Thursday, April 16, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - 25 April 2009

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: The Petroleum Institute (PTQI), Seyahia ( Gergarish )
Presenter: Chris Redston

Chris Redston is the co-author of face2face, the best-selling general English course for adults from Cambridge University Press. He has worked in ELT for over twenty years, teaching in Turkey, Argentina and the UK for International House. He has also run teacher-training courses in Italy and the UK, and is an experienced author of adult course materials. He has travelled extensively, visiting over forty countries, and currently lives in London.
  • Get the Perfect Start with face2face or Getting Started with face2face
How can we help starter and elementary students acquire the core language and skills they need to communicate successfully in today's world? Chris Redston, co-author of face2face, discusses how teachers can help lower-level students to develop effective strategies for successful language learning. He also introduces the new Starter level of face2face and explains how the innovative key features of this best-selling course have been adapted to meet the needs of beginner-level students.
  • Which words don't we listen to?
Listening is probably the hardest skill for students to master, and teachers are often unsure how to help their students improve their listening in the classroom. Chris Redston, co-author of face2face, explores the underlying reasons why listening to natural spoken English is so problematic, then discusses practical ways in which teachers can really help students get better at listening. There will be a particular focus on lower-level students

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