Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 28th P.A.R.K. Conference

Is teaching heterogeneous classes a problem or a challenge?


Jana Čadová

KEY WORDSmixed ability class, learners autonomy, materials and techniques diversity

AGE GROUPSyoung learners, teens



In this session we are going to look at useful techniques that promote language learning and its long-term retention, ideas how grammar explanation and practice can be made meaningful and practical through engaging context and multiple media channels and finally share views, experience and tips on extending learners´ autonomy.

Jana graduated from the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague and the Faculty of Education of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. She exploits her basic school teaching experience as a mentor and tutor. Since 2001 she has been a member of AMATE – the Association of Methodologists of the Czech Republic. Since 2013 she has been giving methodological seminars of Didactic Study of a Foreign Language (English) at NIDV/NPI, VISK, CTU and UCT.