I really should be posting these...at least I'll know that someone actually reads them if they're on the blog!
Name: Erin Lowry
State of Residence: Ohio
Host Institution: Centro Colombo Americano Manizales
Date: May 8 & 9, 2009
Title: ELF Tells Tales at 17th Cali ELT Conference
From children to adults, folktales have a certain ageless appeal. As EFL teachers, it can be a struggle to engage students in reading, and even more so in the writing process. How can teachers personalize what is taught and motivate their students to develop these skills? Retelling well-known stories and local fables is one such way. Some elements of folklore are common to all cultures, while others are distinctive. This workshop will provide participants with activities that combine the students’ knowledge of local tales, drama techniques, and the integration of skills along with the examination of cultural differences.