Monday, June 5, 2017

ELT Workshop on Capacity Building Workshop for Teacher Trainers

ELT Workshop
Capacity Building Workshop for Teacher Trainers 
Centre for English Language Education (CELE) 
Ambedkar University Delhi 

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) proposes to offer several teaching and research programmes in English Language Teaching (ELT). One such being planned is an outreach programme that aims to enhance the English language proficiency of Delhi government school students (Classes IX, X and XI).

As part of the outreach programme, it plans to prepare teachers through a 3-month certificate course in ELT, expected to be launched in August 2017. In order to do this, it plans to orient experienced teachers through an intensive workshop to enable them to teach on the 3-month certificate course. These teacher trainers will form part of the ‘Extended Faculty’ of AUD and will receive remuneration as per AUD norms for teaching on the Certificate course.

Applications are invited from experienced English teachers for the 7-day Capacity Building Workshop for Teacher Trainers. Details are as follows:

Venue: Ambedkar University Delhi
Dates: 28 June-5 July 2017 (holiday on Sunday 2 July), 9 am to 5 pm

The Workshop Director is Professor Rama Mathew. Malcolm Griffiths of The Open University, U.K. will be the lead Facilitator assisted by other ELT experts from India.

Educational qualifications: Master’s degree in Education/English Literature/English Linguistics/English Language Teaching English language proficiency: At least B2 level proficiency in all four language skills (as per the Common European Framework of Reference)
Teaching experience: At least 5 years of teaching English to young adults (secondary/higher secondary/under-graduate level) Teacher training experience: Desirable

Duration and credits The 7-day intensive workshop requires participants to work for 8 hours a day (56 hours face-toface engagement) and to do required reading/writing outside the programme to acquire necessary competence and confidence to become a teacher trainer.

Credits: 2 (equivalent to 10 points in UGC’s API score)

Fee: Rupees 10,000 for the entire workshop which includes workshop materials and working lunch/snacks While this is not being assessed through any test, participants are encouraged to ensure through self-assessment that it is roughly at B2 level. Participants will receive a Certificate based on their participation and performance in the sessions.

Attendance in each session is mandatory and a commitment to this would be a prerequisite for enrolling on the course.
Outstation participants will be helped to find accommodation in reasonably priced Guest Houses near the venue on payment.
Last date for applying: 16 June 2017

Download application form here 
Send the filled-in application form to by 16 June 2017 Workshop details

This week long, 56 hours credit-based capacity building programme will cover three modules: an introductory module on language learning theories and teacher education; a module on materials development, language pedagogy and assessment; and a module that will deal with issues around Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

 It will provide hands-on experience of how teachers can be trained in learner-centred ESL pedagogy who will in turn teach ESL learners using a blended learning model. An important dimension will be to help participants to experience learner-centred pedagogies appropriate to the trainer-training context and to in turn enable them to adapt those pedagogies to the training context.

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