As the saying goes, practice makes perfect teachers are continuing to get follow ups on the non-conventional innovative methods of teaching / learning English language.
Much as the four skills of language are still being expounded, this year great consideration is on reading focusing on teaching of sounds. This decision was made by teachers themselves during the 2012 workshops. Teachers confessed that they could not for example teach pupils to use a dictionary for they could not also use it comfortably. Besides reference materials on phonology are not easily accessible. It is this missing gap that made 2013 be declared a phonetic year.
The workshops are targeted the English language teachers as well as teachers of other subjects because mistake in English are common to all teachers.
Figure above shows Teaching sounds (phonetics)
The target number to be reached this year is 75.
This workshop in particular was meant to lay foundation on the importance of going phonetic. The activity will enroll to all EPP schools as the year goes by.
The workshops ended with the handing over of certificates to those who had completed training on the non- conventional innovative methods of teaching/ learning English language.
Members receiving certificates from CFSU officer (right)
By the end of workshop the foundation of phonology had been built.
A warding of certificates of completion motived the teachers
It was discovered that the teachers needed a lot of time to grasp phonology materials.
Reference materials are scarce meaning that the teachers cannot access it easily and if accessed it is too expensive for schools to buy.