Saturday, 7 May 2016
6:10pm GMT, 7:10pm UK, 3:10am Tokyo (Sun), 11:40pm New Delhi, 2:10pm New York, 11:10am Los Angeles
Priscill Orue Esquive
From Grammar victims to Grammar conquerors in the digital world
Presenting and explaining grammar structures should be developed according to students' needs and not with the purpose of covering material, overloading them with unnecessary information. Students need to fell that grammar is their friend and learn to "think as Grammarians". Analysis based on their prior knowledge will enable them to grasp a grammatical concept, rather than going around a whole scientific presentation. Consequently, this presentation will suggest ideas for teaching a progressive, organic grammar in the context of eLearning, taking advantage of technological tools, as well as concepts for ELT, with the aim of helping them to conquer the notions of proper grammar in EFL.
Priscill Orue Esquivel holds a Master in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, as well as Bachelor of Arts in the English Language with a TESOL Certification. More than eight years of experience teaching EFL to adults and adolescents from different levels of proficiency (beginners to advanced learners) from different countries of origin (mainly LatinAmerica), as well as ESP in areas like business and technology, both on-site and virtual classes.