On Monday, I was lucky enough to cross paths with Katherine Bilsborough, one of my fellow TeachingEnglish Associates. She was in Palma (where I’m working this month) doing a seminar on behalf of OUP. The other presenter was Jessica Toro, who I know from going to IH Director of Studies conferences. It’s a small world!
Their sessions were very useful, and since I didn’t have wifi access, I decided to take my cue from Christina Rebuffet-Broadus and have a go at my first ever sketch-notes. Looking at Christina’s notes now, I probably tried to pack a bit too much into mine, but I’m quite pleased with them for a first attempt. You’ll notice the notes from Jessica’s talk are a lot more adventurous as I got more confident 🙂 Let me know if you want text explanations of anything I put on there.
Katherine’s talk was about how to make the most of your coursebook, particularly if you’re working with primary-age children.
Jessica told us how to help students get ready for young learner exams.
Both sessions had lots of activities in them which makes me a tiny bit more confident about offering advice to teachers about young learner classes next year!
Thanks for inviting me Katherine 🙂