GRAMMAR TEACHING: EXPLANATION OR (GUIDED) DISCOVERY? – with Cambridge University Press
25 / 26 January 2022 – 19:00 EET
Please register HERE.
Join Scott Thornbury for a webinar that will explore the most effective approaches to teaching English Grammar.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
What is the best way of learning grammar – learning the rules and then experimenting with them? Or experimenting first, and then working out the rules?
These two approaches have been labelled deductive and inductive, respectively, and traditional teaching favours the first. But what is the case for inductive learning (also known as experiential, or discovery learning), and how does it work in practice?
In this webinar, Scott Thornbury will offer some practical activities for grammar learning.
This webinar is a great opportunity for professional development. You will be entitled to receive a certificate of attendance for attending this webinar.
Scott Thornbury teaches on the MA TESOL program at The New School in New York. His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain, and in his native country of New Zealand. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology. His most recent book, ‘Scott Thornbury’s 101 Grammar Questions’, is published by Cambridge University Press & Assessment. He is a series editor of the ‘Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers’.
Allen Davenport is the Professional Learning and Development Manager for the Southeast Asian Region at Cambridge University Press & Assessment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and linguistics and a master’s degree in education with a focus in academic counselling and student development. Allen has been involved in education for over two decades in various roles including teacher, academic director, certified examiner for multiple assessment organisations, and teacher trainer. Allen Davenport’s current interests involve integrating creativity into the classroom and investigating how English language teaching is adapting to suit the needs of the 21st-century learner.
Matthew Ellman works as Professional Learning and Development Manager at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, designing and delivering training for teachers, institutions and Ministries of Education around the world. He has worked as a teacher, trainer and training manager in the UK, Spain and Malaysia, and has delivered workshops and talks to teachers in a further 25 countries. Matthew is a former committee member of the IATEFL Teacher Training and Education SIG and his research into teacher education practices won the British Council’s ELT Masters Dissertation Award at the 2018 ELTons. Find him on Twitter at @MatthewEllman.