We’ll visit classrooms from around the world and observe how teachers everywhere work with learners of all ages to develop the skills of reading and writing.
In this, the first video of the series, you’ll meet our consultant, Marianne Tudor-Craig. Marianne brings a wealth of international experience in English language teacher training to the series. She has developed a step-by-step training guide to support primary, secondary and tertiary sector teachers through some fundamental principles of teaching reading and writing. She will guide you through each video module, showing you effective strategies and approaches, applicable in a wide range of English language teaching contexts.
Developing reading and writing skills presents challenges for teachers all over the world. So what are these challenges and how can they be resolved? In this introductory video, hear teachers and students from around the world explaining the issues they have experienced, and the approaches they have found to be effective. These techniques, and many more, will then be explored in the series to follow.
- Download the session notes below. The notes contain discussion, video-viewing and reflection tasks.
- Follow the tasks by going through the two videos in sequence.
- The video and session notes are designed as self-study resources to be worked through together. Techniques are transferable to other classes in other contexts.
Part 1: Challenges of teaching reading and writing skills
Part 2: Addressing the challenges
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Yes, there is a lot to learn in this video but the video is not new and it does not satisfy the requirements of being contemporary as it is out of time a bit. It is still very much perfect though, to find such a site. But, in some videos the site has to renew itself. With the process of time, the requirements for learning and teaching changes. So, we have got to change, create or find the new techniques or methods as much as new materials.
Thanks for your feedback. We do our best to keep all information on the site up to date, and regularly review our content. Obviously things change in teaching, but there are also a lot of strategies (particularly related to skills) that are always relevant, like many of the ideas for teaching reading and writing to groups here. Hope you find some of these ideas useful.