BELTA Day '19: Meet the Speakers: An Sneyers

BELTA Day '19: Meet the Speakers: An Sneyers

Teaching thinking to develop autonomous learners

An Sneyers
Belgian IATEFL Grant Winner
Ultimate Study Skills Success


Room: TBA

Length: 45 minutes

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Teaching students how to think is the key to them becoming independent learners. This talk will explore teaching ‘The Funnel’, a thinking model from the Ultimate Study Skills Success program, which can be used to help EAP students with ideas development in writing and discussions, a deeper understanding of text structure, and in helping students drive their own learning.


After doing her teacher training at Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven, she moved to Melbourne in Australia and has taught English to international students preparing to study at Australian Universities for the past 11 years. Time and time again she noticed that many students were struggling with the transition to academic life abroad and that this was seriously hampering their success and self-esteem. This is why she decided to do further study. She did her Master in Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern Queensland, and she has been training in behavioural psychology over the past 3 years.

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