ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 
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Saturday, March 4 • 10:45 - 11:45
Using Pop Up Theory to Help Students Understand How Language is (and is Not) Acquired. LIMITED

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Targeted Audience:
1. language teachers and administrators of second/foreign language programs at the middle school, high school university and adult education level
2. researchers in language teaching and language acquisition

Abstract: There is good reason to introduce students to theory, that is to understand the current state of knowledge about how language is acquired. It will help students understand why we teach the way we do, and will guide them in continuing to improve on their own after they leave us. In this session, we will focus on "Pop up theory", brief statements about how language is (and is not) acquired, used as a classroom management tool. These kinds of brief statements and reminders may be necessary: Because of the widespread use of skill- building in society, and its acceptance as an axiom in education, it is hard to set aside.

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Stephen Krashen

Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California (Emeritus)
Stephen Krashen has published over 500 articles and a dozen scholarly books in the fields of literacy, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, and bilingual education. Many of these publications are available for free download at sdkrashen.com.
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Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →

Saturday March 4, 2017 10:45 - 11:45 CET