Date and time: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:00 pm
GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
Program: Cambridge University Press ELT webinar series
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Jeanne McCarten
Jeanne McCarten taught English in Sweden, France, Malaysia, and the U.K., and has many years of experience publishing English teaching materials, specializing in the areas of grammar and vocabulary. She was closely involved in the development of the spoken English sections of the Cambridge International Corpus. Currently a freelance ELT author, her main interests lie in applying insights from corpus research to language teaching materials. She is co-author of Touchstone,Viewpoint, and Grammar for Business, published by Cambridge University Press.
Description: In Part 2 of the series the focus is on features of classroom materials that can contribute to the effective learning of grammar. For example, using inductive techniques to convey grammar rules is likely to improve a student’s retention of grammar patterns. Highlighting common grammatical errors may help improve students’ performances in tests, as will differentiating between written and spoken grammar. The speaker will consider various factors that can usefully contribute to the effective teaching and learning of grammar in English.