IATEFL Webinars ‘Literally Speaking’ | Emily Bryson

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Date(s) - 07/03/2020
15:00 - 16:00

 Emily Bryson 2019 Emily Bryson – ‘Literally Speaking’

March 2020, 3 pm 

If students spoken communication leaves you at a loss for words, this is definitely the session for you. This webinar will examine the intricacies of spoken communication and support participants to reflect on the components of successful speaking. It will consider the purpose of speaking activities in the English language classroom and how to support learners to be effective communicators.

Investigating current practice from both the teachers’ and students’ perspective, this webinar will discuss the impact of focussing on accuracy or fluency and draw on my experiences of COLA (Creating Opportunities for Language Acquisition) in ESOL learners.  It will also allow participants time to reflect on how speaking activities can support the acquisition of life skills.

Examining new and innovative ways of teaching and practising spoken English both in and outside the classroom, this webinar will leave participants bursting with practical tips and activity ideas on how to make effective communication more accessible and useful to students who live, work and play in English on a daily basis.

Emily Bryson is an ELT materials writer, teacher trainer and ESOL Lecturer. She has written digital and print materials for a number of publishers including Macmillan Education, The British Council and Language Fuel.  She has been teaching ESOL at City of Glasgow College since 2007 and in that time has gained experience teaching all levels of ESOL students and developed a wide range of ESOL for Vocational Purposes courses. She has also completed various secondments, such as Project Co-ordinator at the ESOL Network Project, ESOL Development Officer at Education Scotland, and Peer Education Programme Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council. She has written two books so far, the A-Z of ESOL and 50 Ways to Teach Life Skills.