This is another of IATEFL ESOL SIG’s joint webinars with NATECLA
Creating effective learning activities in the multi-level classroom
September 26th 2 pm EST, 7 pm GMT
Please note – this is an IATEFL and NATECLA MEMBERS ONLY webinar,
In this session, we will look at the characteristics and contexts that give rise to multi-level language groups and the opportunities and challenges that teachers face. We will look at activities that work well and review the advantages and disadvantages of strategies to meet students’ individual needs, aka differentiation. This approach has become very popular and yet is not without its critics. We will explore what research has to say about differentiation and apply John Hattie’s meta-analysis on the most effective strategies to multi-level teaching.
Philida Schellekens is an independent consultant, researcher and teacher trainer in the field of language learning and teaching, particularly English language provision for migrants and refugees. More widely, she also provides consulting in EFL, foreign languages, interpreting and translation, and the communication skills of first language English speakers. Philida is an associate inspector in adult and further education and teaches English part-time at Greenwich Community College, both of which enable her to maintain her perspective on – and direct contact with – language learning at all levels.
Philida is an author of the Oxford ESOL Handbook. Other recent publications include: English Language as a Barrier to Employment, Education, and Training (2001) DfES; Language in Construction (2004) CITB; and Full on English: The English language needs of ethnic minority people born in the UK (2005) Birmingham & Solihull LSC.