Teacher Development Workshop for Novice Teachers

RELO office is seeking applications from the novice teachers of English who would like to participate at the Teacher Development Workshop “FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY” to be held in Kyiv on July 8-12, 2012. 
This five-day workshop will introduce novice English language teachers to methodologies and approaches that may help them as they begin their careers.

This interactive training is for novice teachers only, teachers in their first or second year of teaching or in their last year of university.

The trainer and the participants will look at what makes effective language instruction from both the teacher’s and the student’s perspective. The program will help explore the building blocks of task-based learning, lesson-planning, teaching reading and writing strategies. Effective error correction and classroom management will be addressed throughout the workshop as it applies to each of the topics covered.  Participants will devise a plan of how they intend to apply their learning to their next teaching context and will be asked to participate in round table discussions and reflect on studied material.


JENNIFER HERRIN holds an M.A., Education-TESOL from the University of New Mexico and a B.B.A., Marketing from the University of Texas. Ms. Herrin has taught English and conducted teacher development in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and the US. She served as an English Teaching Fellow in Panama (1996-97), a Fulbright Lecturer in Nicaragua (2001-02), the Senior English Language Fellow in Ukraine (2006-07),and the Senior English Language Fellow in Argentina (2011). She has also conducted projects in the Republic of Georgia, Argentina, and Ukraine through U.S. Department of State Specialist Programs. In the U.S., she was an ESL instructor at Central New Mexico Community College for 7 years.  This fall she will be teaching at the English Language Institute at the University of California at San Diego. She is especially interested in exploring task-based techniques and interactive methodologies for learning language.

CAROL HADDAWAY is serving as the Senior English Language Fellow (ELF) in Kyiv, Ukraine for the academic year 2011-12 with the English Teaching Resource Center at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Prior to this assignment she served as a Senior ELF in Damascus, Syria where she conducted teacher training for the English Language Supervisors, Ministry of Education and at the American Language Center. Carol has designed and taught TESOL Methodology courses face to face and online in the E-Teacher Scholarship Program at UMBC and was a full time Instructional Specialist at Anne Arundel Community College. She also designed and taught ESP for Medical and Science Professionals at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has a Master’s degree in Instructional System Design/ESOL Bilingual from UMBC and a MSc degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from JHU.

 OTHER DETAILS    Dates: July 8-12, 2012
  Time:   9:30 -16:30
  Number of participants: 30
                                     Venue:   INTERNEWS Ukraine
                                                    Vul. Ryzhs’ka 15, Kyiv           
                                  Language of instruction: English                            
If you are selected, you will be provided with 5 days of training.  The program is open for novice teachers from Ukraine. Transportation costs and accommodation expenses in Kyiv will not be reimbursed. More details will be provided in your acceptance letter. The workshop ends at 15:15 on July 12.


Successful applicants will be teachers in their first or second year of teaching or in their last year of pedagogical university and will have the following skills and competencies:
·         a good command of English
·         ability and willingness to work hard as part of a team with other participants
·         active listening and  communicative skills

Participants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Priority will be given to teachers working at public schools and universities.


Interested candidates should send the attached Application Form to training.novice@gmail.com    by July 5, 2012.

Only successful applicants will be informed about the results of selection via e-mail by July 6, 2012 
 For application form please contact us: woa_ternopil@yahoo.com