susana GONZÁLEZ
25. Genre awareness in ESP courses at University level – Room 9
(round table #157)
In this round table we will present and debate the particular Format of ESP courses at four Argentine Universities. Courses are designed considering the prototypical genres used in different academic fields and the tenets of the schools of the genre based approach: ESP, the New Rhetoric, and the Sydney School.
- Rita ALDORINO
26. Sounds, words, rhythm: creating contexts toward our summit – Room 25
Sounds combine to create words, phrases, sentences, which help convey the musicality of language. This workshop intends to demonstrate how the use of poetry can integrate these components to support oral- aural skills in the EFL class. The audience will experience alternative ways to further these abilities in everyday lessons.