10-Hour Workshop SPELT ‘May Special’ : "Facilitating Oral Production and Reading" Concluded on Wednesday, May 24 2017

Speaking and Reading are aligned skills and they often present major obstacles that learners must overcome in the EFL classroom setting. The particular issue at hand is often that many non-native speakers of English do not have the appropriate phonemic awareness to decipher the graphemes on the page. In English, the mapping of sounds onto symbols is often not a one-to-one  correspondence.

Learners acquiring English as a foreign language possessing L1s with differing phonological inventories may be impeded due to a lack of reading proficiency in the L2 which cannot be addressed using standard reading techniques used in the EFL classroom. Such a situation may be exacerbated if the learner has L1 reading problems too.

Using a Structured Language Basics approach, participants will be provided a 5-step plan to diagnose L2 readers with phonemic encoding challenges and implement steps to help teachers assist students  as well the parents of students with L2 speaking and reading difficulties.


During this 3-day workshop, the presenter will


  • review the typical problems that L2 readers have with text-based assignments,
  • provide diagnostic materials to assess potential problems,
  • demonstrate 5 steps using a structured language basics program to tutor readers
  • provide a number of graded lesson plans to help learners of all levels improve their L2 reading and speaking proficiency in a highly structured and effective manner.


Workshop Fee : 

For Members:  Rs. 6,500/

For Non Members:  Rs. 7,000/

 Dates: May 24, 25, and 26, 2017

Time: 2:30 - 5:50pm All 3 days

Target Audience

  • ELT professionals at all levels
  • Special Ed and remedial reading trainers
  • Higher education faculty of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Individuals studying ELT and Linguistics
  • National and International testing faculty
  • IELTS, SAT, GMAT GRE trainers and tutors
  • Communication Skills trainers
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about pronunciation in English

Learning Materials, Certificate, and Refreshments will be provided.

Limited seats on first come, first serve basis

Become a member on the spot and avail

 member rates Institutional members - send 4 teachers at member rates



Dr. Robert B. Griffin completed his Ph.D. in Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has taught English in Europe, South America and the U.S. His teaching and research interests include second language phonology, psycholinguistics and interlanguage pragmatic a. He has presented at conferences in the United States and abroad and has published in both national and international peer-refereed journals. He has served as the President for Oklahoma TESOL (OKTESOL), is a member of the Fulbright National Screening Committee for English Teaching Assistants to Europe and has recently been asked to serve on the TESOL International Association's ‘Standards Professional Council’. He chairs the TESOL Forum on Cuban Affairs. He is actively engaged in reviewing manuscripts for Language Learning and SYSTEM. He is currently the Professor of TESOL Program at Oklahoma city University, USA

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 24 2017

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