12 Mar 2010
Speaker: Rebecca PATTERSON, Senior Lecturer (Drama Education),
Institute of Education, The Manchester
Speaker: Max Hui-Bon-Hoa, Course Coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in
as well as Acting Course Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
The University of Hong Kong
Here at i-Learner, we are always working hard to support our dedicated frontline teachers. We understand the pressure and changes brought about by the education reforms, and we are committed to supporting you in finding new ways to inspire and motivate your students in the English Language.
This March, two highly experienced i-Learner consultants shared with over 80 teachers from Hong Kong and Shenzhen how to teach English through storytelling, poems, and songs. This free seminar was held in Graduate House of The University of Hong Kong.
Evi shared with the teacher participants her wealth of experience as a consultant who has helped companies design and manage successful communications strategies. She also hosted several training sessions about effective communication for graduates and professionals. Evi demonstrated how she successfully integrated written and oral materials related to the workplace into teaching when she taught at a number of schools in the UK.
Rebecca has been working in the UK with a number of schools and teachers. She has helped them develop a creative curriculum for the future. She shared her insights about achieving the objective of the NSS elective on drama: "Drama can help pupils to appreciate, internalise, and synthesise thoughts and feelings relating to the lesson content..."
Sam has been working as a theatre practitioner and teacher in schools and colleges in the UK and abroad for six years, teaching children aged 8 - 18. He has recently worked for the National Theatre Connections Festival in London. While there, he facilitated the staging of nine plays by young people. He led our teachers in playing a number of interesting drama games, and demonstrated how these games could be used in language teaching.
Rebecca developed many useful tools to give to the participaremely well received workshop, including a Drama Conversion List and resources for planning a drama lesson.
Seminars for teachers are held regularly. Over the past few years, our e-Learning Seminar Series has had the honour of having Professor David Nunan (Director of English at the Language Center of the University of Hong Kong) and Dr. Bob Fox (Deputy Director of CITE at the University of Hong Kong) as speakers. Their seminars were entitled "The Potential of e-Learning" and "Innovative e-Practices" respectively. More than two hundred English Language teachers attended these seminars. They gained and shared their insight on e-Learning and e-Teaching.
Dr. Fox introduced various teaching practices that adopt the use of technology to support student learning. He investigated approaches to using technology that minimise teacher preparation time.
Prof. Nunan made a powerful case to demonstrate how the Internet can support and supplement, if not replace, classroom learning, and that the Internet actually offers solutions to certain challenges that are beyond the reach of regular classrooms.
If you're interested in our programmes, please fill in the Online Enquiry Form or call us at 31138815 for further details.