Topic-based Approaches in Action

Why use a topic-based approach? Content is motivating. Learning about the world, as well as learning a foreign language, provides students with a feeling of achievement that raises their self-esteem. In this workshop Mady Casco starts by describing the characteristics of a topic-based approach and invites participants to partake in a real live project. She then shares excerpts of real language classes in which learners use English as a means to discuss relevant figures such as John F. Kennedy, historic events and well-known TV series such asLostandThe Simpsons.

Length:90 minutes or 3 hours