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Mistakes are a part of the learning process in India

Over the course of five days, faculty, former graduates, and current graduate students of the Institute of English, Calcutta participated in a comprehensive workshop on English Language Teaching conducted by English Language Fellow Stephen DeGiulio.

To truly acquire a new language, students must become comfortable with making mistakes. DeGiulio’s interactive workshop emphasized the encouragement of learner mistakes, as well as the importance of acquiring mastery through extensive speaking and writing. Workshop participants also explored the time saving method of teaching learners how to self-correct, which is an extremely valuable method to use when teaching large classes.

By experiencing non-imitative learning of clear pronunciation and expressive intonation, the workshop built an increased desire among participants to become more confident and fluent English speakers.

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