A two-week “Madaris Teachers’ English Training” workshop jointly by the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and the US embassy, Islamabad, kicked off here on Monday.
Renowned international teaching trainer Don Johnson from the US and Dean Faculty of Language and Literature, IIUI, Dr Munawar Iqbal Gondal are the resource persons while Student Affairs Adviser Dr Safeer Awan is coordinating the workshop, said a press release.
Around 40 seminary teachers from Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Peshawar, Mohmand Agency, Malakand, Islamabad and other areas of the country are participating in the workshop.
The workshop includes communication language teaching, teaching pronunciation, vocabulary, lesson planning, teaching writing skills, teaching grammar and reading skills and interactive sessions to improve English language proficiency and pedagogy.
Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal said that the workshop will help the participants to acquaint themselves with the latest teaching methodology. “The English language is the only tool through which we can disseminate our message globally and we should give it special importance to excel in various fields,” he said.
Don Johnson said that it would be one of the best experiences of his life to teach Islamic scholars. He said that it will also provide an opportunity to the teachers to learn from those with more experience.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2013.