I am attending and giving a workshop at the international conference on Children’s Literature in Language Education - from Picture Books to Young Adult Fiction, jointly organised by the University of Hildesheim and the IATEFL Young learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group.
The conference promises to offer a wealth of academic papers, methodological talks and practical workshops and includes four strands to cater for every possible interest within the theme. These are:
It was when ELT trainer and author, Lindsay Clandfield, invited me to do a 'guest spot' on teaching young learners on his blog 'Six things - A miscellany of English language'. Lindsay's blog is a varied collection of interesting, surprising and often amusing things about teaching and learning. The only proviso is that every posting comes in a list of six.
The first is a collection of 17 issues of RealBook News, a newsletter lovingly and skilfully compiled by Opal Dunn, well known writer and expert in children’s literacy, between the years 1997 - 2004 http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/teaching-kids/real-books. The second is the start of a collection of fabulous story-based materials, ready to use in class, which have been developed by teachers at the British Council Young Learner Centre in Paris for use on their holiday programme, and a