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Own-language use in the language classroom: why, when, and how?
About the webinar
This workshop explores the ways in which use of the learners' own language(s) can support learning in the classroom - both face-to-face, and, of course, online!
Examining when and how own-language use by teachers or learners might be helpful, you will reflect on your own attitudes to own-language use, examine possible alternatives to your current approach, and consider how far they are appropriate for your own context. We will look at how teachers might use the learners’ own language in class, and explore own-language practices, tasks and activities that learners might usefully engage in.
Date: 03 June 2020
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About the speaker
Graham Hall is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics/TESOL at Northumbria University, UK. He is author of Exploring English Language Teaching: Language in action (2011; 2nd edition 2017) which was winner of the 2012 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) book prize. He was editor of The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching (2016), and editor of ELT Journal from 2013-17. His professional and research interests range from classroom discourse and methodology to teacher research to the cultural politics of TESOL.