Date: April 26, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Jeju Foreign Language Center, 305-8 Samdo 1-dong, Jeju City

Title: “Syllabus and Lesson Creation” by Brad Serl

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What makes a good lesson?

What do we need to know as teachers to put together lessons or syllabi that really meet the linguistic development needs of our students?

This SLA 101 style lecture investigates current SLA/CLT pedagogy and looks at applying it to our classroom situation–evaluating different classroom activities and closes with a demo of an activity that is fun, challenging, and intensely communicative.

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Brad Serl has been working in South Korea since 2002 and since that time has worked with students as young as six and as old as seventy-five. His undergraduate major is in Rhetoric and Composition from Thompson Rivers University. His M.A. is in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, and was completed in September 2010.
He is a coordinator in the teacher training department at Busan University of Foreign Studies, as well as working as a tutor for the Birmingham CELS MA program. Brad enjoys mountain biking, cooking and takes a significant amount of guilty pleasure in all manner of geekery. Brad is currently working on a PhD in ELT and Education Management, focusing on teacher motivation.

 

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