Curso

E.2.2  Workshop on instructional discourse

INTRODUCTION

This 4-hour workshop aims to help UPM teachers who are teaching or planning to offer content subjects in English. This brief seminar will help teachers in their research presentations and daily teaching in English by providing them with guidelines, practice, and stylistic and linguistic repertoires for successfully developing the classroom management and classroom interaction. It will be an in-depth insight and practice into lectures, presentations and classroom expressions and instructional discourse. It adopts a computer-assisted format and offers a stage-by-stage learning scheme with English as the language of instruction, as well as a hands-on participative dynamics.

OBJECTIVES

To enable participants to gain efficiency and autonomy when teaching content subject courses in English:

  • By broadening their stylistic and lexico-grammatical repertoires.
  • By providing them with strategies to manage the classes effectively.
  • By raising their awareness on classroom factors surrounding and affecting the English language medium learning/teaching process.
  • By encouraging them to discover exemplary models and develop strategies to manage the class effectively and lecture or present orally in an attractive way.
  • By allowing them to focus the session on their particular gaps and insecurities and adapting practical instruction to their needs.

CONTENTS

  • Institutional discourse: lecture expressions
    • Structures and transitional elements for better flow and organization.
    • Introductions.
    • Changing or shifting to new topics, points or sections.
    • Highlighting, emphasizing.
    • Summarizing and concluding.
    • Explanations.
    • Sentence adverbs.
    • Posing and eliciting questions.
    • Managing class discussion.
    • Checking for comprehension or attention.
    • Classroom management.
    • Disfluencies and errors
    • Hedges.
    • Common phrasal verbs in instruction language.
    • Handling questions.
  • Workshop practice:
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    • Oral language expressions.
    • Lexical choices.
    • Classroom management.
    • Team production exercises and individual activities.
    • Role-play.

INSTRUCTOR

Isabel SALTO-WEIS AZEVEDO
 Profesora del Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

FECHA: 16 de junio de 2015

HORARIO: de 9:30 a 13:30 horas

LUGAR: Aulas del ICE

COORDINACIÓN

Dña. Iciar de PABLO LERCHUNDI
  Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación (ICE). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

PROFESORADO

Dña. Isabel SALTO-WEIS AZEVEDO
  Lingüística Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
  E.U. de Arquitectura Técnica. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

DATOS DE LA ACTIVIDAD

Duración: 4 horas

Fecha: 16/06/2015

Horario: De 09:30 a 13:30

Lugar: Aula B. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación (ICE). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

(Inscripción cerrada)

Participants’ Profile: To make the most of the seminar, it is desirable that participants have an intermediate level of proficiency in the English language (B2 or beyond).