Criss-crossing Cote d’Ivoire’s economic capital of Abidjan, English Language Fellow Riah Werner designed and delivered a series of workshops at five different locations in support of an Ivorian professional-development program Werner herself initiated.
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International students learning the English nearly always treasure the chance to talk to native speakers. Future journalists also treasure opportunities to practice their interview skills. English Language Fellow Reilly Knop recently made brought both those chances to life for her journalism and information science students at IFTIC University in Niamey, Niger, by introducing them to a special guest speaker . . .
Since Sarah Sanderson arrived in Uganda, she has offered several workshops on exchange opportunities abroad and how to craft successful applications for international programs. Today, Sanderson received the news that one of her mentees, Esther, has been awarded a fully-funded scholarship from the U.S. Embassy to spend five weeks in the United States for women’s leadership training.
“I learned how to teach my auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners all in one class with simple and easy strategies,” one satisfied participant reported at the end of a recent English literacy training facilitated by English Language Fellow Ann Cocks and a contingent of Peace Corps and Fulbright veterans.
The English Language Fellows’ Midyear Seminar for all Africa Fellows took place in Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania. Fellow Sarah Sanderson, who is based in Uganda, was there, presenting a game called “Headbands” to an audience of 30 local primary- and secondary-school teachers.
English Language Fellow Anne Barkow has often observed that language learners seem to feel language teachers are withholding some great secret to quicker learning, so in a recent presentation she outlined four steps (or secrets!) to acquire proficiency in a new language fast.