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**WORKSHOP POSTPONED** Understanding and designing communicative activities - a workshop with Yi-Mei Chen

Language and Education Network research workshop

A Graduate School of Education research event
Date12 May 2015
Time16:00
PlaceBaring Court 112

As you may be aware that communicative approaches (CLT and TBLT) have been the focus in the area of EFL (English as a foreign language) for more than four decades, however, the approaches are still not fully understood by many EFL teachers. Before I started studying at postgraduate school in the University of Exeter, I taught English for over 15 years in Taiwan. I enjoy using methods with communicative approaches since I received the CLT training in year 2000, provided by a teacher trainer from Macquarie University. My doctoral study investigated the implementation of communicative approaches in a Taiwanese secondary school. I offered workshops to provide a group of teachers with the input knowledge of communicative approaches and provided feedback after observing their lessons.

In this workshop, we will discuss what it means by communicative approaches; I will show some examples, and participants will be invited to design communicative activities in group. Finally, we will comment on those activities. I look forward to welcoming you to the workshop.

Before studying at the University of Exeter, Yi-Mei taught English to young and adult learners for over 15 years in Taiwan. She has used methods with communicative approaches since receiving CLT training in 2000, provided by a teacher trainer from Macquarie University.  Yi-Mei Chen’s research interests include communicative approaches (CLT and TBLT), focus-on-forms and focus-on-meaning instruction, second language acquisition, explicit and implicit teaching and learning, classroom discourse, Conversation Analysis, teacher knowledge, teachers’ beliefs, teacher education, reflective teaching, action research.

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ProviderGraduate School of Education
Intended audienceStaff and research students
Registration informationPlease notify Jo Moncur if you are planning to attend.
CostFree
OrganizerJo Moncur
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