Adaptable, adults, lower secondary, tertiary, upper secondary, Workshop, Young Learners

Frank Prescott (Hungary/UK)

Students are doing it for themselves

In this workshop we’ll explore the idea of making our classrooms more democratic places. We’ll begin by examining what democracy means in the language classroom and then we’ll take three instances where typically we do not behave very democratically and look at how we can give our students more power. The three topics we explore actively will be asking questions, giving homework and setting the agenda for the lesson.

  • Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, Adults/Tertiary
  • Classroom management; working with process
  • Intermediate and above
  • Teenagers and above

Francis J. Prescott gained his first teaching qualification in 1993 (PGCE in English, University of Heriot Watt) and has been teaching English ever since, first of all in secondary schools in Edinburgh and from 1995 in private schools and at university in Hungary. He is now an associate professor in the Department of English Language Pedagogy at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

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