ANDY CUBALIT (GEN TEFL)

EMOTIWRITING: AN ENGAGING APPROACH FOR DIGITAL NATIVE : LOCALISATION AND GLOBALISATION IN ELT

In our daily activities, we most likely listen, speak, and read than write. We often neglect writing than the other skills especially in this age of technology where most digital natives prefer sending voice messages rather than texts (SMS) or messages. In a random interview with students and lecturers, it was concluded that there is also lack of support to develop students’ writing skills, yet, students are required to write. Most English course final exams include writing short essays. Standardized exams like IELTS also include writing. Thus, writing needs an equal focus in the classroom to be taught alongside with grammar, listening, reading, writing and vocabulary. Writing can be difficult, boring and frustrating. Conversely, in this workshop, the speaker will tackle Emotiwrite through Write About as an alternative approach on engaging digital natives to write enjoyably, creatively, and productively.

Andy Noces Cubalit (EdD) is a lecturer at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. His research interest includes English language teaching, assessment, and development. He has presented his research papers in various conferences in Asia, Europe, the UK, and the USA. He is the founding president of GEN TEFL.