A huge thank you to the Kapodistrian University of Athens and the students who attended our Academic Lecture. Kindly find attached two Educational Scenarios of a B2 level and a Pre-A1. The teaching context to be produced must focus on the needs and abilities of the individual students. The materials offered are to be used strictly for this assignment and cannot be reproduced without the consent of the author.
Based on the materials, please submit your research in a word file with your name as the filename (e.g. Katherine.Reilly.docx). Email to: email@example.com The lesson delivery must be an estimated 50 minutes incorporating the content offered. Good luck!
by Katherine Reilly, originally published in ELT NEWS
A Heart to Heart about an Educator’s Role Today
“Doesn’t anyone know the answer to my question?” you gently sigh, as half your class simply ignores your presence. You desperately direct the question to a specific student – a last attempt at rectifying the uncomfortable predicament you find yourself in – receiving an answer which will only add salt to injury. “I don’t care if I learn English or not. So, stop insisting.”
Does this sound all too familiar? No, this is not an 80s teen movie, featuring disgruntled, directionless teenagers who are in desperate need of a leader who will motivate them and, in the end, will bond as a family unit. This is a harsh reality most of us are dealing with. You might be scratching your heads wondering if this was always the case or not. Admittedly, teenagers have through the years consistently exhibited a rebellious nature, rendering it a constant challenge to keep them motivated and focused on their obligations, inspiring them to set goals to pursue in life. However, society has fundamentally changed and although our teenage students do remind us of our own adolescent years, there are many acute differences which have led to their dismissal behavior.
I am proud to annonce that I have the honor of being invited to the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the Department of English Language and Literature as an Academic Lecturer. My presentation will concern the adaptability of the teaching material provided to each ELT instructor, incorporating 21st century educational techniques, empowering English language students. The link to the presentation will be posted soon.