Date
Thursday 09 May 2024

Join us for an engaging webinar on Zoom where English teachers from South Asia will share their experience about the impact of storytelling in English language teaching. This webinar offers an invaluable opportunity for English teachers in South Asia to discover the transformative potential of using stories in the classroom. Drawing from the experiences of fellow educators within similar cultural and contextual backgrounds, participants will gain practical strategies and confidence to integrate stories into their teaching practices.

Using stories as a tool for teaching English is a widely embraced method among educators globally. In this webinar, teachers from South Asia will delve into their experiences of incorporating stories into the English language classroom. Through firsthand accounts, they will showcase a variety of storytelling techniques tailored to diverse student populations. Gain valuable insights into the effectiveness of these techniques and discover how they captivate and inspire students to learn English with enthusiasm.

Key highlights:

  • Explore diverse storytelling techniques employed by South Asian educators.
  • Gain insights into the effectiveness of storytelling in English language instruction.
  • Learn how stories can engage and empower students in the learning process.
  • Discover innovative approaches to integrating storytelling into your own teaching practice. 
  • Learn firsthand from English teachers in South Asia about their successful use of storytelling techniques.

When: Thursday, 9 May 2024
Time: 16.00 – 17.00, Pakistan time | 16.30 – 17.30 India and Sri Lanka time |16.45 - 17.45 Nepal time | 17.00 – 18.00 Bangladesh time
Where: Online - Zoom 
Registration: You can register by clicking on the ‘register’ button above. After registering you’ll receive an email with your attendee link. 
Fee: Free
Organiser: British Council
Language: All the online sessions will be delivered only in English
Certification: Participants will receive an e-certificate at the end of the webinar
For any registration queries please write to TeachingEnglishSouthAsia@britishcouncil.org

About the moderator and speakers

Wendy Naylor is a trainer specialising in communication, language development, and teacher education.

Wendy Naylor

Moderator

Wendy Naylor is a trainer specialising in communication, language development, and teacher education. With over fifteen years’ experience of teaching, Wendy has delivered a wide range of courses in general English, business English, teacher training and academic English. She has an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and is studying a second Masters in Education and International development. She enjoys supporting students to express their ideas and communicate their research.

Assistant teacher, Khilgaon Staff Quater GPS, Bangladesh

Farzana Hossain

Assistant teacher, Khilgaon Staff Quater GPS, Bangladesh

Farzana is an assistant teacher in Khilgaon Staff Quarter GPS. She has more than 24 years of experience in teaching young learners. She has attended the Master Trainers in English (TMTE) trainings, is a facilitator of English in Upazila Resource Centre and an administrator of Explore and Experiment Teaching Techniques in Primary School (EETTPS). Farzana is passionate about nurturing young learners to make a positive impact in their lives. 

Headteacher and English teacher at Laxmi Secondary School, Nepal

Sita Gaundel (Gaihre)

Headteacher and English teacher at Laxmi Secondary School, Nepal

Sita is from Waling Municipality, Syangja. She brings two decades of educational experience and is committed to student success using innovative teaching methodologies in her classroom. Sita calls herself a social activist and is actively engaged in mentoring teachers within Waling municipality. Her passion for education and social advocacy contributes significantly to the educational landscape in the region.  

Senior teacher, Ananda college, Sri lanka

Poddowala Marage Sajani Somatunge

Senior teacher, Ananda College, Sri Lanka

Sajani is a writer, experienced teacher trainer, and senior teacher at a national school. She is a Master Trainer on the Assessing Listening and Speaking Skills course and a British Council e-moderator. Sajani is a graduate of University of Sri Jayawardenapura, she got her master’s degree from University of Kelaniya in Linguistics, and completed a teacher training course at the English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad, India.

Primary school teacher, Zilla Parishad school, Aurangabad, India

Nisar Shaikh

Primary school teacher, Zilla Parishad school, Aurangabad, India

Nisar is a teacher with over 15 years of experience teaching English in state government schools in Maharashtra. He served as a State Academic Resource Person (SARP) in the TEJAS project, where he planned and delivered teacher trainings, observed lessons, provided feedback, and mentored teachers across the state. He also worked as a mentor in the Action Research Mentoring Scheme (ARMS) project sponsored by the British Council.