Putting “Spring” into our classrooms!

Personalizing our Teaching

Facilitator: David Deubelbeiss http://setiteachers.ning.com http://eflclassroom.ning.com Good language teaching practice uses the experiences and context of the learner in all instruction. It is imperative that teachers “personalize” their instruction so that students are learning language through their own “map of the world”. This workshop will address this issue and demonstrate activities that excite students because they are speaking / listening / reading / writing about their own wishes, feelings, interests and concerns. All attendees will actively participate and a wide range of student centered activities will be shown and discussed – all focusing on the aspect of “contextualizing” language instruction. Although appropriate for any age of learner, a focus will be on teacher teenagers and young learners. The workshop will be delivered in 3 parts. Part 1 - Teacher focused activities, activities which use the students’ curiosity of the teacher as a language prompt. Part 2 – Simple activities that can be used with any type of target language or theme. Templates. You use the idea and then “Show and Go”.

Part 3 - Co-operative activities, activities which use the students’ own thoughts and lives as a focus of instruction. All those attending will receive a booklet of all the activities, with each fully described. As well, all workshop content will be available for download and teacher use, online.

Biography David Deubelbeiss B.Ed., M.Ed. (TESL) is a teacher, writer and runner. He is an educator with over 17 years experience teaching ESL / EFL . He has taught and presented in Korea, Canada, France, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Russia. Currently, he is giving professional development courses within the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education and at the Seoul Education Training Institute. He is an avid creator of instructional material and shares his resources through his online community EFL Classroom 2.0 (http://eflclassroom.ning.com). He shares the simple teaching philosophy of inspiring both teachers and learners, believing "when one teaches, two learn".

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