The seminar was held on Saturday, 18 May 2019 at Old Humanities Block ALT - Pietru Pawl Saydon Hall, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq. John Hughes is an award-winning ELT author and teacher trainer. With over 30 books, his titles include the course series Life (National Geographic Learning) and Business Result (Oxford University Press). As a teacher trainer, he has run courses, workshops and given conference presentations in over 40 countries, including many visits to Malta. His main specialism is materials development and bridging the gap between theory and practice. He still teaches and pilots his own materials with students in Oxford. His website is www.johnhugheselt.com.
This is how John describes the workshops: Make critical thinking an everyday part of your teaching The term Critical thinking has many definitions and is often seen as something remote and disconnected from the everyday classroom. In this workshop, we'll explore and reverse that perception. Participants will look at what critical thinking means in terms of English language teaching and the reasons for balancing lower and higher-order thinking in a classroom. We’ll see that critical thinking can become an integral part of our teaching which results in effective lesson planning, motivating classroom activities, and independent learners.
What no one ever tells you about writing your own materials Even if you use a course book or follow your school’s set of materials, most (maybe all) teachers produce their own supplementary materials; for example, progress tests, video worksheets, board games, and questionnaires. Surprisingly, very few teachers ever receive formal training in how to write materials and we tend to learn through trial and error. In this workshop, I’d like to share with you some of the simple tricks and techniques that no one ever tells you but that could save you a lot of time! Members interested in attending the event may register on the following link. Registration closes on 14th May 2019. To register online please type the following link into your browser and hit the enter key: