Bangalore: Oxford University Press India (OUPI) on December 6, 2016 organized an interactive English Language Teaching (ELT) workshop for School teachers at The Park in Park Street on Saturday. The workshop was led by OUP author and educationist Nicholas Horsburgh, the author of New Oxford Modern English, one of OUP's most popular ELT courses among both teachers and students for almost three decades.
The ELT workshop introduced teachers to latest interactive methodologies forEnglish language teaching that would help them make learning more fun and engaging for children. Nicholas emphasized on how learning could be an even more delightful experience for students if teachers understood the thoughts of children and made them overcome their inhibitions by engaging in classroom discussions.
Nicholas brought in his rich global experience to captivate the minds of the teachers, as he made the workshop fun, humorous and exciting. He stressed on the need for teachers to continuously introduce new methodologies in teaching, so as to make learning more stimulating and pleasurable experience for children.
Speaking on OUP's continued focus on teacher training workshops, Sivaramakrishnan V, Managing Director, Oxford University Press India said "In our view, the teacher is the principal pivot in the learning eco-system. OUP is hence committed to enabling professional development of the teaching fraternity through continual trainings delivered by experts, in both online and offline mediums."
He added "OUP's teacher training workshops, which have always been appreciated, enable us to foster a two-way communication with the teacher, helping us better understand their work environment, needs and challenges"
The workshop by Nicholas Horsburgh saw participation from over 70 School teachers from several prominent schools in Kolkata. Nicholas Horsburgh is the author of New Oxford Modern English, one of the most popular ELT courses among both teachers and students for almost three decades.
The upgraded version of the New Oxford Modern English, published this year was also launched on the sidelines of the workshop. The new edition is more focused on engaging the student learner has been redesigned with new content and layout with enhanced color illustrations infused with energy, humor and more excitement.
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