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ILOA holds workshop on English language teaching
April 9, 2017, 3:41 pm

The Indian Learners Own Academy (ILOA) in coordination with the Oxford University Press conducted a one-day workshop on English Language Teaching on 25 March at the school premises. Around 72 teachers from 13 schools in Kuwait participated in the workshop that covered the key aspects of teaching, listening and speaking skills, and dealt with the basic issues in testing and evaluation.

The workshop began in a traditional way with a prayer from the Quran. The patriotic spirit filled the air as the National Anthems of Kuwait and India were played. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp and the welcome address by the ILOA Principal Asha Sharma.

Mrs. Sharma welcomed the resource person for the day Mr. Rajeevan, who is an accomplished and highly experienced teacher trainer with over thirty years experience in teaching English. A major part of his life was spent at CIEFL, Hyderabad. He has published several books for Oxford University Press and has co-authored the premium multi-skilled ELT book ‘New Broadway’. Mrs. Sharma put forth a question that though students study English language for a long time during school,  they find it difficult  to express  themselves effectively in the language.

Mr. Rajeevan started the session by stressing on the importance of teaching writing skills and grammar to learners through various interactive sessions. He mentioned that the old theory of jug and mug has been replaced with  peer learning methods. According to him, in the present scenario where there are digital literate children, the teacher has to play the role of a facilitator and throw importance on digital technology. The workshop concluded with the feedback from the teachers and the distribution of certificates. 

The teachers showed full appreciation for the workshop as they found it very useful and felt that they could implement what they had learnt in their teaching strategy. They thanked Mrs. Sharma for organizing this workshop and offering a platform to enrich their language knowledge.


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