Episode 2

October 01, 2021


Owlcast 2 - with Venie Gaki

Owlcast 2 - with Venie Gaki
ACS Athens Owlcast
Owlcast 2 - with Venie Gaki

Oct 01 2021 | 00:23:33


Show Notes

Venie Gaki, is an English as a Second/Foreign Language teacher at ACS Athens, who joined the school 15 years ago. We are discussing:

  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • How to achieve English language immersion in less than 3 years
  • The zoning out and the cultural shock that foreign language students go through
  • Translanguaging as a method to connect with the student
  • Content-based approach to English language acquisition
  • What's the difference between communicative and academic English
  • Helping students through the stress, frustration and depression of learning a new language
  • The idea of feeling at home while learning and using English at school

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