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Professional Learning: Teaching Oral Communication - Dr Sue Ollerhead

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UNSW Australia - Room 119, Level 1 John Goodsell Building

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Sydney, NSW 2052

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Presenter: Dr Sue Ollerhead
Dates: 24 May 2018
Times: 9am-4pm

This workshop will explore current theories underlying oral communication skills, focusing on the teaching of additional language learners in schools. Topics include theoretical and practical perspectives on oral communication across the curriculum, cognitive and metacognitive processes; issues of intelligibility and pronunciation; genres of speaking and implications for listening; learning and teaching planning for students for whom English is an additional language or dialect; developing oral communication tasks and activities; assessing speaking and listening.

The course aims to provide teachers with an understanding of the key theoretical dimensions of oral communication and what is involved in developing oral communication competence across the curriculum.


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Dr Sue Ollerhead is a lecturer in English as an additional language and Literacies in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She has worked in language and literacy teaching and training in Africa, Europe and Australia and has worked extensively on the development of English language materials for schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Her main interests are learner and teacher identity in language education; multiliteracies and multilingual learners in mainstream settings.

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