Break it down: Exploiting a model text

Australia/Sydney 11.00am | Tues 6th June
USA/Los Angeles 6.00pm | Mon 5th June
Europe/London 2.00am | Tues 6th June

Presenter: Richard Ingold – Academic English Teacher – ELICOS

With the power of visible pedagogy in mind, Richard Ingold shares a detailed example of how to introduce and use a model text with Academic English students. The process can be broken down to four stages: lead-in, comprehension, analysis, and consolidation.

Explicitly and visibly teaching discourse strategies and structures through analysis and deconstruction of text through approaches such as genre-based pedagogies can enable students to access powerful genres and reproduce them effectively, empowering them in the process’ (Mahboob & Tilakaratna, 2012).

This presentation was originally shared with English language teachers across Sydney at the last MeetELT event. Upon request, Richard is jumping online to re-share this thought-provoking, interactive session.

Please register below, and share this page with your colleagues that have an interest in deconstructing model texts or teaching Academic English.