Session 2D

David Threadgold, RMIT English Worldwide

Session Title:
Getting active in class

Giving students autonomy in the class and using ideas that let them take control of learning and activities is a great way to engage and challenge them. Hopefully a certain amount of ‘Kaos’ will prevail. This interactive workshop will present several communicative activities that encourage students to do the work and facilitate learning in a fun, active way. Activities will focus on using the four core skill groups of reading, writing, listening and speaking, but not in a traditional manner. Tasks will have an EAP bent, but could be adapted for any level or language context.

Dave moved to these shores from the UK in 2005 to get away from the English summer. He chose Melbourne over other locations in Australia due to recommendations from friends about its advantages as a city to live in. The fact it is the sporting capital of Australia also helps. His travel and teaching have taken him to places such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, China and Scotland. His qualifications include CELTA, an M.Ed in TESOL and more recently a certificate in using technology in the classroom. He is a teacher and CELTA trainer at RMIT English worldwide.