English Teachers Worksop in Sikasso
Sixty-two English language teachers in the Sikasso region participated in a week-long training workshop February 13-17, 2012. The Embassy’s Regional English Language Officer, based in Senegal, led this intensive 5-day seminar focused on improving the pedagogical skills of Malian English language teachers. Participants learned about writing measurable objectives for their students’ learning, lesson planning techniques, how to teach writing skills, and how to design fair examinations. The teachers worked hard to master these new skills and techniques, while sharing their professional expertise with one another. By giving these teachers this professional development opportunity, the Embassy seeks to improve the quality of English language instruction for the thousands of Malian students these workshop participants will teach each year.