After studying languages at Oxford University, David Spencer trained to be a Secondary School teacher. He then moved to Spain where he has been living and teaching ever since. He continues to teach teenage students every day in a school near Madrid. Dave began writing courses for Macmillan in 1994. His latest series is the 2nd Edition of Gateway, a highly successful multi-level course designed to prepare teenage students for exams and life after school. Dave has given talks to teachers in twenty-eight countries and is active on social media at www.facebook.com/macmillangateway
‘Why don’t my teenage students speak to me in English?’ This is a question that frustrated teachers often ask themselves. This interactive webinar will take a realistic look at some of the main reasons why it can be hard to get some teenage students to speak in English. I will suggest some general tips, tricks and strategies that can help us to overcome our students’ reluctance to speak. Then we will investigate a variety of practical classroom activities and games that can help to encourage even the most reticent teenage student to begin to participate orally in class.