Ten Access Instructors Attended "Innovation in English Language Teaching" Teacher Training
April, 16 2015
One of the major goals of Access Program is to foster and maintain the spirit of continuous education and improvement for Access instructors and students. For this reason, in March-April, a team of highly qualified Access trainers organized a thematic-oriented teacher training "Innovation in English Language Teaching" for 10 novice Access teachers and teacher assistants from 5 regions of the country, such as Ribnita, Grigoripol, Causeni, Hincesti, and Edinet, which provided sharing of experience and inspired each participant to improve their educational style, based on best Access practices and successful case studies.
Daria Prozorovschi, Access teacher, Hincesti:
"Now I do realize that the major difference between the regular type of teaching and the blended one we usually use in the Access Program is that the students develop their metacognitive awareness, and that the teachers are only the instructors. From now on, I will try to implement this training method by using modern technologies, such as computers and projectors, so that my Access students can efficiently work on various projects (e.g., Writing Letters to Santa) and homework assignments (e.g., Making presentations and short movies)".
Margarita Bicec, Access teacher assistant, Hincesti:
"This training expanded my skills of teaching the English Language as an Access instructor by using new technology and innovative approaches. At the end of this marvelous course, I started using acquired methodologies and sharing my experience with other colleagues from Access".
Emma Matreniuc, Access teacher from Edinet:
"While participating in the Access training, I learned that the rubric is a useful tool to grade, score and evaluate my Access students' achievements. Through this, the teacher assesses any type of students' work. Rubric saves time, makes evaluation more objective, provides transparency for students. It will help me to follow the progress and development of Access students' abilities. Using rubrics in both traditional and with online instruments makes the process productive and easy".
"Thanks to this teacher training I discovered how useful blogs could be in EFL and Access teaching, since it provides: reading, learning from comments, spelling tips, building social relations with the readers and other bloggers in different communities around the world, etc. For the Access Program the blog I created will serve as an instructional resource, where we will be able to discuss different topics, events and programs. It will be an effective way to integrate the teacher and the students into learning process through a collaborative feedback.".
Mihai Soltan , Acces teacher assistant, Ribnita:
"Now I see the task as an activity done with a certain aim, and I do consider that Task-based Learning is more effective for Access than regular learning, because being focused on the task, students learn much better. They become more proficient in what they learn while performing a task, especially when the task is connected to students' real-life language needs".
thus increasing the quality-based Access students' instruction.
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