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Teaching beginners (when you don't share their L1)

July 10th 2024, 4.30pm UK time

Cecilia Nobre

How can we teach beginners without using translation in class? "I don't speak their L1, how can I teach them?". Based on my experience in the UK and Turkey where smiles and patience were as crucial as the lesson plans themselves. 😃 So, in this webinar, I will share my approach ( backed by literature) to teaching beginners, emphasising the importance of building a strong foundation in both vocabulary and grammar. Teachers will learn strategies for creating a supportive and engaging learning environment that caters to the needs of their lovely beginner students. By the end of the webinar, teachers will have a set of effective techniques for introducing new language concepts, fostering confidence, and encouraging early language use among their beginner learners. 

Cecilia Nobre is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. With 20 years of teaching experience in Brazil, Turkey, and the UK, she is also a certified DipTESOL and CertTESOL Trinity/Celta trainer. She has spent the past 5 years in teacher training and holds a Master's degree in ELT from Warwick. She co-authored the book Using Video to Support Teacher Reflection and Development in ELT.

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Each week we'll set a topic to discuss and have a very informal chat in three parts:
1. Question of the week
2. Let's talk about...(topic nominated by Teacher Portal)
3. Any questions about your classes, teaching, career advice, student management or just life in general. (Though we might not be able to answer the life questions, we'll give it a go.)

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