As most of you know, Scott Thornbury was born in New Zealand. After studying in London, he moved to Egypt where he taught English for 10 years. Now, he lives in Spain and has been living in Barcelona for almost 30 years.
Why am I mentioning this? Almost four months ago, Scott started writing a new blog – The (de-) fossilization diaries – where he’s recording the vicissitudes of a new journey on which he embarked – the ‘de-fossilization’ of his Spanish.
To fossilize means to become rigid, fixed, so is it possible to “de-fossilize” something? Can fossilized errors be overcome?
A couple of years ago, Scott Thornbury wrote an article to answer a question from a teacher: How can students overcome fossilized errors?
You can read it here
At the IATEFL Webinar on November 30, he will be sharing his experience on this challenge of ‘de-fossilizing’ his second language (Spanish)
‘Fossilization: Is it terminal?’
When: November 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm GMT – You can check your local time here
Where: Click here
You do not need to register in advance to join this webinar, just click on the link above and then:
- Ensure “Enter as Guest” is selected
- Enter your name and country
- Click “Enter room”
To take better profit of this opportunity, you can read Fossilization: is it terminal, doctor?.
See you online!!