Sylvie Doláková

STORIES AS A PLATFORM FOR CLIL (BEGINNER PRIMARY; TEACHERS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE) SATURDAY 10.15-11AM

Stories are considered a traditional treasure of each culture. The workshop shows how we can use a simple story to cater for all areas of children’s early learning, namely language, maths, science, music, art and craft and physical activities (CLIL), all of them on the base of the story. Children are immersed in the topic of the story in every activity they do and so they do not need long introductory activities and motivation at the beginning of each lesson. In each activity they can absorb and compare global perspective of different cultural backgrounds.

PRONUNCIATION WITH YLS (AND OTHERS TOO!) (A1-A2/AGES 3-10; ALL TEACHERS) SATURDAY 1.30-2.15PM

Learners may speak English very well, yet if they cannot pronounce it properly, their English is “insufficient”. How can we teach pronunciation to (very) young learners and what do we choose to practise and how? Let them play and gain! This workshop will show various techniques that work for little kids as well as for older learners. Original exercises such as running sound dictation, Phonicolours, Chinese whisper, dominoes, card games, Sound Shopping and Sound Hunt are just a few of the activities that help children master pretty well the unusual sounds of English.

Sylvie Doláková is a teacher trainer (Masaryk University Brno and freelance) 3bdf3bafocusing on teaching English to children aged 4-15 and students in teacher training. She specialises in teaching English through art and stories, publishes language game books and story-based CDs for children, presents at webinars (rvp.cz, yltsig). She also works as an ELT consultant for NILE, Norwich.sylviad@atlas.cz; http://www.sylviad.cz

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