Philip Prowse’s interactive session explores how extensive reading can aid the development of critical thinking, with examples from Cambridge English Readers.
CILLL is an invented acronym for Content in Language Learner Literature. Original fiction dealing with controversial or sensitive contemporary issues can stimulate a genuine response to text, rather than using it as a pretext for language practice.
Philip Prowse began his ELT career as a British Council Officer for eleven years, working in Egypt, Portugal, Greece and Poland mainly in teacher education. On returning to the UK he was Director of Studies and then Principal of Bell College, Saffron Walden. Since 1993, he has been a full-time writer and freelance trainer, directing a wide range of teachers courses overseas and in Cambridge where he lives.
He has been a plenary speaker at key EFL conferences in many countries including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.