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From the Classroom to the Wider World

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Why are we all learning English? Ultimately, to be able to understand and be understood in this global society. But as teachers, we know this is not just about vocabulary and grammar. Truly communicating in another language involves cultural awareness, empathy and being able to adapt our message to different audiences and through different channels. For our students, acquiring soft skills like these is as important as learning the language itself. Let’s see how to include this in our classes.

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From the Classroom to the Wider World

  1. 1. WIDER WORLD British Council 1/10/16
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  3. 3. 3
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  5. 5. 5 REALLY?
  6. 6. 6 Facts!
  7. 7. 7Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Did you know?
  8. 8. 8Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Did you know?
  9. 9. 9 So...are our students only going to be speaking with ‘natives?’
  10. 10. THIS IS A SMALL WORLD
  11. 11. 11Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt And effective communication is KEY
  12. 12. 12 Is effective communication just about language?
  13. 13. That was delicious!
  14. 14. 14Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Did you know? Give me a ballpark figure! International business meetings - intimidation! Translation for a Japananse person: English – International English
  15. 15. 15 Effective Communication = Language + Cultural awareness + Empathy.
  16. 16. 16Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Yeah, right, but how?
  17. 17. To their world To a wider world From topics
  18. 18. 18 Task examples
  19. 19. My pet
  20. 20. KINDERSASTER!
  21. 21. Find your teammates! It’s small / big / long / thin It’s got …legs / a tail Colours
  22. 22. 23Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Task examples Cooperative
  23. 23. Task examples AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 PETS Digital
  24. 24. 25Padlet.com
  25. 25. To their world To a wider world From topics Things we do
  26. 26. 27 Effective Communication = Language + Cultural awareness + Empathy.
  27. 27. + Research
  28. 28. Compare & Contrast + Thinking skills
  29. 29. Research Compare Contrast Write Record Publish! Create videos!
  30. 30. From viewers
  31. 31. To producers, directors, actors
  32. 32. Europe Day!
  33. 33. 36 Final production
  34. 34. 37 Scaffolding Final production VOCABULARY GRAMMAR LISTENING READING SPEAKING WRITING CONTROLLED PRACTICE FREE PRACTICE
  35. 35. Tellagami LET’S TRAVEL! (low budget!) StreetView
  36. 36. Choose your dream destination Go there with Google Earth and take a screenshot Do reseach about your destination Make a tellagami describing your destination and why you want to go there Watch your classmates’ work and learn about different places!
  37. 37. No Tablet?
  38. 38. 42 W I D E R
  39. 39. 43 W I D E R W I R E D
  40. 40. Connect them to a wider world
  41. 41. BE AWARE OF NEW TRENDS
  42. 42. 4 Thank you! Any questions ? Brian.engquist@Pearson.com Michael.brand@pearson.com Marta.Cervera@Pearson.com Blog: http://eltlearningjourneys.com/ www.pearsonelt.es

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