By developing these skills in English she feels she is increasing her students’ chances of employability while giving them the confidence to ‘stand on their own two feet’.
Plant Peace for Prosperity is a recent example of such a project where learners gathered information, designed and carried out an online survey, prepared posters and invited parents to awareness sessions on topics such as domestic violence and nurturing peaceful behaviour in the home. Saima argues that it is not enough just to teach English, we need to equip our students for 21st century life.
Reflection and discussion
One of the purposes of these resources is to help you with your own teacher development in related contexts. The questions in task 1 and task 2 are designed for you to think about and discuss with colleagues, either informally or as part of your formal professional development.