Session 1: To Learn, to Play, to Think: Helping young learners develop linguistically and cognitively

  By Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasinska

10:00-10:40 | 14:00-14:40 | 21:30-22:10 UK Time

What are effective language activities? One answer to this question would be the following: these are tasks which engage learners in purposeful language use and require various thinking skills in order to complete them. If you find the issue at least a bit intriguing, join the session for the reasons behind such an approach as well as practical ideas ready to use in the classroom.

After the above session, you will be given the choice to attend one of the following 2 sessions, which take place simultaneously:

Session 2a: Psychological research in the ELT classroom- benefits and the challenges for teachers


By Alicja Gałązka

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

There are many factors influencing effective language learning, the most significant factors are those connected with the psychology of the learner, the teacher and of the learning environment. Recent research in educational psychology can help teachers to understand the processes going on in the language classroom. In this talk, you will learn about some trends in recent research which are applicable in psychology for language learning and teaching.

Session 2b: Give Me Five! Showcase and Q&A


By Ale Ottolina, Monica Perez

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

Join this session to learn all there is to know about Macmillan Education's course for Primary learners, Give Me Five!