Students learn to use language more effectively when they can make choices in their learning. When instructors provide opportunities for students to exercise learner agency, they build an understanding of the what, how, and why of their educational journey. Using examples from National Geographic Learning materials, this workshop will provide tips on helping instructors deliver engaging, motivating, effective lessons through developing learner agency.
Christien Lee has worked in English Language Teaching for over 25 years. His roles have included teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer, materials writer, director of studies, school owner, consultant, and author. He has wide experience in ELT, but specializes in academic English and exam preparation. He is the author of a dozen textbooks including 21st Century Communication: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking, Pathways: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking, and World English from National Geographic Learning.