Webinar / Gratuito
Lunedì 30 marzo ore 16.30 – 17.30
Words and Culture in the English Classroom
Formatore: Andy Cowle
If we are to address the reality of English as a global language then this has important implications regarding the teaching of culture. Is English a fixed entity bound to certain cultures which we must also teach (e.g UK, USA etc.), or is it a more varied concept in a changing world where many different cultures use English everyday as a non-native language? It is our duty as teachers to guide the learner to know and use English in modern and meaningful ways to behave and interact positively as global citizens. This session looks at ways to bring world cultures into the classroom to develop vocabulary.
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.