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Teenage students often tire of the topics in the coursebook. In this webinar I’ll be sharing some practical ideas for designing classroom activities based on topics that have genuine appeal for teenage students. We’ll start by looking at ways we can use selfies to generate language; then we’ll switch to ‘airplane mode’ and look at activities that can be done using the basic functionality of a smartphone - without apps or internet. Finally, I’ll share some ways of using memes as the basis for creative communicative classroom activities.
Edmund Dudley is a teacher trainer, materials writer and teacher of English with more than 25 years of classroom experience. Based in Budapest, he has extensive experience of teaching EFL at both primary and secondary levels. He works with teachers from around the world as a freelance teacher trainer and as a tutor at the University of Oxford’s ELT Summer Seminar. He is the author of ETpedia Teenagers (Pavilion, 2018), the co-author of Mixed-Ability Teaching (OUP, 2015) and has also contributed materials to several OUP textbooks and training courses.
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