Teacher training

I offer in-service teacher training in English and French language and literature, with a specialization in evalaluation and testing, computer-assisted language teaching, pedagogic grammar, vocabulary learning, composition teaching and error correction. Please get in touch with me me via the contact page to discuss your requirements. I look forward to hearing from you. 

The in-service teacher training courses I have held for the Institut für Lehrerfortbildung / Mülheim an der Ruhr, the Bezirksregierung Münster and the Bezirksregierung Arnsberg focussed on ways of improving the teaching of English and French prose composition to German sixth-formers by means of procedural facilitation and computer-assisted instruction. I also presented some of the material to be published in Siepmann / Mackenzie / Hannay / Gallagher, Writing in English: A Guide for Advanced Learners (forthcoming). 

During those courses I found that many teachers had little practice in writing skills and were largely uninformed about differences between German and English prose styles. With this in view John D. Gallagher and I decided to conduct an English writing workshop aimed at addressing some of the existing deficiencies. The course was first held in February 2002.

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To test your expertise in marking written English, see ‘Would you have marked it wrong?’ 

Pour tester votre compétence en matière d’évaluation de l’écrit, voir “Est-ce correct?” 

For a selective bibliography on English composition teaching, click here

For a selective bibliography on French composition teaching, click here


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