On 4th March 2019, the Foundation Studies Unit conducted its first professional development meet for the fall semester. This seminar and workshop featured a new part-time tutor of English Foundation.
The presentation under the theme of Teaching Methodology titled ‘How to use authentic materials in the classroom’ by Ms. Roshni Michael focused on practical techniques in teaching grammar, vocabulary and reading skills to foundation students. This interactive presentation involved all participants as students and showcased different and fun ways to introduce language learning through authentic materials. The presenter also demonstrated techniques using the same materials in teaching Math and IT subject areas.
The presenter reiterated the importance of an active classroom through these techniques and suggested that they be used to break the monotony of a regular classroom atmosphere.