INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO UNLOCKING STUDENT POTENTIAL

Continuing the notable success in Ho Chi Minh City and Thai Nguyen, the seminar “INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO UNLOCKING STUDENT POTENTIAL” has now come to Hanoi. In this event we will focus on ways in which we can maximize our students progress by better utilizing our class and course preparation time, and study materials. To do this we will tackle the following questions:

  • How can we maximize each learner of English to their personal best?
  • What can technology help teachers and students in achieving their goals under strict time constraints?
  • How can we assist students with English lessons to meet the needs of specific careers?

The three upcoming workshops will not only answer these questions but also provide many practical examples and techniques to help you unlock your students’ full potential.

07:30 am – 12:00 pm | 8 Jun 2019

Trang An 1 Hall, Level 2 – Muong Thanh Hotel
78 Tho Nhuom Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

AGENDA
Time Programme Presenter
07:30 – 08:30 Checking in & Welcoming guests DTP
08:30 – 08:40 Opening Speech DTP Representative
08:40 – 09:40 Maximizing Learner’s Personal Best: Practical Strategies Dr. Cuong Nguyen
09:40 – 10:00 Tea Break
10:00 – 10:45 Blended Learning: An  Indispensable Option in the Era of 4.0 Ms. Teress Nguyen
10:45 – 11:30 Practical ESP: Trends, Challenges and Solutions Dr. Binh Nguyen
11:30 – 11:45 Q&A – Lucky Draw – Closing Remarks All
MAXIMIZING LEARNER'S PERSONAL BEST: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES
Conventionally, an English lesson will go through three phases: presentation, practice, and production. What typically happens in the second phase is teachers ask students to do an exercise, check their answers, give feedback, then move on to new work. However, giving correct answers does not necessarily mean students have fully understood the language point and can really use it in real life. We are all well aware of this and would like to find out an effective way to help students achieve their goal, but it is not easy to maximize their learning to their best when each learner has their own learning pace and capability, especially in a large-sized classroom. This presentation will share insightful strategies on how to help our learners to master the language they acquire to their best!
   PRESENTER: Dr. Cuong Nguyen

Dr. Cuong Nguyen is currently serving as Chair of the Department of English, International University (VNU - HCMC). He earned his master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Canberra, Australia, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Michigan State University, USA. His research interests include curriculum theories, philosophy of education, writing, and second language acquisition.

BLENDED LEARNING: AN INDISPENSABLE OPTION IN THE ERA OF 4.0

In a typical English classroom, beside main responsibilities of teachers such as: presenting new language, supporting with explanation and having students practice it, teachers in the 21st century need to offer opportunities to use it in more realistic ways, and help learners refine their usage. Now, however, both teachers and students hardly find enough time for those processes. Fortunately, thanks to the development of technology, it is now possible to have students do the presentation and practice stages before class as well as to practice further after class. This allows teachers focus their teaching time which is quite limited on refining student’s production.

In this workshop, the presenter will look at the blended class model, how we can apply it and the benefits it can bring to learner’s efficiency and autonomy.

  PRESENTER: Ms. Teress Nguyen

Teress Nguyen received her BA in English Linguistics and Literature from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2004 and her MA in TESOL from Irvine University, USA in 2009. She has 14 years of experience in teaching English language to all age ranges and levels at prestigious language centers, universities and companies across Ho Chi Minh City. Furthermore, she has been involved in teacher training for over 10 years with over 200 training workshops conducted in teaching methodology and techniques. She is a strong advocate of hands-on, sharing-based training that gives workshop attendees practical experience as both teachers and learners.

PRACTICAL ESP: TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Teaching an English for Specific Purposes course for the first time can be stressful and confusing. What if I have no background in the specialty? What resources can I use? How is teaching ESP different from general English courses? How can i overcome these challenges? In this workshop the presenter will draw upon extensive experience in running courses for a broad range of career types, to answer these questions, and more, and present participants with clear guidelines to preparing their students to use practical English in their current or future jobs.
  PRESENTER: Dr. Binh Nguyen

Dr. Binh Nguyen is currently the Dean of English Department and Head of Business English Division, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education (Vietnam). He received an MA from University of Canberra (Australia) and a doctoral degree from the University of Newcastle (Australia). His main research interests include language and culture, intercultural language teaching, language teaching methodologies, teacher training, technology in language teaching, curriculum design and management and material evaluation.

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Start Time

7:30 am

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Finish Time

12:00 pm

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Address

Hanoi

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