SKA Winter Webinar with Lýdia Machová: Letting our students do the learning…because they love it!


When: 3-4pm (CET), Saturday, 30 January, 2016
Where: online, hosted by Webinars Guru (link provided after registration)
Who for: those teaching teens and adults, as well as teachers looking for ideas to improve their own language skills.
Fee: none
Recording: available to registered participants and SKA members only

Host: Lynda Steyne

Letting our students do the learning…because they love it!

Lydia will share her experience as lydiaa language mentor in which this last year she taught 100 students at a Slovak university and managed to get them to work on their English for half an hour every working day for two months. There was no pressure, just the right motivation. Her students did activities in English which they truly enjoyed, especially listening and expanding vocabulary, but also reading, speaking, writing and learning grammar.

Some student feedback:

Thank for making us realize that learning English can turn into a pleasant freetime activity 🙂

It was a great experience and it has already born fruit. I’m going to use the strategy for learning Italian too.

Thank you so much for your lessons, they really helped me improve my English!

And yet, Lydia spent only about five minutes a week to make that happen.  Join the webinar on Saturday 30th January at 3 p.m. (CET) to find out how she did it.

What you will learn:

  • how to motivate your students to do something about their English outside your lessons – for free and without being forced to do so
  • three specific resources which you can share with your students and which they may start using that very minute
  • how to invest less time and energy into your lessons and achieve more in the end

The webinar is free of charge and open to both members and non-members of SKA. Pre-registration is required and the recording will be made available to those who have registered and SKA members only. We are unable to offer a certificate of attendance at the present time.

_MG_1850Lýdia Machová is an interpreter (Slovak, English, German, and Polish) and foreign language mentor who has taught in a variety of settings. More than anything else, however, she’s a passionate language learner (currently working on her 8th) and active in the polyglot community. Her focus is the LEARNING process, rather than the teaching process, as she seeks to apply her experience as a LEARNER to her teaching and mentoring of others who want to learn a foreign language.