Workshop: English Language Teaching & Teachers’ Development

SpeakerDaniel Forman [USA]


TitleActivities for Deeper Vocabulary Learning


Time14:00-15:30, Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Location201 Chongyuan Building, School of Foreign Languages


Speaker’s Short Bio: Daniel Forman is a participant in the English Language Fellow Program, a U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs exchange program. This program brings highly talented American professionals in the field of English language teaching to work in host institutions around the world for a period of 10 months. Daniel is currently hosted by the Beijing Institute of Education. Before his fellowship, he worked at the American English Institute at the University of Oregon. He received his master’s degree in TESOL (English Teaching) from the University of Texas and has over 7 years of teaching experience. He has interests in vocabulary teaching, autonomous learning, and assessment.



Workshop Summary:

This workshop will show and explain activities for teaching vocabulary to your students with the goal of a deeper understanding of vocabulary words.  Research has shown that a deeper understanding of vocabulary words leads students to improved reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and also greatly increases the motivation and happiness of students.  Deeper vocabulary knowledge will help students reduce their frustration with difficult texts and be able to express themselves both more fully and more easily.  This workshop focuses on activities and tips to go deeper into vocabulary teaching and learning and also gives the audience a few techniques to pronounce these words and phrases more naturally.


All staff and students are welcome.