For teachers of Young Learners
Storytelling for Young Learners
Stories, visual, oral and written, have been a part of human interaction for thousands of years. You could say that we as humans are perfectly programmed to use and process stories as a means of communication, entertainment and even for passing on information. For this reason, storytelling in the young learner classroom is a perfect gateway into language learning. What better way to engage young learners and improve not only their grammar and vocabulary, but also their 21st Century Skills? In this webinar we will look at the theory behind storytelling in the language classroom and pair this with practical tasks that you can take back to your learners.
Joanne Mitten has worked in both the UK Post Primary Sector (English Literature Teacher) and the Irish English Language Teaching sector since 2009.
As part of her current role with ATC Language Schools, Joanne has developed extensive young learner syllabi and short courses and she has delivered training on materials writing, pastoral care and the practicalities of overhauling academic programmes. In addition to this, she has delivered face-to-face and online training in the areas of Special Educational Needs in Young Learners, Assessment for Learning, Planning for Differentiation and Using Media Effectively in Lessons.