Six second-year Bachelor of Education students from HCT-Fujairah Women’s College attended a story reading workshop at Al Shoala Girls School in Bitnah on May 2.
The students - Aisha Khameis, Amna Khalfan, Fatima Ali, Khawlah Ali, Mariam Saif, and Maymouna Othman, together with their EDU 250 teachers Gloria Pillay and Geralda Moffatt, were excellent ambassadors for the college as they conducted workshops to demonstrate the value of story-reading for promoting English language acquisition.
The students and faculty from HCT-Fujairah were greeted by dancing students dressed up in costumes and singing in English at the event, which was organized by a former graduate of the B. Ed. Program Noura Mohamed Hassan on the occasion of the school’s English Language week.
The students utilized reading approaches and strategies taught this semester for the teaching of English to young learners (EYL).
To their credit, the teachers-in-training showcased what they learned and used while on Teaching Practice. They took with them their story books, power point adaptations of stories, student activities and resources, and props to fully engage their delighted young audience.
As part of the FWC’s community outreach effort engineered by Chair of the Bachelor Programs, Ms. Krystyna Krol, the students presented the school with over forty story books purchased for use in their school library for the promotion of English language acquisition and the enjoyment of the students.
From the hospitality the received and the animated responses from the students, it was evident that HCT-Fujairah’s young trainee teachers’ efforts were fully appreciated.