English Online Inc.

Manitoba Adult EAL Learning Network

English Online Inc. Webinar for EAL/ESL Practitioners

Duration: 135 minutes | Language: English

Saturday, April 27 2013 | 9:55 AM (CST)

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About the Class

Theme: ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP): DEVELOPING ACADEMIC READERS AND WRITERS

WHEN:
April 27, 2013, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (CDT)

WHAT:
SESSION 1: 10 am – 10:55 am – Academic Reading Circles, presented by Tyson Seburn (University of Toronto)

SESSION 2: 11:00 am-12:00 pm – Teaching and Assessing Writing in Advanced Level English for Academic Purposes Classes, presented by Yaw Amoah-Gyampoh (University of Winnipeg)

SESSION SUMMARY:

SESSION 1: ACADEMIC READING CIRCLES
We will explore how academic adaptations of literature circles transform reading struggles for EAP learners into engagement with material and consequently stronger comprehension. Together, we will investigate practical examples of noticing vocabulary patterns, thinking critically, making meaningful connections and ultimately improving text comprehension in this individual and collaborative activity

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Tyson Seburn is a language teacher who specialises in English for academic purposes (EAP) contexts and has a passion for social media. He devotes a lot of time to professional development events, blogging and Twitter, aiming to inspire fellow English language teaching (ELT) educators to become involved in their communities, diversify teaching practices and promote supportive yet constructive atmospheres. Tyson currently teaches and coordinates the International Foundation Program at the University of Toronto, New College (http://www.ifp.utoronto.ca/); is president of TESL Toronto (http://tesltoronto.org/); and runs a language teaching blog at 4C (http://fourc.ca/).

SESSION 2: TEACHING AND ASSESSING WRITING IN ADVANCED LEVEL ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES CLASSES
This presentation will explore some useful tasks and strategies to assist advanced level EAP writing students in preparing to meet the challenges of writing in a Canadian post-secondary environment. We will also look at ways of providing effective feedback and assessment to students.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Yaw Amoah-Gyampoh has been teaching EAL since 2002, and in that time he has taught a wide variety of courses and students ranging from beginner to advanced. He began his English language teaching career in Japan, where he taught general, academic, and business English. Since joining the University of Winnipeg English Language Program in 2006, he has taught English to international, immigrant and domestic students as well as teaching students in the ESL Teacher Certificate Program. Currently, he is the head instructor in the English for Specific Purposes Program at the University of Winnipeg.


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If you have any questions about this webinar, feel free to contact Natalia at naleko@myenglishonline.ca

Keywords: eo, webinar, cpd

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