Continuous Professional Development with Joanna Watson

13 February 2014

This week, Liden & Denz  welcomed a guest speaker,  Joanna Watson from England to St. Petersburg, for a two day long teaching seminar. The seminar covered 6 different topics including working with young learners, teaching one on one, recognizing students needs, different learning styles and much more. The seminar was full, with over 25 teachers from Liden & Denz language centres  in attendance. Joanna is originally from England and since 1989, has worked as a Teacher, a Director of Studies, a Centre Manager, an Academic Manager, a Teacher Trainer (CELTA and DELTA OC), an IH Visitor and EAQUALS inspector. She now works as a freelance consultant and teacher trainer. Throughout the seminar, Joanna introduced the teachers of Russian, English and German to a variety of different techniques and strategies for teaching foreign languages to students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Something Joanna has much experience with from her years spent teaching in the Middle East. The Seminar was a part of Liden & Denz’ ongoing effort for continuous professional development. We are very thankful to Joanna for her time and sharing with us her wonderful expertise in the field of foreign language teaching and making the experience fun and educational. Steve Hendrickson is an American student, currently on an internship while at the same time studying Russian at Liden & Denz

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