Teaching Oral Communication

When:24 May 2018, 9am - 4pm
Venue:Room 119, Level 1, John Goodsell Building
Who:Dr Sue Ollerhead, Lecturer in EAL/D
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This workshop will explore current theories underlying oral communication skills, focusing on the teaching of additional language learners in schools. Topics include theoretical and practical perspectives on oral communication across the curriculum, cognitive and metacognitive processes; issues of intelligibility and pronunciation; genres of speaking and implications for listening; learning and teaching planning for students for whom English is an additional language or dialect; developing oral communication tasks and activities; assessing speaking and listening.

The course aims to provide teachers with an understanding of the key theoretical dimensions of oral communication and what is involved in developing oral communication competence across the curriculum.

Dr Sue OllerheadAbout Dr Sue Ollerhead

Dr Sue Ollerhead is a Lecturer in Literacies and English as an additional language in the School of Education. She has worked in English language and literacy teaching and training in Africa, Europe and Australia, and has worked extensively on the development of English language materials for schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Her main interests are developing disciplinary literacies across the curriculum, learner and teacher identity in language and literacy education; translanguaging pedagogies and practices and refugee background learners

Completing this workshop will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered Professional Development addressing Standards 1.1.2, 1.2.2 and 1.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

**Please note that attendance for all hours is mandatory in order to receive accreditation. No partial attendance will be able to receive accreditation, so please plan your travel and commitments accordingly.

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