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Teaching phonics, vocabulary and grammar

About the Session

Implementing an Explicit, Well-Sequenced, and Embedded Approach to Phonics, Vocabulary, and Grammar Instruction in World Language Classrooms


Description: This professional development session is designed to equip world language teachers with the knowledge and strategies needed to implement an explicit, well-sequenced, and embedded approach to phonics, vocabulary, and grammar instruction. Participants will explore practical techniques for systematically integrating these elements into language teaching, ensuring comprehensive language acquisition and proficiency.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Understanding the Importance of Explicit Instruction:

    • Delve into the rationale behind explicit instruction, recognising its effectiveness in providing clear, direct guidance to students in language learning.

    • Explore research-based evidence supporting the benefits of explicit instruction for phonics, vocabulary, and grammar development in language learning.

  2. Designing a Well-Sequenced Curriculum:

    • Develop strategies for sequencing phonics, vocabulary, and grammar instruction in a logical and coherent manner, ensuring progressive skill development and reinforcement.

    • Explore techniques for identifying and prioritising language structures and vocabulary items based on frequency, utility, and relevance to learners' proficiency levels.

  3. Embedding Skills within Authentic Contexts:

    • Discover methods for embedding phonics, vocabulary, and grammar instruction within authentic language contexts, fostering meaningful connections and application in real-world communication.

    • Explore techniques for integrating language skills across modalities, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing, to promote holistic language development.

  4. Implementing Effective Teaching Practices:

    • Learn practical instructional strategies for delivering engaging and interactive phonics, vocabulary, and grammar lessons, including explicit modelling, guided practice, and independent application.

    • Explore techniques for providing targeted feedback, differentiation, and scaffolding to support diverse learner needs and promote language proficiency.


Duration: The session is structured for one hour, allowing ample time for interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and collaborative exploration of resources.


Additional Benefits: Participants will receive access to resources to support the implementation of an explicit, well-sequenced, and embedded approach in their language classrooms. Additionally, permission to record the session and a downloadable PDF copy of the presentation will be provided for continued professional development and reference.


By engaging in this session, language teachers will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to effectively integrate phonics, vocabulary, and grammar instruction into their teaching practice, promoting comprehensive language acquisition and proficiency among their students.


The session can be customised to align with your specific needs, which will be thoroughly addressed during the booking process.


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