10.- THE TOOLS FOR TEACHERS WINTER WORKSHOPS
The Tools for Teachers Winter Workshops
July, 20—28, 2010
SBS Palermo, Coronel Diaz 1747, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
SBS Barrio Norte, Córdoba 1840, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
SBS Martinez, Hipólito Irigoyen, 2801, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
SBS Belgrano, Juramento 2588, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Fees: $45 or $40 (students) for each three hour session. $76 or $69 (students) for any two sessions. Any three sessions $100, four sessions $120, five, six or the complete course $150. Please Note that All Sessions are Self Contained.
Credit cards accepted.
The schedule at a glance in chronological order. Please note that the same workshop is offered twice, except for Personality Types (which is a four hour session, but the fee is the same as the others). Details of PRE-REGISTRATION are given way down below.
Tues. 20/7, 10 to 13: Contemporary Colloquial English I Barrio Norte
Tues. 20/7, 14 to 17: Contemporary Colloquial English II Barrio Norte
10 to 13: Really Practical Activities
14 to 17: Bring Movement To The
22/7, 10 to 13: Vulgar English
Thurs. 22/7, 14 to 17: Pronunciation Traps Barrio Norte
Friday, 23/7, 10 to 14: Discovering Your Personality, Barrio Norte
Sat. 24/7, 10 to13: Contemporary Colloquial English I Belgrano
26/7, 10 to13: Contemporary Colloquial
26/7, 14 to 17: Really Practical
Tues. 27/7, 10 to 13: Bring Movement To The Classroom Barrio Norte
11 to 14: Vulgar English
15 to 18: Pronunciation Traps
1. CONTEMPORARY COLLOQUIAL AMERICAN ENGLISH AS HEARD ON TV SITCOMS AND SOAP OPERAS
Tuesday, July 20, 10:00 to 13:00 at SBS Barrio Norte or Saturday,July 24 at SBS Belgrano
Can you answer these questions?
If you were ragging on somebody what exactly would you be doing?
If I tell somebody knock yourself out am I asking them to become unconscious?
Is a slammer someone who slams?
If somebody gets canned, does he necessarily go to the can?
What is the difference between wait and wait up?
When would you say that somebody has some junk in their trunk?
You will find the answers to these questions and dozens of others in this workshop, which is based on an analysis of well over five hundred hours of recorded language of the American English variety as it is used in sitcoms and soap operas. This workshop highlights the substantial gap between the language the student is exposed to in most textbooks and colloquial, conversational English.
NB Please note that the immense
majority of the expressions to be presented are well known in the
Tuesday, July 20, 14:00 to 17:00
at SBS Barrio Norte or Monday, July 26, 10:00 to 13:00 at SBS
Test your knowledge of English at a really advanced level:
What sort of people are most likely to sashay?
What might be the point of sandbagging?
Does a bookmaker make books?
Does a home wrecker necessarily destroy the furniture in your house?
Can you complete the following:
He talks a blue…
The library is just a hop, a skip and a …..from here.
We think very much alike: we are on the same ……
That’s really stupid! That’s a lame ....... answer.
Following the spirit of previous TOOLS FOR TEACHERS language workshops, we will focus on lexical items, turns of phrase and idioms in contemporary English.
NB: You don’t need to have done COLLOQUIAL AMERICAN ENGLISH as announced above in order to do this one. All of our language workshops are self-contained.
3. REALLY PRACTICAL: ACTIVITIES YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY
Wednesday, July 21, 10:00 to 13:00
or Monday, July 26, 14:00 to 17:00 both at SBS
This workshop will present a number of activities which participants will be able to use in their classrooms right away without the need of elaborate aids. We will explore ways to make our lessons more interesting, to encourage our students to be more creative, and to present information in a way which is memorable. We will make use of simple visual aids, traditional stories, and recall exercises, to develop an atmosphere conducive to effective learning. We will present activities such as The Johari Window, Snap, the disappearing sentence and the ever intriguing mental telepathy. This session is a revised version of Ideas That Work.
