Fellows Christina Massey and Catherine Bolster worked with eight teachers on developing new methods and activities for teaching, speaking and writing in the classroom. The teachers enjoyed learning hands-on strategies to improve their students’ English speaking skills and considered different ways to provide feedback on students’ writing.
Fellows also worked with 30 gifted English students on public speaking and using figurative language in writing. The students were a fantastic audience and participated in the activities with enthusiasm, creativity, and thoughtfulness. They were also excited to chat about American culture, and their plans for university. The goal of the workshop was to provide outreach to an area in the Central Highlands that does not often see foreigners, allowing participants the chance to communicate with native English speakers.