ELTAF/VHS Darmstadt Joint Workshop: Conversational English Classes


Location: VHS Darmstadt, Justus-Liebig-Haus (Room 23), Gr. Bachgasse 2, 64283 Darmstadt

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Cyndee Szymkowicz: Conversational English Classes

This workshop will be three hours packed with strategies for planning and guiding classes in conversational English. It will cover needs and wishes assessment, ice-breakers and games, choosing topics for discussion, when and how to make corrections, how to keep a few students from dominating the class, building conversational confidence and fluency, practice in asserting opinions, and keeping a conversation going by asking leading questions. You’ll have a chance to try some of these techniques yourself in active role-plays. 

Biographical information:
Cyndee Szymkowicz is an American with a background in theater and opera. She first acquired pedagogical training as an English teacher while studying voice in Milano, Italy, and throughout her performing career in Europe, always had her skill as an English teacher as a second source of income. In the last 15 years, she has concentrated on teaching English and her current themes are course development in understanding native speakers, clear pronunciation, and Train-the-Trainer. She has been a member of ELTAF since 2014.

Cost for ELTAF members and VHS teachers: EUR 5

Cost for non-members: EUR 10

There are limited spaces so please register as soon as possible.
Please register by sending a separate email to: liz@jolliffe.de and wait for confirmation before paying the workshop fee to the ELTAF account:

Postbank Frankfurt
Account no. 756 47 600
Bank code: 500 100 60.
IBAN DE90 5001 0060 0075  6476 00

State your name and the title of the workshop in the reference line. Your registration is only complete when you have transferred the workshop fee.