Metodické semináre u Vás na škole
Catchy Topics - Foundation for a Successful Lessons (Adults)
Do you sometimes find hard to motivate your students in your in-company courses? Do they find the business courses too “businessy” and the topics in the general ones not so useful and a bit distant? Let’s have a look at how a well-chosen topic can generate a good discussion and what does a teacher need to do to get the most out of it.
Contemporary Student (YL/ Teens)
A contemporary student thinks fast. A contemporary student is self-confident with electronic devices. A contemporary student requires flexibility. A contemporary student needs a contemporary teacher. We are aware that students, teaching methods and textbooks are changing over the years. However, are we prepared to cope with this change? In the session we will examine the development of (not only) language education and try to define ways how we could inspire students who are growing up in so much more different environment than we used to.
Learning to Learn: How can teachers support successful learning behaviour? (Teens/ Young Adults)
How may teachers and teaching materials contribute to students´ successful learning? Students´ learning behaviour, i.e. what they do in order to learn a language as well as how they do it naturally varies among individuals and among different course types, too. In this session we are going to have a closer look at the specific features of teenage learners, who still have to greatly rely on their teachers but at the same time are becoming more autonomous both in their school as well as private lives and what´s more - have to start preparing for passing their Maturita exams. Teachers have to encourage both their controlled and uncontrolled positive learning behaviour and there is a whole range of tools and strategies how to do it.
Learning without (much) Forgetting (YL)
The correct use of our memory is important for what we successfully learn. Effective learning is dependent on how much our pupils can remember from their English classes. But how does our memory really work? How can you help your pupils remember the most and forget the least with the knowledge of human memory secrets? In today´s session we are going to see in what (different) ways you as teachers may support the memory processes with primary (6 – 10) a lower secondary (11 – 16) pupils and at the same time adapt your lessons to these principles.
Practise Makes Perfect. Or does it? (Teens/ Adults)
Have you slipped into the habit of just bringing exam sample papers to every lesson? Would you like to liven up your exam preparation classes a bit? Are you struggling to find the right balance between preparing your students for an exam and having fun in your lessons? Between teaching language and teaching exam strategy? In this seminar, we will share best practices on how to keep all your students motivated, whether they are working professionals with analytical minds who like to think about the language, or teenagers who do not want to be there at all. We will look at some techniques to make exam practice fun and try them for ourselves to find the best practice activities for our classes. To do so, we will use sample material from Maturita Focus and Gold, textbooks ideal for all kinds of exam preparation.
Teaching Technical English Right from Start (Teens/ Adults)
Using Stories in Primary School Classes (YL)
The correct use of our memory is an essential prerequisite for what we successfully learn. Effective learning is dependent on how much our pupils can remember from their English classes. But how does our memory really work? How can you help your pupils learn and also remember as much as possible? The answer may sound simple – motivate them, involve them, concentrate and retain their attention. In today´s session we are going to explore in what ways the context of movie stories and the presence of their characters in primary school classes may boost your pupils´ learning efficiency and at the same time make your classes more fun.