ELC Professional Development Workshops 2022

Magda El-Awady

Magda presented to the ELC staff on

This session mainly focuses on clarifying the difference between rapport and discipline. It also helps teachers to create an effective classroom management plan and be able to understand the needs of their students in order to manage their behavior or prevent behavior problems.

 

Asmaa Yousry

Asmaa presented to the ELC staff on Brainstorming

During the session, the teachers gave an opinion about their beliefs about brainstorming, and the difficulties they face when they ask their students to generate ideas.  Then, different brainstorming techniques were presented, and the teachers discussed which techniques to use depending on the type of writing the students are doing.

 

Mahinour Ragheb

Mahinour presented to the ELC staff on speaking activities

The session deals with three main problems that ELC teachers face while conducting speaking activities; lack of motivation, lack of vocabulary, lack of ideas. In the session, I will suggest some solutions for these three problems. At the end of the session, teachers will be presented with some examples of effective speaking activities.

 

Marina Samir

Marina presented to the ELC staff on ESL writing approaches

Throughout the past years, an increasing interest in ESL studies was shown. Many handbooks and research were published, focusing generally on ESL education and specifically on sub-areas related to the field. One of these sub-areas that caught the attention of many scholars is ESL writing. Writing has always been a challenge for both teachers and students. That encouraged me to dig deeper into the topic and share my findings with the ELT community at the NileTESOL annual conference 2022 that took place in January. The presentation focused mainly on two approaches to writing, the product and the process approaches, highlighting the difference between them, their advantages and disadvantages, and their usefulness according to the teaching context. Around 70 people attended the session and they were interacting at every stage of the presentation. Interaction took place through Zoom chat box and other interactive online tools. The presentation ended with a final fruitful discussion about both approaches. The discussion was mainly concerned with the interaction patterns and inclusiveness of both approaches. The presentation and the discussions aroused many questions, most of which were related to the application of the two approaches in different contexts.

 

Sara Magdi

Sara presented to the ELC staff on

The workshop starts with a question “Do you think all of the students that you teach are the same? / How are they different?”. Teachers, then, get introduced to the three types of students. After that, teachers try to give a definition of each type of student along with examples. Then, the presenter elicits the challenges of teaching a mixed abilities class. Also, teachers are introduced to differentiated learning. Moreover, the teachers start the practical stage which is tailoring an activity to match the level of a lower ability student. After that, the teachers are introduced to “Adapting the process of teaching”. They’re asked to answer 3 questions while watching a video about freer activities. After that, the teachers are divided into groups to answer a question “How can we extend freer activities according to our students’ level?” Afterwards, the teachers are introduced to another practical stage which is “tailoring a lesson plan according to your students’ level”

ELC Professional Development Workshops 2017

 

Pharos University and AUC Testing and Assessment Workshop, 2017

PUA English Language Centre Professional Development Unit was pleased to cooperate with the American University in organizing a one-day workshop entitled “Testing & Assessment”.

This workshop was held on 8th April 2017, from 9 – 3, during which 3 workshops had been given. Two of the ELC teachers had set up the first workshop entitled “Alternative Assessment”. The second one was held by Dr. Ramy Shabara with the title ” Task Based Assessment”. The final workshop was run by Ms. Hanaa Soudan entitled “Integrating Critical Thinking in ELT”.

The training was attended by approximately 280 English teachers, supervisors and a large number of students from the Faculty of Education – Damanhur University.

By the end of the workshop, ELC’s Professional Development Unit carried out a survey to know the attendees feedback. The attendees filled the survey and showed their interest to attend more workshops organized by ELC’s Professional Development Unit.

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Teacher Training for teachers of English from governmental schools, 2017

ELC’s Professional Development Unit- Pharos University was pleased to set up one-day teacher development training especially designed for teachers of English teachers, governmental supervisors of English in Alexandria. The training focused on the new methodologies in Teaching English. The training was attended by 85 English teachers, coordinators, school supervisors and heads of departments from different schools in Alexandria.

At the beginning of the training, Mr. Nasef Maher gave a talk supporting Pharos University’s efforts to improve the English teachers’ professionalism in Alexandria.

The training included 4 workshops entitled: “Tenses 3D View”, “Helping Students Become Better Writers”, “Using Short Films and Documentaries to Boost the Students’ Speaking Skills” and “How to Plan your Career Pathway as a Teacher of English?”.

The trainees filled a survey suggesting topics for next training sessions. Most suggestions were related to methods of teaching speaking and writing, as well as how to answer exam questions.

It’s worth mentioning that this training session reflects PDU’s beliefs, as the Unit is looking forward to set more training sessions and workshops.

For more information, please contact us: 03 3877347 / 342

Or visit our website: https://www.pua.edu.eg/continuing-education/elc/professional-development/

For more photos click here

ELC Professional Development Workshops 2017

 

Pharos University and AUC Testing and Assessment Workshop, 2017

PUA English Language Centre Professional Development Unit was pleased to cooperate with the American University in organizing a one-day workshop entitled “Testing & Assessment”.

This workshop was held on 8th April 2017, from 9 – 3, during which 3 workshops had been given. Two of the ELC teachers had set up the first workshop entitled “Alternative Assessment”. The second one was held by Dr. Ramy Shabara with the title ” Task Based Assessment”. The final workshop was run by Ms. Hanaa Soudan entitled “Integrating Critical Thinking in ELT”.

The training was attended by approximately 280 English teachers, supervisors and a large number of students from the Faculty of Education – Damanhur University.

By the end of the workshop, ELC’s Professional Development Unit carried out a survey to know the attendees feedback. The attendees filled the survey and showed their interest to attend more workshops organized by ELC’s Professional Development Unit.

For more photos click here

 

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Teacher Training for teachers of English from governmental schools, 2017

ELC’s Professional Development Unit- Pharos University was pleased to set up one-day teacher development training especially designed for teachers of English teachers, governmental supervisors of English in Alexandria. The training focused on the new methodologies in Teaching English. The training was attended by 85 English teachers, coordinators, school supervisors and heads of departments from different schools in Alexandria.

At the beginning of the training, Mr. Nasef Maher gave a talk supporting Pharos University’s efforts to improve the English teachers’ professionalism in Alexandria.

The training included 4 workshops entitled: “Tenses 3D View”, “Helping Students Become Better Writers”, “Using Short Films and Documentaries to Boost the Students’ Speaking Skills” and “How to Plan your Career Pathway as a Teacher of English?”.

The trainees filled a survey suggesting topics for next training sessions. Most suggestions were related to methods of teaching speaking and writing, as well as how to answer exam questions.

It’s worth mentioning that this training session reflects PDU’s beliefs, as the Unit is looking forward to set more training sessions and workshops.

For more information, please contact us: 03 3877347 / 342

Or visit our website: https://www.pua.edu.eg/continuing-education/elc/professional-development/

For more photos click here