Calling all English Language Teachers:
- Are you over-experienced but under-qualified?
- Would you like to add more pedagogical rigour to your lesson planning?
- Could your CV do with a boost?
If any of the above apply to you, we’d like to invite you to attend a workshop introducing Teacher Development Interactive (TDI). TDI is an online course which offers an introduction to current developments in the pedagogy of applied linguistics and how these can be practically applied to the field of English Language Teaching. If you complete all four modules successfully, you receive a First TEFL Certificate from Hunter College, City University of New York.
After a brief presentation on what TDI has to offer, you will immerse yourself into one of the six skills courses that TDI offers – in this case Speaking – and both familiarise yourself with the content as well as analyse how the content is delivered throughout the module.
Areas covered include:
- Identifying sub skills of speaking
- Defining roles of language functions and conversation strategies
- Encouraging fluency practice by not interfering with communication
- Using error correction techniques that minimize interference
- Supporting classroom interaction with repair strategies and basic classroom language.
Reflecting on how the skill of Speaking is delivered within TDI will both develop your professional skills whilst giving you a taster of what the full course has to offer.
This event is sponsored by Pearson Deutschland GmbH
Karen Seekings Biodata
Karen Seekings PGCE, DELTA, M.Ed is an ELT writer, examiner and teacher trainer. She worked closely with The British Council while setting up a language school in Indonesia and has extensive experience teaching English both abroad and in the UK. Karen is currently managing an online education provider based in London as well as developing learning resources for a major education publisher.