Part of the Academic English online conference with Cambridge, Gary Pathare gave an interesting talk on Basic Literacy in English Language Teaching. Learning English using current language teaching methods and materials generally requires learners to have mastered basic English literacy (the ability to encode and decode English script). Learners are often required to write, not only to practice the writing skill, but also to provide personalized examples etc. For adult learners with literacy issues, levels of motivation and achievement may suffer. This topic is gaining relevance for more and more English Language teachers. He discusses this and outlines ideas for teaching approaches, and strategies that can help address the issue. In his webinar Gary explains what basic literacy includes for example word recognition and letter formation, then goes on to talk about handwriting, spelling, copying, punctuation, sounds and……

via Basic literacy in ELT – Academic English conference — World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press

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