Adaptable, adults, Grammar, SEN, tertiary, upper secondary, Workshop, Writing

Martina Šipošová and Kristína Hankerová (Slovakia)

Discovering and practising grammar in context and dyslexia-friendly activities

The workshop focuses on presenting interesting contextualized activities for practising selected grammatical phenomena. The activities are appropriate for upper secondary dyslexic as well as mainstream learners. The workshop participants will try to see the teaching materials through dyslexic learners’ perspective and they will have the opportunity to try the activities created and adapted for (not only) dyslexic learners themselves. The workshop will include discussion and recommendations for teachers.

  • Upper Secondary, Adults/Tertiary, Teacher Development
  • Grammar, Speaking, Writing

PaedDr. Martina Šipošová, PhD. works as a university teacher at the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava. Her field of study is the methodology of English language teaching to different age groups in which she focuses on the implementation of constructivist teaching principles. She has been utilising her valuable teaching experience, which she developed over the period of nine years as a secondary grammar school English teacher, in her lectures and seminars at the university. Her research studies and scholarly articles aim at investigating learners’/teachers’ views on English as a foreign language reflecting particular socio-cultural context and language teacher cognition.

Mgr. Kristína Hankerová, PhD. works as a university teacher at the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava. She focuses on the questions of teaching English to learners with special educational needs and the related questions of developing early literacy skills in English as a foreign language. For several years, she has also focused on teaching English grammar in context especially in primary and lower secondary education. She also devotes herself to training future teachers of English, with an additional focus on the questions of teaching learners with special educational needs.

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