Special Needs: Inclusion
Many countries are now following mainstreaming and inclusions protocols, however, EFL teachers are not trained to work with learners who have developmental issues. This workshop includes examining how to work with learners who have special needs in a compassionate, focused way, that will help support the language and life skills needs.
Sara Davila has been teaching and training teachers for over ten years. She first started teaching as a volunteer with Americorps, working to develop arts programming in Chicago. She left to begin teaching EFL in Korea and has been busy since. She holds a Masters degree in Education with a focus on instructional strategies and assessment. In Korea, Sara has done extensive research on performance assessment and task-based learning which is incorporated into training and presentations. As a teacher, she has worked with students from primary years through University. Sara has worked with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) to train over 3,000 teachers coming to work and live in South Korea.