Madrid Young Learners English teacher in class presenting course book activity

British Council

Thursday 26 February 2015 -
18:45 to 20:00
British Council Madrid Young Learners, Madrid

A good language learner is independent, willing to take risks and able to reflect on their learning. How can we foster these characteristics in our young learners? In this talk, we will look at how to raise awareness of learning strategies in Primary learners, from age 4 upwards, by encouraging them to think about their learning and take more responsibility for their own progress.

With Louise Desmier and Emma Berrocal Meeting Room 1 - Palacete 26 February 2015 - 1845-2000

Louise Desmier is a Senior Teacher at the British Council, Madrid Young Learners, responsible for the Primary department and off-site schools. She has a wealth of experience in materials development and teacher training and has been involved in a variety of roles, including academic coordination and management. She has the Trinity TYLEC, the Cambridge Delta and has also been a speaking examiner for the Cambridge Young Learner exams.

Emma Berrocal is a teacher and academic coordinator at the British Council, Madrid Young Learners, and also a tutor for the TYLEC. She has ten years of experience in teaching English to young learners – in Japan, the UK and in Spain. Her current position involves teaching young learners from age 4, materials development and delivering teacher training sessions. Emma holds the Trinity Dip. TESOL and TYLEC. Her particular interests include learner training and motivating learners.

The session will take place at the British Council, Paseo General Martinez Campos 31, Madrid Please confirm your attendance by e-mailing