Date: Thursday 19 November, 2015
Theme: This webinar looks at the teaching of English as a Foreign language in pre-primary education and shares the results of an ELTRA project which investigated the effectiveness of incorporating an English learning area into the children’s play options. The research confirmed the importance of emulating good pre-primary practice and collaborating with the pre-primary educator.
Read the related research paper: 'English learning areas in pre-primary classrooms: an investigation of their effectiveness'
About the speaker
Dr. Sandie Mourão is a freelance teacher educator, author and consultant specialising in early years language education and an invited assistant professor at Universidade Nova in Lisbon, Portugal. She is co-editor of Early Years Second Language Education: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice (Routledge) and the open access Children’s Literature in English Language Education Journal, as well as author of a number of language learning courses and resource books. Her main research interests focus on early years language learning, picturebooks in language learning and classroom-based research. She has a blog and a website.
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