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RMIT Training sponsors teachers in ASEAN region
Elizabeth Clark awarding a research grant to Tam Hoang at CamTESOL.
The 13th annual CamTESOL (Cambodian Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference was recently held over three days in Phnom Penh.
RMIT Training continued its support of the event as a Gold sponsor, enabling 10 English language teachers from Southeast Asia to attend.
Through the Regional English Language Teaching (ELT) Research Grants Program, RMIT Training also awarded two sponsorship grants to delegates to pursue research that will be presented at next year’s conference.
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) language educators, Elizabeth Clark and Kamelia Surbakti, presented Seven ways to practise stress and Teaching grammar using fun and interactive activities.
Ms Surbakti said it was great to represent the company and see it acknowledged as an important and long-time sponsor of the event.
“The energy at the conference was collegial, supportive and curious, and we were all keen to learn and share our expertise with each other,” she said.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to have been involved with such a fantastic event and highly recommend CamTESOL to teachers who want to develop their presentation skills, learn, gain new insights and be inspired.”
REW Curriculum Writer, Lisa Soviero, ran a workshop titled Stepping stones: explicit strategy instruction based on developments the REW Curriculum Team worked on for forthcoming revised English Academic Passport course books. This curriculum is taught at REW in Melbourne and at partner locations around the world and helps students develop the English and academic skills required to succeed at university.
Ms Soviero said the enthusiastic reception from her workshop attendees strengthened the team’s confidence in their ‘how-to’ approach.
“During the conference, I attended other workshops and presentations of papers that focused on current research into language teaching and learning. I was very pleased to find that the Curriculum Team have incorporated these skills and strategies into the redevelopment of REW’s coursework,” she said.
“Attending the conference confirmed for me how outstanding it is that RMIT Training develops quality curricula on the scale that we do.”
CamTESOL is the premier professional development conference in the Asia Pacific region with an average audience of 1700 attending annually from over 30 countries.
CamTESOL brings together classroom teachers of English and teacher trainers; researchers in the fields of ELT and linguistics; administrators of English language schools and universities; educators with an interest in international language education; and foreign experts or researchers who wish to network within the ELT communities in Southeast Asia.
RMIT English Worldwide supports education needs nationally and internationally through English language and tailored training solutions.
REW Curriculum Writer, Lisa Soviero and CamTESOL representative at her workshop