"The English Language Institute (ELI) at King Abdulaziz University with campuses in Sharafia and Al-Salama in Jeddah held the ELI Annual Training Day at King Faisal Convention Center with more than 250 participants." continues Arab News.
A galaxy of professionals presented a number of topics in the field of English as a foreign language (EFL) under the supervision of Dr. Dawla Al-Amri, vice dean of the ELI Women’s Colleges. The event was organized and coordinated by Dr. Tahany Al-Baiz, head of professional development and graduate studies units, and the organizing team, led by Salwa Ali, the event coordinator.
The program was honored by the presence of Dr. Hana Alnuaim, dean of KAU Women’s Campuses, then initiated with Dr. Norah Al-Malki’s presentation of the Holodecks Project whose application is extended to the use of cyberspace as opposed to traditional forms of teaching through poems and drama.
Bahiya Kashghari offered a blended learning model to teach EFL communication, listening and speaking skills. This is one of the prominent studies on blended learning at KAU.
The often neglected area of teaching pronunciation in English language classrooms was presented by Ashjan Allhedan with tips and techniques through the communicative approach.
Dr. Manal Qutub’s study aims to establish a research-based framework for developing the basic academic competencies that focuses on the core, academic survival-level skills students need to be successful in their university work.
Source: Arab News