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Steps Towards Language Learner Autonomy in a 6-12 Classroom
Steps Towards Language Learner Autonomy in a 6-12 Classroom

Wed, Mar 13

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LIVE ZOOM EVENT: Community Conversation

Steps Towards Language Learner Autonomy in a 6-12 Classroom

WITH JANA WINNEFELD Jana will share the steps she has taken towards learner autonomy with children aged 6-10. She will share experiences and tools, challenges and successes, and her learnings along the way. Full event details below.

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Mar 13, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+1

LIVE ZOOM EVENT: Community Conversation

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About the event

In a functioning Montessori environment, you can see children’s autonomy developing in many subject areas. And what about the foreign language? Wouldn‘t children also benefit just as much from Montessori, e.g. making their own choices, when it comes to the foreign language? And how can it be possible with beginner learners who have little to no foreign language skills?

In her talk, Jana will share the steps she has taken towards learner autonomy with children aged 6-10. She will share experiences and tools, challenges and successes, and her learnings along the way. Learn with her how to create an autonomous learning environment where children take more and more charge of their L2 learning and become increasingly motivated, competent, and empowered.

About Jana Winnefeld

Jana Winnefeld is currently working at the Montessori Campus Dietzenbach close to Frankfurt (Germany) and teaches English as a foreign language in Montessori classrooms for children aged 6-10. She trained as an AMI 6-12 Montessori guide. In the past, Jana worked at the University of Hildesheim and conducted research on Task-based Language Teaching in a Montessori environment. Together with two colleagues, she developed a module for foreign language learning for the Deutsche Montessori Gesellschaft (German Montessori Society) as part of their Montessori diploma course. Jana’s passion lies in combining Montessori, learner autonomy, and what we know about L2 acquisition, taking that into the Montessori classroom, and sharing about it in teacher training. Jana loves elephants, Yoga, and English children’s books.

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