Strengthening Command of English

Topics: Education, School, Teacher Pages: 3 (367 words) Published: February 13, 2012
STRENGTHENING COMMAND OF ENGLISH
What ? WHY ? And HOW?

BY
ZAHAR IBRAHIM
IPGM KDRI

DEFINITION OF MBI/SOE

❖ SOE – To strengthen the command of English as the mandatory language to be learned, language of communication and language of knowledge at national and international level.

Rational of soe ….

Only 25% of the SC and MT teachers – proficient.

- Only 53 – 58 % of teaching period use Eng.

- 2007, Report by Trends in Mathematics Science Study(TIMSS), 2003 – from 10th placing to 20th in MT and 20th to 21st in SC

- Researches found – students in rural schools have difficulty in ETeMS. Gaps widen.

- Researches from local Uni – improvement of English proficiency minimal – only 3%

FINDINGS

❖ At the moment, there are 92,899 English teachers in the country

❖ 29,275 are non optionist

❖ 14,302 are KPLI graduates

❖ Teachers in the rural areas need training more than those in the urban centres

❖ At the moment, there are 92,899 English teachers in the country

❖ 29,275 are non optionist

❖ 14,302 are KPLI graduates

❖ Teachers in the rural areas need training more than those in the urban centres

Who is our target group?

• Practising English teachers

1. Non optionists/non TESL trained

2. Teaching in the Primary schools

3. (especially those) teaching Tahap 1

4. Teaching in rural areas

5. Have a credit in English

6. Have 3 years teaching experience

MANDATORY

• The same teacher attends all the phases

• In lieu of absence trs need to produce medical certs or official letters through the HMs/principals

• Certificates will be given upon completion of ALL the phases

• Interphase tasks must be completed and presented during the next phase

Training/courses needed

1) Proficiency enhancement (10,000 PRI, 4000 SEC)

2) Pedagogy courses for secondary (1600)

3) Pedagogy courses for primary...
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