Oxford University Press
Teenagers are notorious for lacking engagement with many of the texts we provide them. We can learn about the most amazing things in reading but often only receive a sigh from our students when asked what they thought of the reading. One way to counter this disengagement is to provide our learners with texts relating to their culture and traditions. In this session, we are presented with three English language texts about Turkish life and discuss how this can encourage more engagement, empathy, and empowerment.
Nick Manthei works as a full-time teacher trainer for Oxford University Press and is based in İzmir. His sessions tend to be hands-on and practical for the Turkish classroom context. This is Nick’s 8th time presenting at the annual İzmir Özel Türk Koleji ELT conference and it has been a true honor.