Engaging a Community to Improve Language Acquisition
B.J. Whetstine University Education Volunteer China 2006-2008 [email_address]
 
 
 
 
 
Secondary English Teaching <ul><li>Volunteers teach in middle and high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational English </...
English Teacher Training <ul><li>Volunteers train English Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Work...
University English Teaching <ul><li>Help students make use of academic and technical resources published in English in the...
 
Secondary Projects <ul><ul><li>After School Clubs: math, art, sports, environmental, music, leadership, drama,  </li></ul>...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Peace Corps: Engaging a Host Community to Improve Language Acquisition

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Peace Corps deploys four classifications of English teachers with different skills, training, and student population focus. There are currently 3,183 education volunteers working in 38 countries worldwide.

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  • Peace Corps: Engaging a Host Community to Improve Language Acquisition

    1. 2. Engaging a Community to Improve Language Acquisition
    2. 3. B.J. Whetstine University Education Volunteer China 2006-2008 [email_address]
    3. 9. Secondary English Teaching <ul><li>Volunteers teach in middle and high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational English </li></ul><ul><li>EFL </li></ul><ul><li>Content-based English </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources and develop materials with local teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Become involved in community and school-based projects </li></ul><ul><li>Increase local students’ English language competency and conversational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Work in after-school programs, youth clubs, and library development </li></ul>
    4. 10. English Teacher Training <ul><li>Volunteers train English Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Informal activities </li></ul><ul><li>Work with new teachers in teacher’s colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Work with experienced teachers through in-service workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Communicative methodologies, subject content, resource development </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage peer support and community engagement </li></ul>
    5. 11. University English Teaching <ul><li>Help students make use of academic and technical resources published in English in their study of languages, literature, business, medicine, engineering, or other fields </li></ul><ul><li>Teach English grammar, conversation, phonetics, American literature and culture, creative writing, and linguistics </li></ul><ul><li>Establish English language clubs and resource centers </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas and develop materials with fellow teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate communicative teaching techniques into the classroom </li></ul>
    6. 13. Secondary Projects <ul><ul><li>After School Clubs: math, art, sports, environmental, music, leadership, drama, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Repair Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanitation or Irrigation Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything you and your community deem necessary! </li></ul></ul>

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