Thursday, 1 February 2018

Managing Mixed Level Classrooms for Young Learner Teaching

4 pm, GST (UTC +4) 9 pm, GST (UTC +4)

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Walk into almost any English-language classroom and you’ll encounter a mix of students with a range of abilities, interests, learning styles and English levels. It can be very challenging, then, for teachers to provide their students with the individualized support and instruction they need to learn best while also moving the whole class and curriculum forward as required. And if the differences in English levels between students are vast, it can feel impossible!

In order to promote learning opportunities for all our young learners and enable all of them to achieve to the best of their abilities, we must find ways to tailor our lessons to support the abilities and English levels of all students in our classroom, not only the majority. But how?

In this webinar, teacher trainer Anna Hasper will provide a variety of practical ideas for managing the mixed-level young learner classroom and adjusting our lessons to serve the needs of all students without modifying the expected language outcomes.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation!

Presented by:
Anna Hasper

Anna is a teacher, trainer and international English Language Teaching consultant based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Anna’s specialty is enabling teachers within local constraints, such as limited resources, to become the best teacher they can by enhancing all students’ learning opportunities through engagement. She has been working in the ELT industry for over 13 years and has worked on various projects for the British Council, International House, Ministries of Education, private schools, education providers and publishers in primary, secondary and vocational contexts. She loves exploring new places and learning about different cultures and has worked in a variety of countries such as China, Jordan, Iran, Uganda, Senegal, Algeria and Armenia. She currently writes and trains teachers for publishers and delivers a variety of Cambridge accredited teacher training courses (TKT, CELTA, YL Ex & Delta Module 3) around the world.

Teaching Grammar to Young Learners in a Real-World Context


Grammatical structures are the building blocks of language, but the approach to teaching grammar should match the way students learn. Children do not learn through grammatical explanations; rather, they gain an understanding the grammar implicitly through repetition and recycling of the language in different contexts.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the ways in which young learners approach language learning, and what we can do as teachers to ensure our grammar instruction is learning-centered, meaningful, interesting, and most importantly effective.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation!

Presented by:
Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

Connect with Dr. Shin: Google Site

March 2018

Tips for Effective Phonics Instruction in the Young Learner Classroom

Speaker to be announced



April 2018

Integrating Information Literacy Skills into the Young Learner Classroom



Information literacy is a necessary skill for young learners in the 21st century, which is increasingly image, media, and technology driven. In the past, literacy referred to being able to read and write, but the term “literacy” now includes the interpretation of all kinds of information, whether in print, images, video, or audio.

Today, English language teachers need to incorporate new literacies and prepare our students to gain information in different ways. This presentation will deepen your understanding of information literacy and show effective ways to build your young learners’ ability to interpret various forms of information while teaching English.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation!

Presented by:
Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

Connect with Dr. Shin: Google Site


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