Teacher Training EAP / ESP

I am glad to offer a two-day workshop How to Teach EAP (with particular focus on writing and leaner autonomy development)

The main objectives of these seminars are to raise teachers’ awareness of what is happening in the field of EAP and give tools for classroom use. Initially, the idea came from my DELTA module 3 assignment (where I specialized in EAP) and was extended to a rich mixture of theory and practice with particular focus on the leaner. A good deal of web-sources are introduced.

The course program is given below but can be tailored to the customer’s needs. My seminars Listening through Prominences and Teaching (Academic) Writing were first given on the British Council premises in 2013.
Please contact me if you are interested in participation.

 Day One

  • EAP: an overview (needs and goals); Approaches to teaching academic writing
  • Teaching academic writing: genre approach [sample lesson]
  • lunch
  • Feedback and (peer) correction in teaching writing
  • Classroom management techniques

 Day Two

  • Online resources in teaching (academic) English (including exams) [possible sample lesson in a computer room]
  • Teaching (public / academic) speaking: test-teach-test [sample lesson]
  • lunch
  • Teaching listening via prominence [sample lesson]
  • Tailoring an EAP course [discussion]; Q&A

Materials for Perm workshop (November 2013)

A colleague’s reflection at E-merging Forum 4 organized the British Council; March 13-15 2014, Moscow

«I also made a point of exploring some areas where I’m out of my depth and I did it. You know, it’s always good to raise the bar a little. So I attended a session on academic writing and really enjoyed it. I’ve got to give Zhenya Bakin credit for his professionalism. His workshop was something I really needed: a hands-on approach, lots of activities and pair work, a step-by-step introduction to the main idea, everyone involved. It was nice and refreshing to put myself in the shoes of a student again…

… The presenter was in his element. His English was very good, you know, with authentic intonation patterns, pronunciation and buzzwords. He was evidently savouring some delicious pieces like ‘fantastic’ or ‘doable’. An effective communicator and monitor who made sure everyone got their potion of eye-contact and encouragement. Let’s hope some of his good qualities rub off on me!»