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Friday, March 10 • 10:15 - 11:00
Practical literacy: laying foundations for learner success

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Basic literacy skills are fundamental for success in language learning; secure foundations are required if learners are to develop higher-level reading and writing skills. In this session for teachers, the presenters will identify strategies and techniques for developing basic literacy, and explore the challenges faced by learners in this region.


Emma Pathare

Emma (M.Ed. ELT) is a teacher, examiner trainer and writer. Her works include OUP’s Headway Academic Skills and Navigate, CUP’s Unlock Basic Literacy and materials for Macmillan’s Skillful series.
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Gary Pathare

HCT Dubai Men's College
Gary Pathare (M.Ed. TESOL): teacher (currently DMC Foundations); materials and exam writer including OUPs Milestones (two levels), New Headway Academic Skills, Headway Plus writing micro-skills, BC Aptis test; teacher trainer.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:15 - 11:00
Salon 3