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Friday, May 15 • 9:00am - 3:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshop with British Council: Language Awareness in the Subject Classroom

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Target audience: The workshop will appeal to English teachers and curriculum planners as well as subject teachers of Maths, Science, Humanities and Social studies and anyone with an interest cross-curricular issues.

Workshop outline: As students go through a school day, they move through many different linguistic cultures. Subject Literacy is the awareness that each discipline has its own discourse and that every teacher is a teacher of language. This workshop will highlight key language areas of concern for a subject teacher, namely--functional language, content vocabulary and grammatical structures. The workshop will go on to provide teachers with practical, hands-on scaffolding strategies that they can use in their classrooms to support the learning and application of content specific language.
Subject Literacy is current focus of concern in Singapore. Part of the workshop will be sharing the background and development of our partnership with MOE/ELIS and anecdotes from courses that have run in Primary and/or Secondary schools.

This workshop will:
  • Enable teachers to understand key concepts in Subject Literacy
  • Guide teachers in identifying language-specific demands of Science, Mathematics and Social Studies in English-medium classrooms at primary level
  • Equip teachers with approaches and strategies to support students with subject-specific language required for understanding subject content, taking into consideration language-specific requirement of each subject.

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Leslie Davis - ليزلي ديفيس

Teacher Trainer, Teacher Development Centre, British Council Singapore - معلمة مدربة في مركز التطوير في المجلس الثقافي البريطاني، سنغافورة, British Council - المجلس الثقافي البريطاني
Leslie Davis is a teacher trainer at the British Council Teacher Development Centre in Singapore who consults with Ministry of Education schools to meet their professional development needs. Leslie has a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Virginia and a Reading Specialist... Read More →

Friday May 15, 2015 9:00am - 3:30pm +08
Pablo Naruda Room Upstairs KM Library

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