Soft Skills Matter: Discussion Strategies for the Workplace

2:00 - 3:15pm MST

Room: Maryvale A

Presented at: COABE 2018

This interactive session will explore coupling workplace dilemmas with polite discussion strategies in instruction. It will demonstrate how to scaffold polite discussions in the classroom and then link those to the workplace using scenes that will challenge students to negotiate and resolve difficult situations amongst themselves. Content is appropriate for intermediate to advanced students preparing to enter the job market, and ESL learners will be considered in both the scaffolding presentation and reflection.