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University Programs for Boosting English Proficiency in Pre-Service Teachers Friday, May 20th. Geordie Brackin +071 595 6695 [email protected] PRE-SERVICE TEACHER PROGRAMS.
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Geordie Brackin+071 595 [email protected]
I. IntroductionII. What Programs I Work With At UPIII. The JLZ ModuleIV. What Pre-Service Teachers SayV. Wrap-Up and Discussion
Who Am I?
What Programs I Work With At UP1. JTK 200 Module2. Undergraduate Writing Center3. JLZ 100 Module
The JLZ Module
1. History2. Curriculum
What Pre-Service Teachers Say About Their English Literacy
Daily Writing Prompts
Advice We’d Give Our 14-year Old SelvesMemory from a PhotoMemories of LeavingMy Life in NumbersAnxieties About TeachingConfidences About TeachingRants!
Something Someone Gave to You“It was simple cardboard, it wasn’t made of anything special. It felt soft and very fine, like your fingers could slide over it. The moment I received it I thought it was just another card…until I opened the card and read the message within.” -First-year student
My Future“I see myself being able to write stories for my children and family to read as bedtime stories. I can imagine myself writing 3,000 word essays with ease and making sense of what I write.” -First-year student
My South Africa “My South Africa is the people waking up early in the morning to catch a bus to work. It is the group of young men fixing the potholes on our streets that our municipalities ignore. It is the young man who is left alone for extra studies at school. It is the women who every Thursday take a day off from work to go to church and pray.” -First-year student
The Things We Bring to University“We bring our car keys and cigarettes and Lip-Ice. We bring our values. We bring uncertainties, worries, fear. We bring lunch money. Sometimes. We bring an intense desire to learn. We bring capability and potential. We bring things we never use. We bring self-respect. We bring young minds, happiness, love. We bring Blackberries. We bring the colour of our skin. We bring old memories, and new ones to come. We bring smiles and hope and pictures of family left behind.”
What Pre-Service Teachers Say the Impact on English Proficiency Is
“This class has nourished my reading, writing and listening skills. It has given me the opportunity to express myself, and my views, in English.”-Fundama Mpendulo, future teacher
“The daily writing activities have helped. Being asked questions and having to answer in front of others has given me confidence. I can speak out in front of others, which I could not do in the past.” -Ridwaanah Omar, future teacher
“I now know what university life and literacy entails. Academic reading and writing is more pleasant. Understanding my personal literacy history has helped me see opportunities for improvement.”-Faatimah Haffejee, future teacher
“I’ve been able to apply certain skills from this class into various electives outside of class—the most obvious one being the skills needed in reading for understanding.”-Lee Clough, future teacher
“It’s helped improve my English. Especially my reading, writing and listening. When we started, I hardly understood a word our lecturer said. Now I can hear each and every word superbly.” -Mbongeni Mhlongo, future teacher