Keeping the learner engaged and motivated in English language learning

[Strand: Learner-centered ELT]

Proposal Synopsis: Keeping the learner engaged and motivated in learning is the core of effective teaching and learning. Rather than seeing the core skills need in language learning as separate modules, this workshop will explore the possibilities of seeing the process of acquiring linguistic skills as an integrated approach that promotes deep conceptual understanding. Thus through a concept-based approach to lesson planning that aims to promote deep conceptual understanding and develop higher order thinking skills, this workshop will provide teachers with the necessary strategies, skills and resources needed to make the ESL class a “thinking classroom”.