How to integrate writing
Author's conference by
Professor Christopher Korten, MGIMO University
17 SEPTEMBER / MOSCOW
into your teaching and
how to teach it effectively
THIS SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON
I dispel many myths and fears surrounding the teaching of writing,
including the most common one: "I'm not a good or confident writer, so how can I teach writing?"
I will show participants the many ways in which writing can be incorporated into an English-language curriculum. In short, whenever there is a communication activity, i.e. speaking, there are opportunities to incorporate a short writing element. I will show you how to tie in both aspects of active communication. I will also show how such a perspective is not an either-or proposition: it's not a case of either helping students to improve their speaking or their writing. Participants will learn that the medium of writing assists the student in being a better speaker – and vice-versa.
You can! And I'll show you how in September!
The most effective writing exercises are those that mirror requirements in one's daily life. This session is not interested in all types of writing, but those that are useful in one's career and further education. But rather than dive straight into writing long reports or written presentations, I suggest micro-tasks, so as not to overwhelm the learner, in a mixed-communicative environment. For example, we write out the opening lines of a talk they are giving or the main idea in a future presentation. By focusing on sub-tasks and ensuring a successful and educational experience, students feel emboldened and motivated to attempt more ambitious tasks. The business of style, syntax, and grammar are discussed through the actual writing tasks, where their relevance is more clearly seen and the principles remembered longer.
Taking into account the latest changes, the participants are waiting for the real practice of teaching
short writing exercises

How to incorporate short writing exercises into all forms of active communication
3 writing activities

my 3 favourite writing activities and how to keep students engaged in the writing activity
incorporate grammar

how to incorporate grammar and style into each activity
how to teach writing

how to teach writing with little writing experience
Professor
Christopher Korten was born in the US and studied at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Currently, he holds professorships at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, and MGIMO University. He is also director of Academic Writing in the Department of International Relations of MGIMO and regularly publishes in top academic journals. He also has one of the largest Instagram blogs on English language in the world and is now developing a YouTube channel. In addition to participating in many international conferences, he has guest lectured at the universities of Hong Kong, Trinity College, Dublin, KU (Leuven), La Sapienza (Rome), as well as Oxford and Cambridge. He was also visiting professor at Moscow State University (Lomonosov) in the autumn of 2016. Professor Korten formerly taught at the University of Warsaw.
CHRISTOPHER
KORTEN
MGIMO University
A unique event for
English teachers
PROGRAM
11:00 – 12:00
The Framework: How to integrate writing into the classroom?
In this session I will show participants the many ways in which writing can be incorporated into an English-language curriculum. In short, whenever there is a communication activity, i.e. speaking, there are opportunities to incorporate a short writing element. I will show you how to tie in both aspects of active communication. I will also show how such a perspective is not an either-or proposition: it's not a case of either helping students to improve their speaking or their writing.

Participants will learn that the medium of writing assists the student in being a better speaker – and vice-versa. Throughout this first session, I dispel many myths and fears surrounding the teaching of writing, including the most common one: "I'm not a good or confident writer, so how can I teach writing?" You can! And I'll show you how!
12:00 – 12:15
Coffee break
12:15–13:05
The Practical: How to teach writing?
This session focuses on practical exercises that I use in my own writing classes. The most effective writing exercises are those that mirror requirements in one's daily life. This session is not interested in all types of writing, but those that are useful in one's career and further education. But rather than dive straight into writing long reports or written presentations, I suggest micro-tasks, so as not to overwhelm the learner, in a mixed-communicative environment. For example, we write out the opening lines of a talk they are giving or the main idea in a future presentation. By focusing on sub-tasks and ensuring a successful and educational experience, students feel emboldened and motivated to attempt more ambitious tasks. The business of style, syntax, and grammar are discussed through the actual writing tasks, where their relevance is more clearly seen and the principles remembered longer.
13:05 – 13:20
Coffee break
13:20–14:00
Questions and discussion
Discussion of the most interesting issues, consultations and speaker's comments
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