Grammatical structures are the building blocks of language, but the approach to teaching grammar should match the way students learn. Children do not learn through grammatical explanations; rather, they gain an understanding the grammar implicitly through repetition and recycling of the language in different contexts. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the ways in which young learners approach language learning, and what we can do as teachers to ensure our grammar instruction is learning-centered, meaningful, interesting, and most importantly effective.
Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our World, Our World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.
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