8.- TOOLS FOR TEACHERS WORKSHOPS: IDIOMS, PROVERBS AND SLANG
TOOLS FOR TEACHERS EASTER COURSE
April 21-23, 2011
Workshops 1, 2 (April 21) and 5 (April 23) at SBS
Workshops 3 and 4 (April 22) at SBS BELGRANO,
Fees: each session $55 or $50 students. Any two sessions $86 or $78. Three sessions $120
Full details on registrations down below
1. VULGAR ENGLISH: A FASCINATING JOURNEY TO THE WORLD OF PROFANITY, TABOOS AND FORBIDDEN ENGLISH, REVISED EDITION
Thursday, 21 April, 10:00 to
13:00, SBS Barrio Norte,
Fees: $55 or $50 students.Special fees if doing more than one workshop. See above.
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.
2. IDIOMS, PROVERBS AND SAYINGS: A COMPARATIVE APPROACH
Thursday, April 21, 14:00 to 17:00, SBS Barrio Norte, Córdoba 1840, CABA
Fees: $ 55 or $50 students. Special fees if doing more than one workshop. See above
How would you say the following in English?
l Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho.
l Chupate esa mandarina.
l A rey muerto, rey puesto.
l Me viene como anillo al dedo.
How would you complete the following?
l He did it in two ......... of a lamb’s tail.
l That’s very near. Just a ............ throw.
l Do it thoroughly and carefully. Don’t cut ......
We will study over 100 examples of idioms and proverbs and we will endeavour to find equivalences in Spanish and English wherever possible.
NB: Participants will receive an answer key to the exercises and a bibliography for further study.
3. REALLY PRACTICAL: ACTIVITIES YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY
Friday, April 22, 10:00 to 13:00, SBS Belgrano,
Fees: $55 or $50 students. Special fees if doing more than one session. See above-
The aim of this workshop is to present a number of activities that do not need elaborate preparation, that are easy to implement and that help the learner develop confidence in the use of the language and increase feelings of selt-esteem in the students. Among others we will present
l jigsaw dialogues
l structured guessing games
l the Johari Window,
l the Snap game,
l the disappearing sentence
l the ever intriguing mental telepathy
4. ADDING RESOURCES TO YOUR TEACHING: REALLY PRACTICAL II
Friday, April 22, 14:00 to 17:00,
Fees: $55 or $50 students. Special fees for more than one workshop. See above.
This workshop follows the same spirit of REALLY PRACTICAL I in presenting a further selection of activities which are easy to implement. In particular it aims at developing the speaking skill-. The following will be presented, among others:
l Taking your emotional/physical temperature
l Memory activities
l Adapting rhymes and stories for language work
l Further jigsaw activities
l Simple total physical response commands
l The yes/no game to develop fluency
l Simple puzzles for language work
l Letter cued exercises for recall
5. BRUSHING UP YOUR PRONUNCIATION: ELIMINATING COMMON MISTAKES
Saturday, 23 April, 10:00-13:00 at SBS BARRIO NORTE,
Fees: $55 or $50 students. Special fees for more than one workshhop. See above.
Consider the following:
l Is the pronunciation of the words SEW and SO the same or different?
l How many ways are there to sound the word BOW and why?
l Do the letters EO represent the same sound in words such as LEOPARD and LEOTARD?
How do you pronounce
geographical names such as
l What different sounds do the letters OUGH represent?
l Where does the main stress fall in words such as AUTHORITATIVE, FACILITATE, TRANSLATE, SYSTEMATIZE, ORGANIZE, etc.?
We will look at a considerable number of words which often cause difficulty even to advanced students because of some irregularities in the English spelling system. These words, as it were, seem to set a trap for the unwary student. We will indicate the correct pronunciation of these items, and we will supply participants with an answer sheet to the exercises.
All of the workshops will be conducted by
ORIEL E. VILLAGARCIA
en Inglés with the Magna Cum Laude distinction, Univ. 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
Certificates of attendance will be issued
How to register:
To reserve a seat send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address and telephone numbers indicating the name of the workshop or workshops you want to attend, and indicate the date and the venue, i.e. SBS BARRIO NORTE or SBS BELGRANO. 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 BELGRANO.