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Workshop: “The what, why, and how of unscripted output activities”

Dear Teachers, Dear Students


We kindly invite you to participate in a workshop on “The what, why, and how of unscripted output activities” which will take place at WCIES on 13th of May, 15.00-17.00.


This workshop explores classroom activities that emphasize formulating output in real time as opposed to relying on scripts. Following an overview of the benefits of such activities, we will demonstrate several practical examples as a group, reflecting on the advantages of each. While we will perform our activities at a level suitable for advanced adult learners, they have been selected for their scalability to other age and proficiency levels.


The workshop will be hosted by Jesse Lee Davey.


Jesse Lee Davey is a lecturer at University of Tartu, Narva College, and English Language Fellow funded by the United States Department of State. He holds a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Eastern Washington University and a bachelor’s in English Writing from Whitworth University. Primarily a university lecturer, he has nevertheless taught all levels from elementary school to graduate and beyond, including middle school math and science. He has served as Chief Editor, Managing Editor, and Fiction Editor of literary and scholarly publications in the United States and Japan. His research publications have covered the topics of student affect, spaced repetition algorithms in language study, and the political dimensions and philosophical interpretations of the global spread of English. His hobbies include language study, computer programming, and songwriting.


Jesse believes that maximal student engagement and unscripted target language output in class are critical to acquisition and that the teacher’s foremost role in the classroom is to observe students’ output in order to identify and direct them toward suitable learning targets. His focus as a conference presenter is on methods of putting these theories, which align with scholarly consensus in the field of TESOL, into practice in the classroom.


Registration (untill 12.05)


Students and YLRC users:

(please provide us with your name, contact details and the name of your workplace/university)

Published: 2016-05-09