Session 1. Teaching Discussion Pragmatics in an Academic English Program
Jagrati Chauhan began with an analysis on teaching pragmatics, shared and led a talk on the jigsaw strategy that she had used along with the rubric that she had developed to assess students. She finally led a discussion and answered questions on the strategies participants could use to help students improve their pragmatic competence.
- Presentation Slides – Jagrati Chauhan Teaching Pragmatics of Discussion in EAP
- Board game Pragmatics
- 100 Phrases
- Fun Games
About the author:
Dr. Jagrati Chauhan currently teaches English for Academic Purposes at York University English Language Institute. She has a PhD in English (Canadian equivalency from University of Toronto), and a Masters in Linguistics and English Language Teaching. She is also an instructor and senior writer for EduPros.
Session 2. English Grammar Uncloaked – Verbs
For 20 years William Moore has focused on finding alternate ways to explain English grammar to his students. He has found some interesting gems along the way. To begin with – the Simple Present Tense Does Not Exist – English has 3 Dimensions – there are only 2 tenses – the Passive is not passive.
- Presentation Slides – William Moore English Grammar Uncloaked
- Copy of the webinar chat from September 13
About the author:
Will Moore, B.Ed, TESL Dipl. M.Ed. has taught ESL/EFL/EAP/ESP for 20 years in Canada (7+2yrs), KSA (2yrs) and UAE (10Yrs). He has taught adult immigrants, travelling youth, military youth and mid-level officers, teenagers, and a few children. He has taught in academic programs, cultural exchanges, homestay programs, Adult Basic Education programs and Summer programs. PowerPoint is his chosen medium of expression (now being converted to web formats), and his passion is developing alternate explanations of English Grammar. He has developed a system for teaching English through the ‘preposition’ and has developed an alternate view of the English verb system.