Susan Hillyard

Susan HillyardChallenging ELT: Challenging the Methodology to Reach Challenging Students

Do you have some challenging students in some of your classes? Do you get frustrated with current methodology? Do you want to reach these students and engage them? Do you support inclusion? Do you want to change the refrain from “I can’t” to “I can?”

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then join us for this session.

I will outline our policy for the innovative  programme, “English in Action”, teaching English through Drama, designed  especially for the Ministry of Education’s Special Education department in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we are teaching English to 500 students in state special schools for inclusion.

You’ll get lots of ideas to go, whether you face the challenge in mainstream schools or special education institutions and you and your challenging students may start shouting “I CAN!”

Susan Hillyard B.Ed.(Hons) Warwick University (U.K.) (Susan’s blog here >) is Coordinator of English in Action, a programme designed to teach English through Drama in Special Education Schools in the Special Education Department at the Ministry of Education, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.Susan has work experience in seventeen countries as a teacher, HOD, Director, speaker, workshop facilitator, consultant, researcher, on-line tutor. She was Prof. Language IV in Lenguas Vivas and UTN, national training colleges in Bs As. Argentina. She is a NILE Associate Trainer, in Norwich, UK. She has co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers Global Issues for OUP and TDI-TKT On-line Course for Pearson, New York.

Her current research centres on SLA as Performative Activity.


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