Guest Lecture: PABO Avans Breda

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Last week, I was invited to give a guest lecture / workshop to Primary School (PABO) trainee teachers at Avans in Breda. These young teachers had chosen the minor Teaching English Abroad and I was asked to run a session on Using English Children´s Literature in the Early English Foreign Classroom.

There were 12 students present – some were international students coming to teach English at local Dutch (Breda) schools and 5 were heading abroad to Ghana, Spain, Slovenia and Bonair.

I really enjoyed working with these students, they contributed tremendously and so I think we all had a great time. At the end of the lecture the students going abroad, received a bag with 10 new, fabulous English children´s books for their host school and also new teaching material. The children´s books were donated by the American Book Centre and Mandy Hattink from Oxford University Press (NL) donated a large number of their course books and teaching resources to help students during their teaching placements.



NL Reading-out-Loud Days

And this year again  I joined in and together with the Dutch Primary School Teachers we gave English-Dutch Performances.  We read for the little ones in Grp 1& 2 and for children in Grp 4.

First time that I read The Day the Crayons Quitto a class – brought in loads of props and  what fun it was. Of course, there were the shrieks of laughter when we got to the last crayon.

You can watch some snippets of the ´show´ here or on our fb page: