Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Second Language Teaching: Putting the Principles of Communicative Language Teaching to Work

Monday, November 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Monday, November 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor – ELECTIVE

Robin Sutherland-Harris, TATP Humanities Coordinator
Ahmed Kandil, TATP Social Sciences Trainer

Description: In this workshop, language instructors will have the opportunity to learn about and explore some core principles of communicative language teaching (CLT) and task-based instruction. Employing a number of theoretical and empirical findings drawn from Second Language Acquisition research, this session will emphasize the pragmatic side of language teaching and provide strategies for successful implementation of CLT principles in the academic language-learning context. We will discuss making use of CLT strategies in the contexts of lesson planning, providing verbal in-class feedback, and dealing with classroom-management concerns specific to the language-learning environment.


Blackburn Room


Robin Sutherland-Harris
Ahmed Kandil