4. BRINGING MOVEMENT TO THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Wednesday, July 21, 14:00 to 17:00
How would you like to use with your students simple, easy to show body movements to:
introduce, review and consolidate vocabulary
practice a wide variety of grammatical structures
encourage precision in the use of language
develop writing skills
enhance the students’ self-esteem
promote health and well being
This can be achieved when we use language to describe and carry out breathing exercises, gentle stretching, turning, twisting, and balancing movements. You will be adding an incredible resource to not only teach language—your primary aim—but to motivate your students and yourself, create good feelings and make the acquisition of language an enjoyable process. This workshop will tell you exactly how.
Participants will receive a generous handout with instructions on how to put the ideas presented into practice.
5. VULGAR ENGLISH: A FASCINATING JOURNEY TO THE WORLD OF PROFANITY, TABOOS AND FORBIDDEN ENGLISH, REVISED EDITION
Thursday, July 22, 10:00 to 13:00
In this revised and updated version of a by now classic workshop we will explore areas of language not often covered even in advanced textbooks and find out:
The really offensive words in English
The changing nature of taboos
The hidden meaning of some innocent looking words
How euphemisms become taboo words
The multiplicity of uses of four letter words such as f***
Words and expressions which designate biological processes
Vulgar/impolite language often heard on TV
Which words English speakers favour when hurling insults
…and much more
Participants in this three hour workshop will receive a handout with exercises, an answer key and an annotated bibliography. They will also listen to a recording of a comedian talking about the seven words which you cannot use on the radio or TV.
6. ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION TRAPS
Thursday, July 22, 14:00 to 17:00
at SBS Barrio Norte, or Wednesday, July 28, 15:00 to 18:00 at SBS
Consider the following:
Are the word SEW and SO pronounced the same or different?
How many ways are there to sound the word BOW and what do they mean?
Do the letters EO represent the same sound in words such as LEOPARD and LEOTARD?
How do you pronounce geographical
names such as
What different sounds to the letters OUGH represent?
Where does the main stress fall in words such as AUTHORITATIVE, FACILITATE, TRANSLATE, SYSTEMATIZE, ORGANIZE, etc.?
We will look at words which might seem to set a trap for the unwary student in an attempt to cope with difficult areas of the English pronunciation system.
7.GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF AND YOUR STUDENTS: DISCOVERING PERSONALITY TYPES
Friday, July 23, 10:00 to 14:00, SBS Barrio Norte
Why bother about personality types? How can this workshop assist you in becoming a more effective teacher? This workshop will
provide insights into human behaviour
enable you to focus on what distinguishes one person from another
explain why we act so differently confronted with the same stimuli
help you develop better communication skills
avoid misunderstandings when we assume we are all alike
adapt our teaching to different personality types
We tend to think that the world is
as we see it through our own eyes, and that our behaviour is the norm. We
sometimes find it strange to accept that our ways are not the ways of other
people. Why, for instance, do some people need to work with the support of a
group while others prefer to strike out on their own and need to be by
themselves? Why is it that some people plan exactly how they are going to spend
their weekend, while others prefer to leave it to chance and feel constrained
if they have to decide way ahead of time? Over and above this, how might
recognizing different personality types help us become more effective teachers?
This workshop will help you take the first steps in a life changing journey.
All of the workshops will be conducted by
ORIEL E. VILLAGARCIA
Profesor en Inglés with the Magna Cum Laude
distinction, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Master of Arts, University of Lancaster, post graduate
studies, University of Texas, Fulbright and British Council Scholar. He has taught at the Univ. Católica de Salta,
Univ. Nac. de Santiago del Estero, and Univ. Nac. de Rio Cuarto. He was on the Advisory Panel for
the Macmillan English Dictionary, 1st edition. He is an NLP Master
Practitioner, Certificate of Completion,
Certificates of attendance will be issued
How to register:
Send an email to email@example.com with your full name, address and telephone numbers indicating the name of the workshop or workshops, the date and the venue you want to attend. You will then receive an acknowledgment of pre-registration, which will enable you to pay the fee a short while before the workshop takes place, i.e. in SBS Barrio Norte, or SBS Palermo or SBS Martinez or SBS Belgrano. The addresses of these branches of SBS are given above.