Teacher, Teacher trainer, Researcher
- 10:15-11:00 - Day 2
Prague, Czech Republic
Essentially, learning is a cognitive process, which could be efficiently facilitated by habit formation. Therefore, it is crucial to gradually and systematically implement beneficial learning practices in the classroom, which could be later used by the learners autonomously. The practical workshop is aimed at introducing the aspects of the lexical approach, close reading practices, whole language approach, and experiential learning into traditional classrooms. Specifically, the participants will get insights into how this could be done more effectively in the digital environment, as well as how to ensure that learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
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Marina Yesipenko is a Ph.D. student currently doing her research in Semiotics, Philosophy of Communication, and Multimodality at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Holding MA in TESOL and Applied linguistics, Delta, IHCYLT, and Celta, she has been a teacher, teacher trainer for 15 years, as well as a speaker at international ESL Conferences. Mostly keen on exam preparation strategies, she preaches the basics of Lexical Approach and the conventions of Multimodality, being a proponent of learner autonomy and Multiple Intelligences theory. At the same time, she is convinced that teaching practices should be grounded on science and solid research findings Her motto is: “Teaching is not only a profession but a vibrant and overwhelming lifestyle”.