Need to start writing, communication skills courses in KU: Prof Talat
Srinagar, July 25: Kashmir University vice-chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad today underscored the need for starting short term courses in writing and communication skills at the varsity.
Addressing the inaugural session of 4 day long teacher training workshop on English Language Teaching (ELT) for college and university teachers organized by the Department of English, KU, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, Prof Talat Ahmad hoped that in the upcoming workshops of such nature there would be large participation from college and higher secondary teachers.
Prof Talat lauded the efforts of the English department for frequently holding ELT workshops, which he said were essential for updating the teachers regarding new trends in English language teaching.
Workshop coordinator, Prof Muhammad Aslam said his department believed in teacher development through interaction and collaboration and during the present ELT workshop, the teachers would share their experiences with each other and with the resource persons to overcome any difficulties in teaching English in their classes.
Prof Aslam said the department provides a platform through these workshops to teachers so that they actively engage themselves in practical classroom activity to enhance their teaching skills. “We are working on a plan to start part time diploma course in English speaking,” he informed the audience which comprised students, scholars and the teachers from university and affiliated colleges.
Dean Academic Affairs, Prof A R Yusuf talked about the influence of computers, internet and short message service (SMS) services on language. Prof Yousuf looked forward to a broader role of the members of English department to train the teachers, students and scholars in English language teaching.
He urged the English department to continue organizing such workshop which are aimed at development of teachers.
Senior faculty of the English department including Prof A H Tak besides deans and heads of the various KU faculties and departments were present at the inaugural meet.
Dr Ifat Maqbool, faculty department of English conducted the proceeding of the workshop.
More than 30 teachers from various degree colleges, university departments are participating in the workshop, seventh of its kind organized since 2007 by the department.
The workshop will be conducted by Dr C L Prakash from Bangalore , Prof Muhammad Aslam and Dr Beena Menon from Pune.
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