On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé welcomed 20 English language teaching professionals for a viewing session of the “Shaping the Way We Teach English” webinar, course 16, module 1. The session focused on “Practical Tips for Increasing Listening Practice Time.” During the post-viewing discussion, participants noted that the webinar strengthened their capacity as teachers. “The webinar series provided us the tools to enhance our teaching to support student development needs,” one noted.
Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II presented certificates to participants and congratulated the teachers for their immense talents and contributions. “In America as in Cameroon and all nations, teachers serve in a noble profession that builds the academic foundation and success of students. Many people remember their teachers decades after leaving their classrooms, and it is because of the positive impact they make in their students’ lives. We congratulate you for completing this webinar series, and look forward to even greater partnerships ahead in support of your efforts to promote English teaching in Cameroon.”
During a reception, the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC) staff distributed copies of the English Teaching Forum, who lauded the new appearance of the journal. IRC Director Mathias Tientcheu encouraged teachers to inform their colleagues of professional development opportunities offered by the webinars.
“Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinars” are a professional development program for English teachers includes recordings from previous webinars, corresponding downloadable presentations and additional resources. The course is hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This professional development program for English teachers around the globe addresses methodological topics that foster interactive, student-centered language instruction. dpufRead more at: http://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/shaping-way-we-teach-english-webinars.