Monday, October 5, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - October 17th 2009

Exam Skills Interactive Workshop

  • Venue: International House Tripoli - Elite (see map)
  • Date: Saturday, October 17th 2009
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • There will be a light buffet served following the workshop.

Please send an email if you plan on attending to:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

A chance to study and teach in America

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program brings young English language teachers to America to refine their teaching skills and increase their English proficiency. As a FLTA Fellow, you will spend one academic year at a U.S. university where you will teach Arabic and enroll in at least two U.S. studies or teaching methodology classes each semester. You will also share the culture and values of your country with Americans in university clubs, dormitories, and in the community. When you return home, you will have a high proficiency in English and will speak with firsthand knowledge about the United States, its culture, and people.


  1. Have formal academic training or professional experience in teaching and must have a sincere interest in teaching their native language and culture to students in the U.S.
  2. Have an in-depth knowledge of their culture and current events in their country
  3. Have leadership skills and the ability to motivate students in an emphatic manner
  4. Have the ability to engage students informally
  5. Should be able to work creatively and be self-reliant, while being willing to work cooperatively as part of a team with faculty, staff and students
  6. Preferably have good organizational and computer skills
  7. Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to learn
  8. Have interest in such activities as sports, music, cooking, poetry, dance, etc.
  9. Should be adaptable to living in rural or urban areas.


  1. Are in diverse locations, including small, suburban communities or rural areas which may have limited access to good public transportation
  2. Involve diverse duties at the host institution and many may not be limited to working exclusively in a formal classroom setting
  3. Frequently involve participation in extracurricular activities such as leading conversation groups, participating in community social events/lectures, working in language laboratories, etc.
  4. Frequently involve living in residence halls or language houses and interacting with students outside the classroom on a daily basis
  5. Frequently involve "animating" language clubs - making language learning interesting and personal
  6. Involve initiating activities for students and the university/college community using the language being taught in a friendly, outgoing and flexible manner
  7. Involve being a cultural ambassador
  8. May or may not be considered faculty positions. If they are, they carry faculty responsibilities, including the responsibility of helping students individually at all times and keeping regular office hours
  9. Must not carry a workload that exceeds 20 hours per week
  10. Must be carried out solely at the institution specified on visa documentation.

Application information available at


For more information contact the U.S. Embassy · Public Affairs Section · Tripoli, Libya · (0) 91-375-6528

Sunday, June 21, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - June 27th, 2009

The British Council, Tripoli will host parallel workshops for June's English Teachers' Forum

Topic: Identify pronunciation problems learners have and using appropriate techniques and activities to help learners develop their pronunciation.

  • A workshop by Shaheena Bakhshov will focus on: Contractions, schwa, weak and strong sounds, phonemic chart, stress, rhythm, intonation, pitch.
  • Daniel Johnston's workshop will focus on providing teachers with classroom ideas and activities to help Libyan students with problematic sounds such as:
Consonants, e.g. /p/ and /b/
Consonant clusters, e.g. ‘spr’

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: British Council, Seyaheya, Tripoli

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - May 30th, 2009

How Do Teachers Develop Themselves?

  • Why are we teachers?
  • What made us choose this career among others?
  • Are we satisfied with our jobs or not?
  • How do teachers develop themselves?

The answers to these questions will be discussed at the next English Teachers' Forum.

Venue: Al-Alalameya Center (see map below)

Date: Saturday, 30th May 2009

Time: 10:00 a.m

For additional information:

  • Mobile: 092-640-8174
  • Tel: 021-477 23 66

Thursday, April 16, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - 25 April 2009

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: The Petroleum Institute (PTQI), Seyahia ( Gergarish )
Presenter: Chris Redston

Chris Redston is the co-author of face2face, the best-selling general English course for adults from Cambridge University Press. He has worked in ELT for over twenty years, teaching in Turkey, Argentina and the UK for International House. He has also run teacher-training courses in Italy and the UK, and is an experienced author of adult course materials. He has travelled extensively, visiting over forty countries, and currently lives in London.
  • Get the Perfect Start with face2face or Getting Started with face2face
How can we help starter and elementary students acquire the core language and skills they need to communicate successfully in today's world? Chris Redston, co-author of face2face, discusses how teachers can help lower-level students to develop effective strategies for successful language learning. He also introduces the new Starter level of face2face and explains how the innovative key features of this best-selling course have been adapted to meet the needs of beginner-level students.
  • Which words don't we listen to?
Listening is probably the hardest skill for students to master, and teachers are often unsure how to help their students improve their listening in the classroom. Chris Redston, co-author of face2face, explores the underlying reasons why listening to natural spoken English is so problematic, then discusses practical ways in which teachers can really help students get better at listening. There will be a particular focus on lower-level students

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 2009 - Forum

Here are some images of March's English Teachers' Forum that was hosted by ALETC. Special thanks to Marietta Forrest for her wonderful workshop 'Communicative Reading & Writing Activities'.
Laila Arif, Marietta Forrest and Hana Gusbi
More images of the event can be found here: March 2009 workshop

Friday, March 20, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - 28 March 2009

Communicative Reading & Writing Activities

Teacher trainer, Marietta Forrest, who has a six month fellowship at Alfateh University, will present a free workshop for teachers on how to integrate communicative reading and writing activities into their lessons.

Please bring a successful reading or writing activity that you use with your students to share with the other participants.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

ELTEX Conference 2009

This year we have some great international presenters at ELTEX Conference 2009.

The Conference will be held at AlFatah University in the Language Lab.

The Conference is from 16-18th March beginning at 2pm every day in Tripoli and 19th March in Benghazi.

Please be aware that the timetable could change depending upon circumstances and it is recommendedthat you arrive early to ensure a place in the workshops and Plenaries.

Download the timetable here: Provisional Timetable ELTEX 2009

See the map below (click on the image for an enlargement).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - 28 February 2009

The Cultural Affairs Department of the U.S. Embassy of Libya will host the English Teachers' Forum for the month of February. English Language Instructor, Dr. Ruth Petzold, will conduct a workshop titled:

A Good Use of Time

Dr. Ruth Petzold is the Regional English Language Officer (RELO) for North Africa. She is based in Rabat and covers Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. The mission of the RELO consists in working with local educational institutions to improve the teaching of English as a foreign language in the private and public sectors.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Alshati Language and Training Center - map:

Saturday, January 24, 2009

English Teachers' Forum - January 2008

Yethreb Institute will host January's English Teachers' Forum.

Topic: Using Music in the EFL/ESL Classroom

Date: Saturday 31 January, 2009

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Venue: Yethreb Institute - located in Benashur, near Mukhtar Clinic (please click on the map for an enlargement)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Quality Assurance Scheme - Symposium

The British Council will be holding a symposium to present and discuss their Quality Assurance Scheme on January 22nd at 1pm at the British Council.  

Please contact Ms. Shaheena Bakhshov of the British Council to confirm that you will be attending the symposium. You may also contact her if you have any questions.


Shaheena Bakhshov| Teacher Trainer ELT | Tripoli | British Council
T + 218 (0) 21 484 3164 - 67 ext215 | F + 218 (0) 21 484 0178 |

Hey El Wihda El Arabia, Siyahia, PO Box 6797, Tripoli |