Meet the speakers: Milica Kresovic

Meet the speakers: Milica Kresovic

20/04/2017 - 10:02

Collaborative error correction in Business English teaching: A showcase

Presentation focus

How to correct and not to hurt and most of all, how to ensure uptake is the question I keep coming back to every now and then trying to tackle it in a new way depending on every specific teaching context I find myself in. Error correction remains one of the hottest topics sparking controversy among theorists, teachers, and finally, students on the receiving end. When teaching Business English we need to consider an additional variable and that is hierarchy. How to make sure all the necessary correcting is done in a stress-free way in a group of learners ranging from receptionists and sales staff to team leaders, heads of departments and even CEOs? Collaboration might be the answer.

In my workshop I would like to showcase a collaborative method of error correction which empowers learners by giving them the opportunity to identify and correct errors together. The uptake with this way of error correction is rather high as it is learners who are in charge.

Why have you chosen this topic for your presentation?

Error correction remains one of the hottest topics sparking controversy among theorists, teachers, and finally, students on the receiving end. When teaching Business English we need to consider an additional variable and that is hierarchy. How to make sure all the necessary correcting is done in a stress-free way in a group of learners ranging from receptionists and sales staff to team leaders, heads of departments and even CEOs? Collaboration might be the answer.

What do you want participants to take away from your presentation?

I will be very happy if participants of my presentation try this method of error correction, adapt it to their own teaching contexts and keep it evolving

Bio

Teaching English since 2001. Holds an MA in English Teaching Methodology and an Advanced Master in Linguistics and language acquisition. Has been living and teaching in Belgium since 2012.

Professional fields of interest: Business English and creating materials.

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