Written By: Acram Mothana Haider* For Yemen observer
Article Date: Dec 7, 2012 - 9:11:43 PM
The British Council in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, BEDP, have conducted the Trainer Development Course Stage 2 for 285 trainers of English nationwide.
Stage 1 was held in Cairo one month ago, 26 master trainers of English were selected to attend the series of workshops.
Those selected delivered the English course to 285 English trainers in governorates who would be responsible for delivering the 24 T.K.T. Essentials workshops, Module 1 and some of Module 2 to more than 9,900 English teachers throughout Yemen .
Similarly, the Trainer Development Course (T.D.C) lasted for six days, beginning on 24 November and finishing on 29 November.
It started with an introductory workshop and went on to cover topics such as, needs analysis, familiarization, issues and challenges, making workshops effective and micro-training.
It was followed by demonstrations in one of the topics covered by the English T.K.T Essentials workshop, either in vocabulary or grammar.
Master trainers demonstrated to the trainees the significance of the communicative approach, working collaboratively, whether in pairs or groups, ensuring better engagement and more effective communicative practice.
The trainers were divided into four groups to perform micro-training sessions covering four units of T.K.T essentials. Each group delivered at least one workshop in, listening, writing, reading or linguistics and was given constructive feedback at the end.
The trainers received course documentation including the 24th T.K.T. Essentials which they will implement at the 3rd Stage of instructing English teachers nationwide.
It is expected to be conducted between 8 and 20 December. The program ended with a presentation, participants received certificates for their successful completion of the course.
Great efforts were taken for the program to be delivered successfully and effectively by the Minister of Education, Dr Abdulrazaq Alashwal, the Deputy Minister of Training and Qualifying Sector, Dr Abdullah lamlas, the Training and Qualifying Department Chairman, Dr Mohammed Alnajashi, the Deputy Minister of Curriculum, Examinations, and Inspecting Mr Ahmed Alhaimi.
Others involved in the project were also acknowledged for their contribution, including Mr Fetwi Yusief, the British Council Manager In Kuwait, the General Manager of The British Council in Sana’a Mr Nawaf Shamsan, English Projects Manager Raja Bazara’h, the coordinator of the M.O.E., B.C Mr Najeeb AlMaqrami and English Projects Assistant Huda Saleem.
Minister of Education, Dr Alashwal will decide on the appointment of inspectors and trainers, often working simultaneously.
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