For educators, this offers excellent opportunities to build strong language skills while at the same time challenging their teenage students to think beyond language, with an emphasis on critical thinking, values and self-esteem – ensuring academic and lifelong success.
BIODATA: Herbert PUCHTA holds a Ph.D. in ELT Pedagogy, was Professor of English at the Teacher Training University in Graz, Austria and is a well-known plenary speaker at numerous international conferences. He was also President of IATEFL, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. For more than three decades, Herbert has done research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology and brain research to the teaching of English as a foreign language. Herbert has co-authored numerous course books as well as articles and resource books. His latest resource books are Teaching Young Learners to Think and Activities for Very Young Learners. His course books include Super Safari (for pre-primary), Quick Minds and Super Minds for primary students, Think for teens, and Empower for adults and young adults.