The 4th AzETA International Conference
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November 12th, 2007 – by: mickeyd302
I presented both days of the conference. On Saturday, my topic was using DVDs and film to further develop communicative and reading skills in ESL students. I actually had a lot of fun, but most of the locals had that look on their face like they could not understand the words coming out of my mouth. On Sunday, my topic was using recorded music to develope communicative and composition skills in ESL students. I had a lot of fun with that one as I got to play some great music by Sun Kil Moon, Joel R.L. Phelps and the Downer Trio and Rocky Votolato. Unfortunately, i am still trying to devise a way to use music from the bands like Napalm Death in my classes. (FYI, for those unfamiliar with Napalm Death, they sound like they have a very angry Cookie Monster singing lead for them and in all honesty I would never use them in my class, but I do like their music.) I was smart enough to bring my camera with me so I had an excuse to not sit through most of the workshops.
Overall, not a bad weekend, but it has made for an extremely long work week.
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