COD 2019 - P248

How to Teach English to Children: What's New?

Primary School teachers and coordinators who want to learn and share their view of how children learn English these days

1 sessions, start: 13-Feb

Course detail

Year: 2019
Level: Primary
Language: English
Status: Ended
Facilitator/s: Ms. Mercedes Perez Berbain MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 500.00
Non affiliate
ARS 500.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 13 February 2019 01:30 pm 04:30 pm


Mercedes Perez Berbain

Mercedes Pérez Berbain is an educational consultant and teacher educator. She is a faculty member at Pilgrims Teacher Training (UK) and ESSARP (Argentina), and a reviewer for several international journals. She holds an M.A. in Education with Distinction from Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has written materials for Pearson and OUP, and co-edited for Palgrave Macmillan. Her research interests include leadership in education, inclusion, and young learners.
Primary School teachers and coordinators who want to learn and share their view of how children learn English these days
For participants to:

- Reflect on the learning process and analyse various techniques.
- Connect practice to updated learning theories and current educational ideas.
- Voice their own thoughts and find ways of implementing renewed ideas with their students.
- Plan a unit of work.
- A unit of work in action: activities which cater for diversity and have an outcome in mind. From story-telling to movie via singing and playing games. Integrating Science, Maths, Social studies and the Arts. Graded, tailor-made, connected activities and the rationale underpinning them.
- Developing linguistic, cognitive, emotional, moral and social skills: why and how.
- From experience to action via reflection and concept formation.
- Embracing diversity today: in our students, in what we need to teach, in materials and resources.
- Striving for understanding and the need for flexibility, empathy and leadership skills.
- Planning a unit of work.
This is an experiential workshop which invites participants to become aware of how learning happens to be in a better position to implement effective teaching with a Primary School class. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss, analyse and explore possibility to find ways of reaching all our students. Every participant will have the chance to plan a unit of work to start the year afresh.
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