eMindSet ESL Workshops
The best way to improve your #CommunicationSkills
Why not traditional classes?
"If it's not relevant, your brain will discard the information. If it matters to you...You will make it yours!"
Putting language in context.
- R3 Neuropsychologist
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"We needed a new approach for language learning, and we found the most ancient approach was the right one: As children, in our playroom, or as youngsters on the streets, as adults in a new job...Learning a new language goes beyond grammars and rules, it is a social experience!"
WorkShop Model Advantages
In its simplest form, the workshop model has four basic parts: opening, mini-lesson, work time, and debriefing.
The opening is an opportunity to share the day’s learning targets and set the stage for the day.
During the mini-lesson the teacher provides direct instruction for the whole class.
During the work time, students get to dig in and practice the learning. This is the most important part of the workshop and therefore must be the longest part of the period. Gives students the bulk of the class to work, practice, or apply what has been taught during the mini-lesson.
The debriefing occurs at the end of the workshop and gives students an opportunity to be metacognitive as they synthesize, reflect on, and name what they have learned for the day.
When there is intentional planning with student work minutes in mind, combined with a teacher by their side conferring and giving targeted feedback, students can’t help but expand their knowledge and increase their skills. This means they can tackle any kind of text with confidence and have the wherewithal to know what they need to do to construct meaning. If we do our jobs well, by listening to teach instead of talking to teach, students should be just as exhausted as teachers at the end of the day—and just as brilliant.
(Source: Education World®)