Teaching Elementary Hebrew: What Can We Learn from the Research? – A MOFET International Webinar

January 26, 2015

Source: MOFET International


How do we know what procedures are the most effective when we come to teach Hebrew to beginners? The major source of such knowledge is perhaps our own experience and reflection, enriched by what we have learned from other teachers and from our students. Another very useful source, but one that is not so easily accessible to the busy practitioner, is the research literature. MOFET International invites you to a webinar on Monday, January 26, 2015, 22:00 – 23:30 Israel Standard Time, in which Prof. Penny Ur shall present and discuss a few interesting – and sometimes surprising – research studies that can contribute to our knowledge about how to transmit the new language more effectively to learners.


Penny Ur was educated at the universities of Oxford (MA), Cambridge (PGCE) and Reading (MATEFL). She emigrated to Israel in 1967, where she still lives today. Penny Ur has thirty years' experience as an English teacher in primary and secondary schools in Israel.


Now retired, she has taught courses at BA and MA level at Oranim Academic College of Education and Haifa University, and has lectured extensively in language teachers’ conferences worldwide. She is interested in all aspects of language-teaching methodology, but in particular issues of vocabulary and grammar in language teaching, and language-learning activity design. She has published a number of articles, and was for ten years the editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series.


Her books include Five Minute Activities (co‑authored with Andrew Wright) (1992), Grammar Practice Activities (2nd Edition) (2009), Vocabulary Activities (2012), A Course in English Language Teaching (2012), and Discussions and More (forthcoming) all published by Cambridge University Press.


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For more information and registration go to the webinar web page.

Updated: Dec. 21, 2014