Communicative Language Teaching and Beyond

9:00am - 4:00pm / Friday 5th October 2018 / Venue: Language Lounge Abercromby SQ (West)
Type: Conference / Category: Department
  • 0151 794 2404
  • Suitable for: All language teachers/prospective language teachers in the UK.
  • Admission: Admission is £10 to cover catering costs. Please register here.
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Communicative Language Teaching and Beyond: Learner-Centred Teaching and Learning to Learn.

This event brings together language teaching experts from the University and beyond to launch the Centre of Teaching Excellence for Language Learning (CTELL).
During this event we will revisit and examine some basic principles that underlie our teaching practices:
•What does it mean to 'learn a language', what activities does it involve?
•When is a learner ‘competent’ in a language?
•Is the communicative approach still relevant in today's language classroom?
•What does learner-centred teaching mean in an institutional setting?
•How can we use technology for a learner-centred approach?
•Can learner autonomy really develop in a competitive learning environment?
•Do we make the best use of new learning opportunities and technologies?