ELTAF Workshop: From Culture to Conversation


Location: International School of Management (Room TBD), Mörfelder Landstraße 55, 60598 Frankfurt am Main

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Lis Winterwerb- Cossons: From Culture to Conversation

In this interactive workshop we will look at ways to give structure to conversation classes and get participants talking, listening, thinking, and collaborating.


When it comes to conversation, culture and literature are fascinating areas to explore as they give English language learners a deeper knowledge and understanding of ways of life in English-speaking countries. Using topics from culture and literature, we will investigate how learners can develop their language and extend their vocabulary to express themselves more clearly. We will also discover how we, as teachers, can give our students the communication skills and confidence to interact with others in a meaningful way. Examples will be taken from the Oxford University Press Headway Culture and Literature Companion; however, the principles and activity types that we will cover are adaptable to a wide range of different topics and materials.


Teachers attending the workshop will be able to order a free copy of the new Headway Culture and Literature Companion at a level of their choice. Other Oxford University Press ELT books will be on display.   


Biographical information:
Elisabeth Winterwerb-Cossons has been in the post of ELT Consultant (West and Central Germany) for Oxford University Press since June 2018. Prior to that she spent twelve years as an English Language Trainer working with a wide variety of international companies and adult educational institutions across the Rhein-Main region. She also has extensive experience in training teachers, delivering intercultural workshops and developing educational materials. Before becoming involved in English language teaching, she worked in Environmental Education in Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa and the UK. Elisabeth has lived in Germany for 25 years.


Cost for ELTAF members and non-members: Free - No fee is payable for this workshop because it is a publisher-sponsored event.


Please register by sending a separate email to: events@eltaf.de