Communicative Writing for the ELT Classroom

Join us on 7 July for this webinar looking at how to make writing in the ELT classroom more communicative.

About the webinar

Writing can be a skill that is neglected in the communicative ELT classroom as it is often considered more of a solitary or silent activity. In this workshop there will be teaching ideas and techniques to help integrate writing skills into communicative teaching that can be used both in online and in person classes. There will be practical lesson ideas and techniques for activities that are both purposeful, collaborative, and authentic. By considering the types of writing our students use and need we can find ways to make writing relevant to their needs and more communicative.

Date:

7 July 2022

Time:

12.00pm UK. See what time this is in your location

Duration:

1 hour

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About the speaker

Jo Cummins is a freelance materials developer, specialising in writing materials for teenagers and adults. She has taught English in Ecuador, Australia and the UK. She has an MA in Creative Writing and a PGDip in TESOL. She has written for clients including CUP, the British Council, Pearson, OUP and York Press. Jo's special interests in ELT include creative writing, project based learning, teaching writing skills and developing critical and creative thinking. She is the author of '50 Ways to Teach Teenagers' (Wayzgoose Press).

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