06 May 2017
15:30 - 16:00
Embracing the L1: Getting your Teens to Speak More English in Class
We are often taught in initial teacher training courses that the L1 is evil and must be avoided at all costs. However, the more I tried to ban it in my classes, the more I’d struggle to get my students speaking English. In this practical workshop we’ll explore the reasons why our students rely so much on their mother tongue and look at ways to maximize the use of the L2.