On Saturday, 29th March 2008, EPAFI organized two new workshops

delivered by Mrs. Vasiliki Rizomioti*, English for Academic purposes instructor at the University of Patras.

This is how Ms Risomilioti described the sessions.

Session one: 10.00 -11.30 am, 2nd General Lyceum of Heraklion

Teaching vocabulary: principles, approaches and techniques.

In the first session I will present some basic notions of contemporary applied linguistics and language teaching that relate to the nature of vocabulary and its place in EFL. I will analyse the notions of lexical bundles or multi-word units including collocations and lexico-grammatical patterns, giving examples. Subsequently I will ask the audience to identify these items in texts and group them. Finally I will present a number of techniques and activities which will facilitate vocabulary teaching and learning.

Session 2: 12.00-1.00, 2nd General Lyceum of Heraklion

Hedging in English

In this presentation I will talk about ways of avoiding saying yes or no and the reasons for doing so. Being able to do so in a second language is not always easy and learners need not only to become aware of this function but also to acquire this skill.

FREE Admission: No fee for EPAFI members.