Saturday Workshop for Teachers

Workshop for English teachers

We present one of the main innovations of this school year with regard to teacher training. Given the great participation in last year’s workshops, we have organized a series of free workshops dedicated to the teaching of English which will be held on Saturday morning at International House Milano.

The third appointment of the Saturday Workshops for teachers has been scheduled for Saturday 2 March. The workshop with the title “Who we are: uncover your true L2-teacher identity and help your learners do the same along the way” will be lead by Giovanni Licata, IH Rome, and will take place from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at International House Milano in Viale Brenta 27.

All participants receive a certificate of attendance. International House is a member of AISLI (Associazione Italiana Scuola di Lingue), Accredited Body for the training of School Teaching Staff (Decree 177/2000 and Directive 90/2003 of the Ministry of Public Education).

Participation is free, reservations required subject to availability. Join us for this practical session and take away ideas and skills to put straight to use in the classroom!

Abstract

Are we motivating learners to discover their own L2-self? Recent research has shown that learner motivation is more fluid and self-driven than needs analysis tests might reveal. Yet, do we know who our learners want to be? Are we taking advantage of the great variety of L2-models that they are now exposed to? Or are the teacher and the coursebook the L2-models dominating the classroom? Here are a few ideas for those dreaded first lessons and or your next school seminar to unveil your students’ L2-ideal-selves, maximize opportunities for personalization, and let them express themselves.

Giovanni Licata 

Giovanni Licata has been an EFL teacher for 18 years. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics, is both a CELTA and DELTA trainer and is the Head of Teacher Training at IH Rome. Since he started training pre-service and in-service EFL/ESL teachers he has explored different contexts and worked in Europe, Asia and the US. Over the years, he has developed an interest in sociolinguistics, the use of authentic text in the classroom, as well as teacher and learner identities in the ELT classroom.

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