Task based teaching für die Arbeit mit heterogenen Lerngruppen, Martinshaus, Rendsburg
This popular annual workshop course is organised by Gisela Ehlers of the Institute for Teacher training in Kiel. It attracts teachers of general subjects working in primary and secondary schools who also wish to teach English as a Second Language. The course started with a practical workshop using the topic Circus. The presenters for the first day were Hannelore Tait, a tutor working for the Institute, and Steve Bell of Storyline Scotland. The characters, members of the performing acts in the Circus, were created and a frieze of the Circus Tent was made. This lively context led to the discussion of the many language activities which can be practised as the story develops. On the first evening Gisela gave a presentation on Second Language Teaching based on the contents of the two books she and her team had produced for a recent Comenius Project. The second day continued with this interesting mixture of practice and theory. The discussion focussed on the many ways in which the individual development of language skills can be enhanced and supported by the use of Storyline.