One-Week National Workshop on

Teaching Language Skills

December 1-7, 2020

Highlight of Workshop: 7 Days, 9 Resource Persons, 15 Sessions & 35 Hours

The Department of Languages organized One Week National Workshop on Teaching Language Skills for Postgraduate Program of Master of Arts in ELT to be held from 1st – 7th December’20 at Institute of Sciences, Humanities & Liberal Studies, Indus University.’

Inauguration of One-Week National Workshop on Teaching Language Skills

The Department of Languages inaugurated One Week National Workshop on Teaching Language Skills for Postgraduate Program of Master of Arts in ELT to be held from 1st – 7th December’20 at Institute of Sciences, Humanities & Liberal Studies, Indus University.

The esteemed guests at the inaugural were Dr. Atanu Bhattacharya, Professor & Dean from Central University of Gujarat and Dr. Jagdish Joshi, Professor and Director from UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, who inspired our students with their sessions, which became milestones for the young ELT professionals to place themselves aptly on a continuum of ELT. The inaugural also witnessed the presence of Dr. Sandeep Chakravorty, Dean Academics IU & Dr. R.K.Balyan, Director IISHLS who graced the occasion and motivated the batch for their whole-hearted participation.  Dr. Mamta Pillai, Head, Dept. of Languages briefed about the weeklong workshop where ELT practitioners from reputed institutes have been invited as experts to interact with the students on various skills of Language Teaching.

The second half of day witnessed an invited talk by Dr. Nitin Pillai from GLS University.  Known for his innovative ways of teaching, Dr. Pillai interacted with the students on different types of learners, their language needs and motivation levels.  His insights helped the future ELT practitioners to get the first hand experience into what teaching is in order to better understand what is to be done in the classroom.  The inauguration was well coordinated by Ms. Aashna Shah & Ms. Pranjal Bhatt, faculty members from Department of Languages. 

Dr. Satish Nainala from Gitam University Hyderabad conducted the workshop on Teaching Speaking Skills.  Dr. Nainala elaborated on features of Spoken Discourse and how an ELT practitioner must select task-based topics with different types and levels of learners.

Dr. Diksha Dhar from KL University Hyderabad taught Teaching Listening Skills.  Dr. Dhar highlighted various key concepts of Listening through 4 types of listening tasks. Her sessions involved lot of listening input in form of TED Talks and Stand-Up comedy shows. 

Dr. Kishore Kumar, very senior professor from English & Foreign Languages University Hyderabad trained our students on Teaching Writing Skills. His training into different types of writing, types of essays, focus of the essay, essential characteristics of a good paragraph through variety of examples has indeed been remarkable and beneficial to our students. 

Dr. Vijaya from EFLU Lucknow interacted with students on Teaching Grammar Skills.  Her sessions built a foundation for young ELT aspirants on historical perspectives of Grammar Teaching in the history of ELT.

Dr. Kranthi Priya from Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad conducted the workshop on Teaching Reading Skills. Dr. Kranthi assisted in building students’ understanding about how to teach reading skills to the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of students.

Dr. Swamy Bairi from Gitam University, Hyderabad trained our students on Teaching Vocabulary Skills.  Dr. Swamy trained students on how to create vocabulary tasks for students of English Language at different levels by giving variety of examples.

The Valedictory of One-Week National Workshop was graced by Ms. Radhika Bhandari from Indus University, Ms. Bhandari encouraged the batch of PG-MA ELT students to take utmost advantage out of such skill based workshops organized by the department.  The review of the week-long workshop was highlighted by Dr. Balyan, Director IISHLS and Dr. Sandeep Chakravorty, Dean Academics IU gave concluding remarks and congratulated Dr. Mamta Pillai, Head, Dept. of Languages for her sincere efforts behind the success of this endeavor.  The student feedback for each workshop session had been overwhelmingly positive. 

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