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I´m proud of having brought together this awesome group of like-minded colleagues who will offer various visions and strategies to help you teach beyond the limits of language”  Alicia

Teach beyond the traditional class arrangement: Flipped classes
Daniela Zallocco

Technology in education provides an opportunity to customize learning and develop the XXI Century skills necessary for digital literacy. Over the past decade, different policies of education have focused on the need to use technology in class to develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning. In this context, the Flipped Classroom provides a blended learning strategy focusing on reversing traditional education by delivering content online providing an opportunity for students develop the critical thinking skills needed to become autonomous learners. During this workshop, we will look into what blended learning means and which tools can be implemented at school while presenting projects which can help you flip your classroom and explore new ways of teaching.

Teach beyond the course-book: Working with pop songs as a way to teach literature and writing
Lina Jacovkis

Teaching teenagers may be a difficult task when they are not motivated. What best but to use their favourite songs in order to engage them and make them listen, talk and write about the things they love? Through some examples of activities used with teens in a public secondary school, we will see how to get students talking, singing and actually asking for more of these activities.

Teach beyond quietness:
Move and let them move!

Carolina Echeverría

Moving and letting your students move can provide you with the chance to know your students better, encourage them to discover about themselves and their peers and acquire English language in a confident, assertive and enjoyable way improving the general class atmosphere.

Teach beyond Grammar and Vocabulary:
Tools & Toons

Cecilia Sassone

Tradition has had us teachers dancing to the rhythm of an array of ELT techniques: explanation, definition, synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, circumlocution, translation, paraphrasing … the lot. All valid and natural, but can there be shortcuts? What if we went beyond language? What if the visual and kinesthetic world took over our classes turning for instance long grammar explanations into simple tools students can just grab and use? What if students were given more copying strategies to deal with comprehension and vocabulary in this world overburdened with words? In this workshop, participants will explore and harness the power of visual thinking to enhance and accelerate learning and retention. They will see how to turn language into tools and how exploit visual narratives through comics and sketch-notes.

Teach beyond Words:
Gesturing and Voice Expression to develop oral fluency

Analía Duarte & Nati Barry

Gestures are powerful communication tools which make learners more fluent and solid speakers. In this workshop we will explore how speech and gestures work as a single meaning-making mechanism. Drawing on theater techniques, we will share activities to empower learners’ gesturing and make them better communicators who encode more fluently and expressively. Also, we will look into ways of integrating gesturing with reading tasks to develop speaking skills and enlivening class dynamics.

Teach beyond traditional Phonology:
A more current approach to pronunciation-

Pablo Demarchi

Teaching English pronunciation in the XXI Century can be fun! Pablo will show you Do you feel that your pronunciation lessons do not have either a concrete or a successful outcome? Does what you are teaching actually meet your student’s needs?
When you join Pablo in this interactive workshop you become aware of the essential techniques to bear in mind when making a lesson plan and how to address the crux ofthe different long-standing problems that frustrate and discourage your students

From improving their speaking performance. You will also find a large selection of authentic and down-to-earth pronunciation exercises ready to use in class situations.
Session Description
Traditional Phonetics zealously pursued accuracy and, to achieve such aim, heavily relied on meaningless repetition and endless transcriptions. This approach seems to have shaped corseted non-native speakers with a stilted pronunciation and a choppy intonation. In view of this, it is of paramount importance to go beyond and teach Phonetics in a more meaningful way so that students can acquire practical strategies that will boost their speaking performance. This talk is aimed at sharing authentic activities which will surely enhance your students’ pronunciation and empower them as language users.


 
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