Sunday, November 18, 2012

English Teachers' Forum - Nov 24, 2012

The Canadian Academy of Libya will host the November 2012 session of the English Teachers' Forum. Staff members of the Canadian Academy will present a workshop titled:

Class Management and How to Plan a Lesson

Presented by: 
  • Wafaa Salama has a B.Sc in Biochemistry and is a certified Montessori teacher (NAMC - North American Montessori Center). She also holds a certificate from Centennial College Canada as a Certified English as a Second Language Teacher. She has over ten years experience in education in Canada and the Middle East.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

English Teachers' Forum - October 13, 2012

The British Council will be the host for the next session of the English Teachers' Forum. Two guest teacher trainers, Kate Cook and Claire Young, who will be in Libya delivering a Teacher Training Development Course in partnership with the National Teacher Training Centre will provide an informative workshop for the English Teachers' Forum titled: 

Speaking Activities for Fun and Fluency

  • Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2012
  • Time: 11am to 1pm
  • Venue: The British Council, Tripoli (in the Multipurpose Room)
  • Refreshments will be served

Saturday, May 19, 2012

English Teachers' Forum - Saturday, 9 June 2012

'Once Upon a Time' 
Other than your coursebook, how often do you and your students tell stories? The aim of this workshop is to present various ways of creating and using stories in the classroom.
Presented by the teaching staff of IH Tripoli
  • Date: Saturday, June 9th 2012
  • Time: 10am - 11:30
  • Venue: IH-Elite Tripoli (see map below)
Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

English Teachers' Forum - 21 April 2012

Experiential Learning Workshop 

Date: Saturday 21st April 2012
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Tripoli International School (see directions below)
Presented by: Tripoli International School Teachers (Donia El Ibdaa):  Graham and Wendy Lind

Subject:  Fun in the classroom – Think Experiential.  Using indoor and outdoor experiential learning activities as an integral part of Language learning.

A fun “Ice-breaker” will start the session followed by a communication intensive team task in which team-based mildly competitive action and removal of some senses (eg sight)  creates a situation where verbal communication is absolutely essential.

A guided discussion will break down the dynamics of this activity and build a basic “model” for using experiential learning in many learning areas.  A simple model of “Planning by outcome” will be discussed so that participants can “do this at home”.

Sources of ideas for activities will be presented and participants will be shown where to find ideas, resources and most importantly – how to create, develop, adapt their own ideas and thus use Experiential learning to enhance language and other learning. 

Biography: Graham Lind
Currently Principal at Tripoli International School, Graham spent  7 years in Research and Regional Planning, after which he “followed his passion” as he developed and directed the Outdoor Pursuits Intramural, Extra mural and cross curricular (Senior English teacher) and Post Matriculation programs at South Africa’s leading Outdoor and Environmental Education Private School, Treverton. He then started  “Adventure Educators” offering Educational and Team building Experiential learning to schools, corporations and NGO’s  and  also ran a GCSE Private school for two years.  He also Chaired/ Co-chaired the formation of a Tourism route and an Experiential Education body. He has degrees in English & Geography and a wide range of technical outdoor instructor qualifications including SCUBA, Sailing, River Guiding, Mountaineering and Rock Climbing as well as a commercial Captains ticket.

Biography: Wendy Lind
Also at Tripoli International School, where she is Key Stage one Co-ordinator and a Year One teacher.    Wendy, after a plethora of experience in hospitality and informal education Wendy joined Graham as Director of Adventure Educators in 2000 concentrating on children’s events, hospitality and corporate program development and facilitation. She directed operations and trained staff as the company developed and has a creative approach to developing and adapting effective and inexpensive programming.  

Directions to TIS

  • Travel south along Airport Road towards the Tripoli International Airport.
  • At the only traffic light on Airport road turn right
  • Continue for approximately 1 km to the next traffic light (“Semafro Gips” – The Gypsum factory’s storage silos will be diagonally on your right when you are at this traffic light)
  • Continue straight at this traffic light across Swani Road – do NOT turn left onto Swani road.
  • TIS is 400m ahead on your right hand side

Friday, January 13, 2012

English Teachers' Forum, Libya - 28 January 2012

The English Teachers' Forum is proud to announce the first of this year's workshops.

  • "The key to success,via TOEFL iBT "  a presentation about TOEFL iBT and how to guide your students to success
  • Followed by an agenda meeting to discuss plans for the events of 2012
  • Laila Arif has a BA in English Literature (US) Purdue University and an MA in Tesol (UK) University of London. She is fluent in Arabic, English, Italian and French. She is the Executive Manager and English Language Programme Director of Alshati Language and Training Center. Since 1992 she has been active in EFL teaching and the upgrading of Libyan teachers in the public and private sectors, offering support where needed to obtain good quality teaching for the future generations of Libya. She is also co-founder of the English Teachers' Forum, Libya.

  • Saturday, January 28th, 2012

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Alshati Language and Training Center

Refreshments will be served following the presentation