Twilight Oral Language Workshop



This workshop aims to support teachers to include more quality ‘learning talk’ in classrooms and to embed purposeful oral language opportunities across the curriculum. It presents research-based ideas, activities and support material to translate theory into classroom practice.



The workshop will cover The Oral Language Book – Embedding talk across the curriculum: 

  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Planning for talk: establishing routines and expectations for student talk
  • Vocabulary learning research and ideas
  • Practical ideas that promote student talk, including drama, and speaking and listening activities.


Louise Dempsey and Sheena Cameron
Louise Dempsey works as a literacy consultant and also leads a professional learning project on the Mt Roskill Campus. She facilitates literacy training and professional learning around New Zealand and Australia and has completed a range of writing project for NZ and English publishers including the Department of Education in the United Kingdom.

Sheena Cameron Sheena is an experienced teacher who has taught in New Zealand, England and the United States. She has taught at primary, intermediate and tertiary levels. Sheena currently facilitates literacy workshops both in New Zealand and internationally and is the author of a number of books including Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies (2009 and The Writing Book (with Louise Dempsey), (2013).

Course Details

Location: Hamilton
Date(s): Wed, 14th Sep 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $57.5 inc. GST

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