In recent years, education has started to focus on a Social Constructivist strand that combines covert and overt approaches to the handling of Strategic Competence. In the language classroom, teachers acknowledge how, developing Critical Thinking and Learning Strategies result in wonderful tools to empower our learners and build their resilience.
The aim of this session is to discuss the rationale behind Learning Strategies and some activities for a variety of age-groups and levels.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Joaquín’s career has integrated two passions: economics and languages. He graduated in Economics at ‘Instituto Politecnico Nacional’ in México in 2008. He obtained a scholarship to study a Master’s Degree in Teaching French in France in 2011. He holds ICELT and finished an Applied Linguistics course in 2012. He is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Education. He used to write for Alto Nivel magazine. He has taught English in Mexico and in China. He was the head of the languages and the economics department in Escuela Bancaria y Comercial. He has worked as an ELT consultant for several publishing houses and he is now a freelance consultant for Creative Solutions. He is an authorized Cambridge examiner and an official ICELT tutor. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French, but he also speaks German, Japanese, Portuguese and Italian, and he is now learning Romanian.
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