Africa TESOL's first webinar.



PRESENTER: HARRY KUCHAH KUCHAH DATE: DECEMBER 19, 2019.
TIME: 07:00 - 7:40 PM GREENWICH MEAN TIME

TOPIC: EARLY FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS: MYTHS AND REALITIES





AFRICA TESOL SECOND WEBINAR





Dear Africa TESOLers and friends, you are kindly invited to Africa TESOL second webinar.

Presenter: Aymen Elsheikh, Date: January 20, 2020.

Topic: Translingual and Multimodal Activities to Engage L2 Learners



Abstract: In the educational literature, student engagement has been referred to as the extent to which students pay attention, show interest, passion, and drive for learning. In turn this shapes their motivation either positively or negatively. Although there are several strategies reported in the literature, I believe that student engagement, in this day and age, could be enhanced by using translingual activities. This interactive session will share several of these activities, which include but not limited to group work, literary translation, text coauthoring, and the use of multi modalities. The session will conclude by engaging the participants in reflecting on their own experience in relation to the different activities encountered.



Presenter’s Bio Aymen Elsheikh, an instructional assistant professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar and the current President of Africa TESOL, has a PhD in language education from Indiana University – Bloomington. His research interests include language teacher associations, translanguaging, English as an international language, teacher education, among others.


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Africa TESOL Third Webinar





Presenter: Amira Salama, Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020.Time: 5:00 PM GMT

Topic: How to Write a Successful Africa TESOL Conference Proposal



Abstract: Writing a conference proposal can be a daunting task for many teachers. Having a class that notches up success or one that can be a debacle are two valuable experiences that many teachers encounter. In both situations, sharing these experiences provides an opportunity not only to reflect on current practices but also to improve plans and contribute to building a larger community of practice for teachers to seek and get support beyond the classroom. Presenting at teacher conferences is one way to actively participate in building this community. However, to present at a conference, a well-prepared proposal has to come first and this task can be challenging for many teachers. Africa TESOL Conference provides a platform for English teachers in Africa to showcase their work and exchange ideas with ELT practitioners, scholars, and professionals. With the goal of offering a quality conference experience, Africa TESOL selects the best conference proposals based on selection criteria and using a rigorous blind peer-review process. The deadline for submitting proposals for the conference is February 15. So join this session where the presenter will walk you through the steps to submit a successful Africa TESOL conference proposal and will share important considerations in writing a proposal that meets the selection criteria and attracts your potential audience.



Presenter’s Bio: Amira Salama has a TESOL master’s degree with a research focus on teacher leadership from the American University in Cairo. Amira is the Africa TESOL 2020 Conference Co-chair. Her research and professional interests include teacher leadership and mentoring, language materials development and intercultural communication


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