Teaching
HIGH-LEVEL
students
Teaching high-level classes could be a great avenue for teachers' professional development: it's great for challenging our expertise and language knowledge.
24 SEPTEMBER
MOSCOW
Teaching students with B2 and above: challenge accepted!
Teaching high-level classes could be a great avenue for teachers' professional development: it's great for challenging our expertise and language knowledge.
However, some fears are holding teachers back from teaching high-level students: what's the right way to prepare for the lessons? They already can use language skillfully, why do they need a teacher? What exactly is advanced English, and how can we make sure that students use it actively? All of that makes teaching higher levels a daunting task.
In the series of talks, we'll tackle these and other questions. By the end of the day, we will have looked at the challenges of teaching high-level learners and explored some practical solutions, which you can incorporate into your classroom practices helping your students to spread their wings and expand upon their knowledge.
Defining advanced English: what does it mean to be an advanced learner and an advanced teacher?
Iuliia Kumicheva
an English teacher, a teacher trainer, and an ELT-blogger. Iuliia olds TKT Modules 1-3, CELTA, Delta Module 1, 3, CPE, and has completed the courses "Teacher Trainer" and ''Director of Studies" at IH Barcelona. Iuliia has been teaching higher-level students since 2017: B2-C2 General English classes, FCE, CAE, and CPE exam prep classes. Iuliia has been teaching other teachers of English since 2020.
SCHEDULE
OF EVENT
Defining advanced English: what does it mean to be an advanced learner and an advanced teacher?
11:00-11:40
During this session we'll discuss characteristics of advanced learners, debate whether teaching C2 is the ultimate goal and what teachers need to do to help advanced students.
Little break
11:40-11:55
A small break to gain strength for a new session, chat with colleague
High-level problems: intermediate plateau, developing learner autonomy, slower progress, lack of resources
11:55-12:35
We'll look into potential reasons for common high-level problems and discuss practical solutions and teaching implications.
Little break
12:35-13:00
A small break to gain strength for a new session, chat with colleague
Managing work on lexis and grammar: putting advanced language into active use
13:00-13:40
During this session we'll answer one of the most frequently asked questions coming from B2+ students: how can we make active use of all the fancy words and structures we learn?
Little break
13:40-13:55
A small break to gain strength for a new session, chat with colleague
Designing tasks: ways to provide more varied input and to facilitate richer output.
13:55-14:35
We'll define what makes a great task for high-level class, how we can design one and ways we can adapt coursebook materials to help our students spread their wings.
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By the end of the day, we will have looked at the challenges of teaching
high-level learners and explored some practical solutions
24 SEPTEMBER
MOSCOW
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