Lucknow to host an international conference on English literature, language and communication
An International Conference on 'Literature, Language and Communication: An Essential Trident' will be held on December 9 and 10, 2013, by the Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Lucknow Campus in collaboration with Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, Kolkata. During the conference, scholarly papers from international intelligentsia, researchers, teachers and communicators will be present for talks, oral presentations and poster presentation.
According to the Organizing Secretary of the conference, the participants will get an opportunity to interact with renowned experts from USA, UK, Japan and India
to know about the latest developments in research in various facets of English language and literature. Along with the proceedings of the conference, some selected papers would be published in a book form for reference work by future researchers.
Since I was asked to contribute under the 'communication' section, I sent the following abstract of my work regarding training of teachers of a Jaipur-based English medium pre-school cum lower primary school. The abstract of the paper titled ‘A Case of Development and Implantation of Spoken English Course-Ware for Pre-Primary Teachers’ has been accepted as a poster presentation, is as follows.
“A fifty-hour contextualized training course in spoken English was developed for pre-primary teachers working in the Campus School of University of Rajasthan in Jaipur after one-day need-analysis by an external expert and two in-house trainers. The two in house trainers were involved in developing a fifty-hour courseware and a training framework for implementing the course.
The courseware was centered around 20 vowel sounds and 24 consonant sounds with emphasis on clarity of pronunciation and speaking with pause-principles. The training framework consisted of fifty sessions of one-hour each per day in the micro-learning format. Training was done during zero-hour in the school, which was organized by the two in-house trainers spread over fifty days.
The training sessions were split into five segments as modeling by the trainer; guided practice; small group practice; individual practice and demonstration. The review of the training course by the participating teachers showed significantly positive reactions towards it.”