In order to prepare students for the real world of English, we must teach them more than grammar and vocabulary followed by skills practice and workbook exercises. We need to show language in meaningful and helpful contexts from both a cross-curricular and a cross-cultural perspective. After all, our learners will go on to use English for study or for work or both. This session will look at ideas and materials to do this, teaching lower secondary students online or in the classroom.
Biodata Andy Cowle
Starting out as a graduate of German and English Linguistics and an English language teacher, Andy has been in ELT publishing and training for 30 years, working in over 40 countries. Passionate about creative ELT materials and motivating teaching professionals, Andy is known for enthusiastic and practical talks, encouraging teachers to try new ideas, and connecting language learning with the real world. Andy grew up near Liverpool, England, and now lives in Glasgow with his family, dog and guitar. He loves travel, film and playing music.