In this seminar given Pauline Moon focuses on language and literacy as social practice and discusses the need for contextualisation of learning to make learners aware of the underlying conventions that govern our interactions. In the second part of the video she discusses the importance of learner identity and giving learners a voice in the ESOL classroom.

The materials are designed to be used by a group of teachers with a trainer or facilitator, either in teacher development sessions or on in-service training courses. Trainers who decide to use them on pre-service training courses may want to adapt some of them. They can also be used by teachers working alone.

Resource pack contents

  • A trainer notes sheet for the person leading the session
  • An activities sheet for participants to use during the session, while watching the DVD. This is to help people consider the issues raised in the films in more detail, and to then apply them to their own practice.
  • Notes for participants, to be read by the trainer before leading the session and given out to participants, normally at the end of the session. These give background information, expand on the theories referred to in the films and give ideas for follow-up, including a bibliography.