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Project Work in the Secondary Classroom
About the webinar
Are you looking for a way to keep your secondary students interested and motivated in class? In this session we will examine how a project-based approach can increase student engagement and promote collaborative learning as well as a provide a setting in which students practise their language skills in an authentic way, with genuine reasons for communication. We will also define the characteristics of a ‘good’ project that accomplishes this and see how it can be staged step-by-step, by analysing a project I did with a secondary class. By the end of the session, participants will have a framework for setting up their own projects and appreciate the benefits of including project work in class despite the challenges it may pose.
09 December 2021, 11am UK. See what time this is in your location
About the speaker
Tashya started out with a BSc in Economics and Management, working in the finance sector, but quickly realized that it was not a good fit. She took on a temporary part-time job teaching English, and what started out as a stopgap measure, turned into a lifelong vocation. She’s worked for British Council for over 15 years now and taught a range of nationalities and age-groups. Her wide experience includes teaching general and business English courses to adults, and also primary, secondary and early year students. She is passionate about promoting literacy and creating a student-centred classroom that fosters learner-autonomy. She has worked as an examiner for several widely recognized exams testing proficiency in English and has mentored newly qualified English teachers. She’s a firm believer in the importance of continuous professional development and the value of reflecting on your own teaching and sharing experiences with colleagues.
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