IMG_3595-28jeer3A beautiful October morning spent together with passionate English teachers is something all of us at the Dubai Chapter greatly enjoy.

A big thank you to all of those who shared this experience with us, especially our presenters. The feedback has been really positive.

Our presenters did a fantastic job of sharing their experiences about writing and reading with young learners.

In the first session Will Pearson looked at the special difficulties Arabic speakers face when reading. This high-energy motivating and well-informed talk made the participants focus on the challenges their Arabic native speaker students face. They also learned how they can diagnose these difficulties and adapt their tests to take them.

Have you heard of EDM or Error deduction Marking? Participants of the event now know how this motivating and simple tool can help students become better readers. It was wonderful to have Shabnam Fatima joining us to tell us about her experiences with great passion and enthusiasm.

Making students to read is perhaps one of the most challenging tasks a teacher faces on a daily basis. Our co-organiser, Yasser Salim‘s prezi was a great source of simple tips and ideas to make reading an integral part of their learning.

Finally we had a short conversation about the participants’ experiences with reading.

It was a fun and useful day. We are looking forward to seeing you at our next workshop on 29th November 2014.

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