“Learning how to speak proper English is important; speaking properly will not only change the way you talk, but more importantly, it will change the way people listen to you.” (McSorley,2014).
It all started with the realization that to improve the English of the students at my school we needed to upgrade the English of the teachers and develop an English speaking culture at the school. The poor level of spoken English became more apparent when students trained by the teachers for elocutions, recitations and debates made major blunders of pronunciation and English grammar in their presentations. Many common errors were also noted in the correction of the written work of the students where questions framed by the teachers were worded wrong and grammatical errors were overlooked by the teachers themselves. To improve the spoken and hence the written skills of our students I decided to work on the teachers’ English.
To make learning interesting, after conducting workshops for the English, Science and Social Studies teachers to teach them the main components of public speaking; pronunciation, enunciation, articulation and elocution a competition of public speaking amongst the same teachers was held. The objective was to train the teachers to teach better English by becoming better speakers of English themselves. By sharing how I motivated teachers at my school and the scaffolding I gave them on how to improve their English Grammar and Pronunciation , I hope to achieve the same with those who attend my workshop.
Venue Date & Time
SPELT House: 101 First Floor Plot No. C-28 Khe-Ittehad, April 29, 2017
Lane 12 Phase II Ext. D.H.A, Karachi 3:00 to 5:00pm
Dr. Maliha Ahmed has done her MEd in School Leadership from ACU) Australian catholic University. She has been associated with the Happy Home School for the last 22 years, where she is currently working as the Deputy Principal. Her job involves overseeing the administrative and instructional aspects of all four campuses of the school. She has presented at Spelt Conferences consecutively since 2013 and been a panelist in Symposiums. She has written articles for Ilmo Amal TRC Magazine and SPELT Magazine. She is currently involved in the In House Capacity Building Programme at her school.
Saturday, April 29 2017