Учебно-методические языковые семинары для преподавателей МГЛУ

17 октября 2019

Событие 13:00 - 14:15
Событие Кафедра последипломного языкового образования, ауд. Б-406, (017) 288 25 66, pyao@mslu.by

Кафедра последипломного языкового образования ФППК МГЛУ приглашает вас принять участие в учебно-методических семинарах. Семинары проводит Майкл Бэйли, старший преподаватель кафедры последипломного языкового образования, English Language Fellow, США.

День смеха в МГЛУ
Уважаемые коллеги!
 
Кафедра последипломного языкового образования ФППК МГЛУ приглашает вас принять участие в учебно-методических семинарах.
Семинары проводит Майкл Бэйли, старший преподаватель кафедры последипломного языкового образования, English Language Fellow, США.

Время проведения семинаров: 13.00–14.20 (четверг) согласно прилагаемой программе и расписанию.

Первый семинар состоится 17.10.2019.

Для участия в семинарах просим зарегистрироваться на кафедре последипломного языкового образования не позднее, чем за два дня до проведения семинара.
Контактное лицо: Дорогина Вероника Владимировна, ауд. Б 406, телефон: 288 25 66 (городской), 655 (внутренний для МГЛУ), e-mail: pyao@mslu.by.
 
Dear MSLU friends and colleagues,
 
My name is Mike Bailey, and I'm currently the U.S. English Language Fellow working at MSLU; my duties here primarily involve teacher-training and adult education. As an American, I'm very happy to be in Belarus and have the opportunity to collaborate with many people from various backgrounds. This cross-cultural experience involves much discussion and sharing, both professionally and personally — and this is why I invite you to participate in the series of faculty seminars I'll be offering at the university this year. More than 'lectures,' I hope these workshops will be opportunities to engage discussion on relevant topics and share our ideas and experiences.
 
I hope to see you there!
 
Respectfully,
Mike
 
Proposed Faculty Seminar Topics 2019–2020
(Sessions given every three weeks)
 

Workshop Title

Description

Date

  1.  

A Tale of Two Usages: American English, British English and Common Language Issues

 

Discussion of typical differences between British and American standard usages, with a focus on cultural stereotypes of Americans and influences on American culture; how U.S. communication styles are shaped by culture; opportunities for ‘nuance’ questions from non-native speakers.

October 17, 2019

  1.  

East Meets West: Cross-Cultural Differences and Communicative Patterns

Examining cultural differences through graphics, and with a discussion of high- and low-context cultures and their characteristics, this session’s aim is to increase communicative awareness and Eastern-Western understanding.

November 14, 2019

  1.  

The American Educational System: Origins, Organization, Current State and Modern Issues

An overview of the U.S. educational system, from its historical beginnings to its current state and issues; includes focus on institutional/educational phases and discussion of multiple levels of school oversight.

December 5, 2019

  1.  

Keeping It Real: Relevancy and Pragmatics in Language Learning

Focusing on the importance of relevancy and practical application in classroom activites, with the goal of increasing student interest, involvement, engagement and learning.

December 26, 2019

  1.  

Supporting Students: Skill Sensitivity, Scaling and Scaffolding

Exploration of different teaching techniques to support student learning, including adapting/tailoring projects to learning-appropriate needs (scaling) and providing temporary support (scaffolding) to assist in learning.

January 16, 2020

  1.  

Teaching with Tech, Practical Projects and Engaging Assignments

Using technology and available online tools to enhance language learning and to improve classroom organization/management; suggestions for using tech in creative student assignments and projects will be highlighted.

February 6, 2020

  1.  

Assessment, Assessment: Various Forms and Usage

Discussion of assessment purposes, multiple types (formal/informal), frequency of use, rubrics for evaluation, feedback techniques, etc.

February 27, 2020

  1.  

Content-Based Instruction / ESP

Tips and techniques for using specialized language / vocabulary / structures for particular, special needs or occupation-based interactions.

March 19, 2020

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Classroom Management and Routines

Ideas for managing a student-centered classroom, including establishing specific routines and expectations for behavior, all with the goal of promoting student engagement in activities and learning.

April 9, 2020

  1.  

Strengthening Basic Writing Skills (Approaches to better writing in English)

Stages of the writing process, developing strong sentences and structures, clear topic sentences, cohesive paragraphing, focus on first-person descriptive/narrative writing; essay organization and structuring, paragraph sequencing and logic, substantiation and argument defense, clarity, effective conclusions.

May 7, 2020

  1.  

Academic Writing Refresher

Considerations of formal academic writing, including thesis outline and organization, paraphrasing, summarizing, citations, plagiarism, bibliographies, formatting, style guides.

May 28, 2020