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Two-Day Workshop on the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language organized by Islamia University of Bahawalpur
     

A Two-Day Workshop was organized by the Department of English, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur on TESL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) from 30th June 2008 - 1st July 2008. The workshop aimed to enlighten the teachers, regarding the significance of teaching strategies and curriculum designing in a non-native perspective and to create a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the second language teachers. Another focus of this workshop was to help the future teachers, to observe and design the creative and practical ESL lesson plans, taking into account linguistics, cultural and educational backgrounds of the students.

The workshop was conducted by two resource persons, Dr. Liz England and Dr. Richard Boyum. Dr. Boyum is a Regional Language Officer for the US Embassy and is currently working for the office of the English Language Programmes of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department. Dr. Boyum's major interest lies in the field of TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching of English as a Second Language). He has also been organizing several conferences and workshops and has been sponsoring English Language fellows at different universities and training centres in a number of Asian Countries. Dr. Liz. England is an academic specialist for the English Language Programmes Office, US State Department. Dr. England has worked with hundreds of teachers in various countries. She is involved in pre and in-service teacher education and training in TESL and TEFL.

Dr. Boyum and Dr. Liz introduced a wide range of current approaches, methods and techniques for Teaching of English as a Second Language in a variety of contexts by involving the participants fully through interactive techniques. The workshop helped the teachers to get acquainted with the techniques of class room management and the exploitation of resources and was beneficial for the teachers to understand the cultural and motivational background of the learners of English as a Second Language. 

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