English Language Fellow Kyle Kaminski met with teachers from regional secondary schools in Burkina Faso to share dynamic new English activities and best teaching practices. These teachers were interested in participating because they lack the materials and resources to incorporate communicative methods of teaching into their classrooms.
During the training, Kaminski exposed participants to the wealth of English language resources available to them. Teachers learned how to access the American English and Voice of America websites and discussed articles of interest found in English Teaching Forum. Each week, a different teacher facilitated discussions ranging from classroom management to how to use songs in class. Participants created lists of important topics they would like to investigate further and were excited to continue participating in this exchange.