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Mother Tongue Other Tongue: Teaching Languages Through Poetry CPD

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Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
West Midlands
Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham

Thursday, 26th February, 16:15 - 18:30

at Aston University

Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a competition from Routes into Languages, which celebrates the many languages and cultures in our schools today. Through practical, group based exercises, this free workshop will provide secondary EAL and MFL teachers with ideas and activities on embedding poetry in your teaching and encouraging creativity in the languages classroom.

This workshop is a collaboration between Routes into Languages, Network for Languages, Writing West Midlands and the Centre for Language Education Research at Aston, and will be delivered by writer Elisabeth Charis. Elisabeth has a first class honours degree in English Language and Literature and is a qualified teacher (QTS and TESOL) with many years of experience teaching young people and adults and facilitating workshops in and out of a variety of educational contexts.  She has lived in China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and, most recently, Syria.