The 2nd pedagogy workshop was held with a topic “Thematic-Unit Design and Elicitation Techniques”

20 Feb 2017


The second language pedagogy workshop was conducted by professor Hong Gang Jin, Dean of FAH on 16th February. Built upon the last workshop on the formulaic sequence which clarified the linguistic foci of language teaching, the second pedagogy workshop focused on thematic-unit design and elicitation techniques in order to emphasize how to teach language in the classroom. She first introduced a thematic-unit approach to forms and functions which utilizes the theme and the topic to achieve dual goals, namely the communicative goal and the pedagogical goal. Then she further explained how to effectively use different types of questions to elicit communication.