Real World Discussions to Engage Students and Teachers. – a webinar by Willow Barnosky

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland and Willow Barnosky, Former English Language Fellow through the U.S. Department of State’s English language Programs

have the pleasure to invite you to the webinar

Real World Discussions to Engage Students and Teachers.

Brief summary:

Language teaching and learning involves much more than grammar. One of the most exciting aspects of learning a language is reaching a level a competence in which one can have interesting, impassioned discussions about subjects that are relevant to life both in and out of the classroom. In this presentation, we’ll review a few topics and related questions to promote spirited conversations and stimulate critical thinking about issues important to both teachers and learners. We’ll look at online readings on the environment, class, race and ethnicity, gender stereotypes, health, and culture, among other topics. Participants will receive a list of online resources to use as springboards for discussions in class with university or adult students and use for teacher discussion groups and teacher trainings.

Professional profile

Willow Barnosky

Willow Barnosky is an educator and teacher trainer based in Santa Rosa, California who believes in encouraging students and teachers to critically examine and articulate their own perspectives in order to shape the world as global citizens. She was the English Language Fellow at the University of Rzeszów for 2019-2020 and the Virtual English Language Fellow at the University of Opole for 2020-2021. She has experience as an ESL and EFL instructor, professional developer, and curriculum designer in Adult Education, university, and language institute contexts in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Poland. She received her MA in TESOL and a Specialization in Teaching Spanish from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, and a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

You can connect with Willow at www.linkedin.com/in/willow-barnosky.


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