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Young Learners and Teenagers
Building bridges and finding common ground in TEYLs

In many global contexts, pedagogies used in English lessons in pre-schools, primary and secondary schools remain completely separate from the language-driven approaches found in out-of-school English courses delivered by private providers. The 2019 Pre Conference Event aims to identify common ground and build bridges to enable TEYLs practitioners to emulate and integrate best age appropriate practice from both worlds.

We will kick off with an opening plenary by Janet Enever who will focus on early years (ages 2 – 5) and primary (ages 6 – 10). This will be followed with a second plenary by Dave Spencer focused on lower (ages 11 – 14) and upper secondary (ages 15 – 17).

The plenaries will be followed by four shorter ‘TED’ style talks:
  • Early Years: Joan Kang Shin & Luciana Fernandez
  • Primary: Shelagh Rixon & Amanda Davies
  • Lower Secondary: Dirk Lagerwaard & Bruno Andrade
  • Upper Secondary: Leticia Moraes & Simon Pounder
After the Ted talks, delegates will be invited to participate in an open space format. During the open space, delegates will decide which age range team (early years or primary or lower secondary or upper secondary) they prefer to join according to their interests. This will offer delegates an excellent forum for deeper engagement with the Ted talkers via Q&A.

We intend to wrap up the PCE with an interactive workshop facilitated by Virginia Parker exploring how we can reconcile the ‘two separate worlds’ in TEYLs. 

David Valente
YLTSIG Coordinator
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