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Friday, 20 July 2012

ELT-Pahang Professional Development Workshop

This programme is co-organised by the Academic Sector, Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Pahang and the US Embassy fo professional development of the English Language Teachers (ELT) in Kuantan. About 90 ELTs attend the 3 days workshop started from 18th to 20th July 2012. The workshop is held in Dewan Seri Lipis, Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan Negeri (BTPN), Beserah. 2 ELTs from each secondary school in Kuantan come for the workshop and they are the Ketua Panitia and a lower secondary teacher.

The speaker, Mrs Renee Lajcak, is an EL specialist, She is currently an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor at WESLI (Wisconsin ESL Institute) in the United States. The workshop is so attractive and beneficial as the speaker shares many interesting techniques in teaching grammar and writing both in theory and practical. Thanks a lot Mrs Renee!

Mrs Renee shares a writing technique in one of the workshops

Mrs Nor Rahishah (right) and Mrs Zarina (left) with the speaker,
Mrs Renee Lajcak.

Some input from the workshop to share with all the ELT.

a)  How to teach English?
  1. Model - model to the students what we are teaching (orally, literally & vision).
  2. Personal example - use students' names or local places to make them understand better.
  3. Isolate - be speciific in teaching by underlining or circling important words.
  4. Interactive questions - ask students some questions to make them speak.
  5. Clear and organize - don't talk too fast. Go step by step and make sure the students understand certain parts before proceed to the next section.
  6. KISS - Keep It Short & Simple. Avoid terminology when teaching grammar items (do not mention present tense/past tense/subject-verb agreement to the students).

b)  Apply these steps when modelling to students:
  1. Teacher does (alone)
  2. Teacher & students do (together)
  3. Students do (together)
  4. Student & students do (in pair/group/as a whole)
c)  Important in Grammar!
  1. WILL + VERB @ BE + GOING TO + VERB
  2. +ED vs. +ING (e.g. confused/confusing, surprised/surprising)
  3. MUST/HAVE TO (necessarily) & SHOULD
  4. COMPARATIVE FORM (MORE @ -ER)
  5. ACTIVE to PASSIVE FORM
d)  Verb tenses in academic writing [researched by Nigel A. Caplan]
  • 70% of verbs - present simple
  • 23% - simple past tense
  • 5% - present perfect
  • 2% - other tenses
e)  Useful *corpus websites:
*corpus : a collection of samples of language which are then used for analysis of words, meanings, grammar and usage.

"Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

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