Teachers of English often lack confidence in their own language ability to go off-task and tend to stick to the course books. They also quite frequently speak in English at first and then immediately follow it up with the Chinese translation, meaning that pupils do not need to listen or try to understand the English used.
This interactive workshop will aim at developing the English classroom language skills of the participants and encourage them to use English more frequently and effectively during their lessons.
The trainer will demonstrate how to use English to manage the classroom and give instructions effectively, which will offer ideal opportunities to build both the students’ and teachers’ confidence. Meanwhile teachers can be able to take part in a variety of activities for eliciting and asking questions in English appropriately. Moreover it will show a number of techniques on correcting students, which could encourage students to speak in English.
Introduction of the Speaker
Jacqueline Murphy graduated with BA(Hons) in English from Nottingham Trent University. After taking a Diploma in TEFL with International House, she achieved a Masters degree in English Language Teaching from Nottingham University.
Jacqueline has extensive experience in English language teaching and training, with 20 years working in the field of ELT and also 15 years in teacher training. This includes short in-service teacher training courses, in addition to part-time, intensive and online CELTA courses. Her teaching on the ESOL subject specialism Professional Certificate focussed on the areas of language change, socio-linguistics, learner autonomy and learner strategies. As regards CELTA, she is particularly interested in helping trainees to develop reflective skills. Last year she did an action research project on Learner Diaries which helped trainees to become more aware of the differences in their students’ learning backgrounds.
Jacqueline worked in China for Nottingham University when they first established a campus in Ningbo. After that she returned to New College Nottingham and developed and implemented a modular EAP programme to help students acquire the academic skills they require for undergraduate study.