Course Description

In a busy teaching environment with a syllabus to follow and exams to prepare for, there may seem little time for the apparent luxury of group dynamics activities. This course offers some practical, instantly useable, suggestions, for activities that fill a double function - they practise grammar or vocabulary or speaking skills, while at the same time working to promote a good class atmosphere and supportive climate for learning. Even if these specific activities are not relevant to your teaching, you can use the principles involved to create your own activities which foster group dynamics.

Course Author

Course Author & Consulting Editor Jill Hadfield

Jill has been teaching English and training English teachers for many years. She has had a global career, with time spent in the UK, France, China, Tibet, Madagascar, and most recently New Zealand. She has also travelled extensively to dozens of countries, giving workshops, sharing research at conferences and promoting the books she has written. She has written dozens of books and numerous articles on English Language Teaching, published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, Routledge, Macmillan, MET, ETP and online websites. In 2018, Jill was a finalist for both the Ben Warren Award and the ELTons Awards for Innovation in Teacher Resources.