“MY name’s BOND????” – how to create bonds between students (active listening and speaking) - live lesson with teenagers

Urszula Majdańska-Wachowicz


I love running live lessons. I have been doing it for years. I usually focus on linguistics, language contact, etc. This time, however, I would like to draw your attention to BONDS. Remote teaching seems over now and I get the impression that we still need to (re)build a sense of community in the classroom. The aim of the lesson is to demonstrate how to create and/or strengthen bonds between students and encourage integration in a fun way. The live lesson shows some ideas of how to introduce active listening and practise speaking and interaction. The lesson is primarily (but not only) suitable for secondary school teachers and university teachers.


Urszula Majdańska-Wachowicz has a PhD in Linguistics, an MA in English, an MA in Polish and Journalism. An English teacher since 2003, and a teacher-trainer since 2013, she works at the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Zielona Góra and at I Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Bolesława Krzywoustego in Głogów. She has presented for IATEFL Poland at Szczecin (2016), Bielsko-Biała (2017), Wrocław (2018), and Gdańsk (2019). Also, she has published for IATEFL E-bulletins and IATEFL post-conference journals. In 2021, she ran IATEFL Poland’s 1st live lesson online. In 2022, she conducted another live lesson online for IATEFL Poland.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Lesson
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: Secondary education
Presentation Coding: General (GEN) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? No

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 16:00 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall 4.13