International House Bangkok Teachers’ Club
The Teachers’ Club provides regular work-shops, aimed at teachers in Bangkok who want continual professional development. The sessions are run by an experienced CELTA, DELTA or Young Learner teacher-trainer with many years’ experience in different teaching contexts.
Each work-shop focuses on exploring a different area of teaching and are designed to be as practical as possible, giving the participants useful take-away ideas, activities, techniques and handouts to use in their classes with their learners.
The sessions are conducted in an informal atmosphere with refreshments provided before and after the work-shops, encouraging participants to network with other educators and make contacts within the industry.
Anyone who would like to attend, please contact Matt on +66 (0)2 168 7641 or email at [email protected].
Workshop: Getting Creative in the YL Classroom – Matt Parks
Outline: This session looks at how we can use different classroom craft activities and projects in a YL classroom and how to set them up effectively. In demonstrating the tasks, we will look at how we can get students to produce language naturally and what follow up tasks the different activities can be used for. The session will involve a bit of cutting, a smattering of colouring in, some sticking, a lot of folding and plenty of creativity. The activities demonstrated will be aimed at younger learners and young teens but could also be used with creative adults. Again this will be a very practical session with lots of useful ideas and activities to take away and use.
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Where: International House Bangkok, Silom
Cost: 200 baht, which includes:
- Session notes
- Session activities
- Certificate of attendance
- Refreshments provided beforehand and afterwards
To register: Email [email protected]
Presenter bio: Matt has been teaching for over 17 years and has spent time teaching in London, Jakarta, Istanbul and now Bangkok. For the last 9 years, Matt has also been a CELTA teacher-trainer, working in both London and Bangkok. Matt is also an IH World Young Learner teacher-trainer and is currently working on publishing a resource book for teachers.
Workshop 6: Teaching Collocations
This session looks at how we can teach new language, in particular vocabulary, more effectively by focusing on collocations. By raising students’ awareness of how language comes in ‘chunks’, we can help students sound more natural and become more fluent English speakers. This session looks at common types of collocations that we can get students to notice, followed by lots of practical techniques and activities to help students practice the collocations. The activities demonstrated will be suitable for younger learners, teenagers and adults and can be used in different lesson contexts. Again this will be a very practical session with lots of useful ideas and activities to take away and use.
Workshop 5: Materials Light Teaching
A new workshop on how to build effective lessons with very little preparation and planning. This sessions looks at some simple techniques to get your students engaged and practising language with nothing more than some scrap paper! These activities demonstrated will be suitable for young learners, teenagers and adults, and can be used in a variety of lesson contexts. This will be a very practical session with lots of useful ideas and activities to take away and use.
Workshop 4: Lead-ins and Warmers
A new year, a new start and a new workshop on how to start lessons in a motivating and fun way. This session looks at the importance of creating meaningful engagement at the start of lessons and demonstrates a variety of activities that cater to different learning styles. The activities demonstrated will be suitable for teenagers and adults and can be used in different lesson contexts. Again this will be a very practical session with lots of useful ideas and activities to take away and use. Please note that for January this session will be on Friday not Wednesday.
Workshop 3: Developing speaking skills
This session looks at how to make the most of speaking opportunities in the lesson. We will look at how in the design and in the set-up of speaking activities we can create the need and importantly the motivation for students to speak and to speak at length. We will also demonstrate a variety of activities that teachers can re-use in a range of lesson contexts. The activities demonstrated will be suitable for teenagers and adults, but the principles behind the activities will apply to all ages.
Workshop 2: Pronunciation techniques and activities for Thai students
This is a very practical session that looks at the problems Thai learners have with English pronunciation. We will explore a range of techniques both for raising awareness of this problem with the learner, and also for enabling learners to practice and improve their pronunciation. This will highlight a range of engaging and fun tasks that teachers can provide for their learners in the classroom.
Workshop 1: Games and Activities for Teens and Young Learners
This is a very practical session that looks at the characteristics of different young learner age groups. We will explore what makes lessons more or less appealing to different age groups and how to cater to their different needs and learning preferences. Throughout the session we will demonstrate a range of take-away activities and games that make language learning positive, enjoyable and motivating.