Getting the big picture with Rod Bolitho
The British Council in Belgrade takes us to another seminar for teachers with a new interesting topic: Holistic Approaches to the Teaching and Learning of Grammar.
Date & Time: Tuesday, 31 January 2012 12:00 – 16:00
Venue: The Faculty of Philology, Studentski trg 3, Belgrade
If you have moved from the traditional to communicative grammar teaching, yet feel that your students need more inside knowledge of how the language works and the reasons for the many grammatical choices one has to make, this seminar might do the trick for you. Sometimes it is the whole that defines a part, or at least sets a new light on it.
In spite of welcome moves towards combining the teaching of forms with the teaching of meaning, there is still a tendency for teaching to concentrate on the sentence as a unit of meaning. Yet so much of the mysteries of grammar are only revealed when we study what happens in whole texts or at discourse level, whether in the spoken or the written language.