International Association of Teachers of English
as a Foreign Language IATEFL Poland

Workshops with Mark Andrews (SOL) Łódź-Warszawa-Wrocław

by Anna Gałucka
Categories: Warszawa Region. Wrocław Region. Łódź Region.

Little film trailer from Mark Andrews

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Poland
Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Języka Angielskiego w Polsce
•    Do you teach young people?
•    Do you think you don’t understand them sometimes?
•    Is youthquake not part of your vocabulary?

If YES – that’s a day for YOU!
2 March Łódź
3 March Wwarszawa
4 March Wrocław
Workshops with Mark Andrews (SOL)

How to awaken young people's curiosity and understand them, or sometimes help them to understand themselves and ourselves at the same time!

Dear Colleagues,


have the pleasure of inviting you to  workshops 
which will take place on 2 March - Łódź - 3 March Warszawa - 4  March Wrocław

Workshop 1
Observing Language Change as a means of developing as a teacher and as a tool for broadening our students' horizons and making them more open-minded
as people as well as users of English.
400 years ago we had privateers, pirates really who went out into the world and stole from others, now we have brexiteers. Remainers have become remoaners and the Oxford English Dictionaries word of the year in 2017 was youthquake.
As language teachers, keeping abreast of language change is one of many skills in our professional repertoire and one which potentially can be mobilised to teach our students to be more flexible and more comfortable with ambiguity and change.

Understanding language change helps us to be more flexible too in our teaching of grammar and where we stand on our attitudes to building confidence and the fluency and accuracy debate.

This is a new and fresh look at a topic which challenges some of the ways we were taught to teach language.  Our students live in a different world now to the one many of us grew up in and attitudes to language have changed too.
Workshop 2

The SOL experience, British Cultural Studies and teacher training courses.
The session will look at issues of both teacher training and language learning and how bringing teachers together from different countries in Central and Eastern Europe can also help to increase understandings between each other through teaching and learning English.
In this workshop  there will be examples of  learning about Britain and work done at SOL with both students and teachers in Devon and on courses in Serbia and Slovakia.  Getting students to become more autonomous and to seek opportunities for learning outside the classroom and making the local much more of a focus for English language lessons and projects will be looked at in detail.

This approach to language learning is one based on awakening young people's curiosity, getting them excited about language and encouraging them to maximise opportunities to learn it outside the classroom.

Mark Andrews Bio details
Mark Andrews has been working in Eastern and Central Europe for over 30 years as a teacher trainer in ELT. He worked for the British Council as an ELT consultant for 12 years in Czechoslovakia ,the Czech Republic and Hungary and co-ordinated the IATEFL-Hungary Culture and Literature Special Interest Group for 5 years. He is co-author of the coursebook ‘Zoom In”.  He works every summer on courses in Devon, Slovakia and Serbia which several Polish teachers have attended over the years. He has also done two tours in Poland for Oxford University Press. He currently works as training director at SOL (Sharing One Language)
Do not delay, please! Register NOW!

After the workshop all participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Some refreshments will be provided during a break.

The workshop is free for IATEFL members.
The registration fee for non-IATEFL members is 50 PLN and can be paid on the
spot. The fee can also be paid in advance directly into IATEFL Poland’s bank account.

Numer rachunku/Account numer: 16 1090 1883 0000 0001 0194 5244

Stowarzyszenie Nauczycieli Języka Angielskiego w Polsce  IATEFL Poland,
ul. Michałowskiego 4, 31-126 Kraków

Tytuł przelewu np: "Workhops 4th March Wrocław"
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail to by 28th February 2018.

 We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Joanna Leszkiewicz                                                                    
IATEFL Poland President                                                              

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