Event Date: 14th May 2022


It is always a problem getting students to talk informally in English: however interesting the topic we suggest, they often prefer to keep silent, or to express themselves their mother tongue.

This talk suggests a few guidelines that will go some way towards solving these problems, illustrated by some practical activities intended for students at various levels of proficiency.

About the Speaker:

Penny Ur was educated at Oxford, Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MA TEFL) universities. She has thirty years’ experience as an English teacher in elementary, middle and high schools in Israel.

Now retired, she has taught BA and MA courses at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University. She is primarily interested in practical aspects of effective English language teaching, and has presented papers on related topics at TESOL, IATEFL and other English teachers’ conferences worldwide.

Her books are published by Cambridge University Press, and include Grammar Practice Activities (2nd Edition) (2009), Vocabulary Activities (2012), A course in English Language Teaching (2012), Discussions and more (2014), Penny Ur’s 100 Teaching Tips (2016).