Storytelling – Moving forward in narrative

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Story telling is universal: we all want to be able to tell our stories and listen to the stories others want to tell us.

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Story telling is universal: we all want to be able to tell our stories and listen to the stories others want to tell us.

Speaking and listening are also a key part of becoming part of a host community and can be developed effectively through storytelling.

This session will be very practical, exploring some options for storytelling and the language involved. The hope is that you will go away with ideas you can take straight into the classroom, with an understanding of why they are effective.

  • Rachel Thake

    Rachel put her toes in the EFL/ESOL waters, teaching as a CMS volunteer for two years in Kenya. She returned with two life-changing discoveries: firstly that teaching is her vocation and secondly with a soon-to-be-husband as a permanent “souvenir”. Since then she has taught in a wide range of contexts – from toddlers to 80+, from Derby to Chiang Mai, from Nepal to China.

    She currently works at Reading University, teaching minority- ethnic, Chinese teachers of English as well as CELTA courses in Reading. She volunteers once a week in her church-run English class and is currently part of the team writing materials for 2:19.

    Her life in ESOL can be summed up in the words of Fredierick Buechner: “Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.”