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I’ll be reprising my presentation on experiential content at two conferences this Fall. The workshop, on leveraging word associations as a source of student-centred content in the language learning classroom, was first presented to a standing room only crowd at the TEAL provincial conference in the spring. Upcoming venues include:

  1. BC TEAL Interior Conference in Kelowna, Sat., Oct. 15, 11 AM – 12 Noon Rm 139
  2. Tri-TESOL Conference in Des Moines, Washington Fri., Oct. 21, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Rm 203

Workshop participants will have a chance to enter a draw for the learning game Truth or Dare for English Language Learners.

Here’s the official write-up:

Experience as a Catalyst
for Student-Centered,
Conversation-Enabled Learning

Simple word associations can be harnessed as a rich source of student-centered content in the conversation classroom. Workshop participants will explore techniques designed to leverage linguistic associations towards generating limitless experience-based conversational topics, reducing or eliminating references to L1, developing critical communication strategies and contributing to self- and peer- assessment.

Click to download the Catalyst Presentation Handout with Notes [1.78 MB].

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