The key to keeping young learners engaged in learning English lies in the topics we use and personalising them to match interests with meaningful and purposeful practice. This session looks at ways to teach grammar, vocabulary and the basic functions needed for everyday communication, and talking about the world around us. The session, for teaching primary learners online or in the classroom, also examines the growing importance of teaching other school subjects in English, and ways to work with cross-curricular materials with primary learners.
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.