teachers get training at Ravenshaw University
An English language training (ELT) workshop was held on July 30, 2010 at Ravenshaw
University here in
collaboration with Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the US
resource person and eminent ELT specialist Cray Staggs addressed the first
session meant for college teachers and shared his experiences. A total of 35
teachers from general as well as technical colleges of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar
attended the programme. The topic for the interactive
session was ‘Aspects of Academic Writing’. The language workshop provided
teachers an opportunity to learn and teach English better. It helped teachers
accept phonetics and understand nuances of modern English language.
The professional development workshop provided practical ideas to teachers for
adopting communicative methodology and improving the effectiveness of English
language teaching in colleges. The workshop included training and support for
teachers of English, provision of resources, advice and projects to help
students improve their English.
The second session was aimed for the students. Around 75 students from
different institutions including Ravenshaw University
attended the session. The topic for the interactive session was ‘Higher
Education in the US’.
Cray Staggs and Shweta Khanna
conducted the session.
The entire programme was coordinated by reader in english, Ravenshaw University, Dr Madhusmita
Pati. HOD English, Ravenshaw
University Dr Dipti Ranjan Pattanaik delivered the welcome note and reader in english, Dr Nandita
Mohapatra proposed the vote of thanks. The two-day
workshop was a grand success.