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EFL Workshops for Teachers of English/ PhD. JILLIAN HAESELER

The Foreign Languages Department at Universidad de Tarapaca-Arica, kindly invites IN SERVICE ENGLISH TEACHERS to register and attend 4 workshops on EFL teaching methodology given by:

Phd. JILLIAN HAESELER (visiting Fulbright Scholar)

DECEMBER, THURSDAY 11th. 10.00am - 12.30pm
AUDITORIO OVIDIO SOTOMAYOR (depto. Educ. Física, campus Saucache)

• Workshop 1: The English Language Learner: Teaching Young Learners and Adolescent Learners

This workshop will focus on two types of learners – young and adolescent age- in an EFL context. We will look at their characteristics with regard to their physical, cognitive, social, and psychological development and their particular needs when confronted with the task of learning English as foreign language. Effective teaching strategies and activities will be introduced. After the break, in the second half of the workshop, participants will be given a short literary text. In groups, participants will discuss how they would use this text for adolescent learners taking into consideration their cognitive, psychological, and moral development.
DECEMBER, THURSDAY 11th. 16.00am – 18.30pm
AUDITORIO OVIDIO SOTOMAYOR (depto. Educ. Física, campus Saucache)

• Workshop 2: Classroom Management and Student Engagement

In October, the presenter was invited to observe three English classes in a K-8 municipal school in small town in the Elqui Valley. One 90-minute class consisted of over 40 learners between the ages of 11-12 and the other two classes had around thirty learners at the age of 9. At the teachers’ and administration’s request, the presenter designed a workshop that addresses the challenges of managing large classes and creating lesson plans that motivate and engage this age group for a 90-minute period. The participants will be invited to take part in a sample lesson plan based on a communicative, collaborative approach. Attendees will then be asked to create and share their own lesson plan according to the presenter’s guiding principles.

DECEMBER, FRIDAY 12th. 10.00am – 12.30pm 
AUDITORIO OVIDIO SOTOMAYOR (Depto. Educ. Física, campus Saucache)

• Workshop 3: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary

Teaching grammar involves more than just teaching syntax and the rules of usage. A grammatical utterance is also based on the meaning of words (semantics) and the appropriate use of expressions in a certain social context. Furthermore, questions concerning the role of grammar and the manner it should be taught have been source of debate for decades. In fact, there are teaching approaches that reject the explicit instruction of grammar all together. However, many believe that with the combination of awareness-raising or noticing with meaningful practice that the inclusion of grammar can be very effective. In this workshop, we will distinguish between written and spoken grammar and then explore ways to teaching both grammars in a communicative, meaningful manner. The second part of the workshop will cover the challenges of teaching vocabulary and activities we can implement to help students learn and expand their diction. Given targeted vocabulary, participants will create word-learning activities for them.

DECEMBER, FRIDAY 12th. 16.00am – 18.30pm 
AUDITORIO OVIDIO SOTOMAYOR (depto. Educ. Física, campus Saucache)

• Workshop 4: Teaching Second Language Listening

Listening is hardly a “passive” skill. The ability to comprehend information in one-way and two-way listening contexts is a highly active, demanding skill and many language teachers have received little or no training on how to teach it. Asking the learner to listen while the teacher plays a recorded text has been the traditional approach, albeit not an effective one. In this workshop, we will first look at the cognitive processes that are involved in listening. We will then move to two methods to teach listening, both involving metacognition. Metacognition is our ability to think about our own thought and learning processes. By incorporating metacognitive activities in the classroom, learners become aware of what they need to do while listening to text. Furthermore, learners have a better grasp on how to manage when they encounter parts of the listening they do not understand. Participants will be invited to take part in a “metacognitive pedagogical sequence” when the presenter plays a listening text so that they can experience firsthand the technique.

If you are interested in attending please contact:


Or call us at 2205231 (secretary)

Workshops 1 & 4 have supplementary handouts we will need to pass out.
Otherwise, the participants should bring a notebook to do other activities.

ATTENDANCE TO THE WORKSHOPS HAS NO COST WILL BE CERTIFIED BY DEPARTAMENTO DE IDIOMAS EXTRANJEROS UTA AND FACULTAD DE EDUCACION Y HUMANIDADES UTA. El presente seminario taller está dirigido únicamente a Profesores de Inglés. El cupo es limitado. Preinscripcion via Email es obligatorio. Gracias.