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Friday, May 8 • 16:15 - 17:00
Gulf Arab Students’ Reading Challenges BEGRÄNSADE

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The standard methodology for TESOL (teaching reading to English as a Second Language) is based on students having reached a degree of literacy in their own language. However, teachers arriving in the Gulf region soon realise that students face challenges when learning to read in English. Some of the challenges are home literacy practices, the impact of Arabic diglossia, how students are taught to read in Arabic, and the differing phonological access routes in English and Arabic. Dr. Gobert, president of Tesol Arabia, will shed some light on possible solutions to the challenges that our students face.

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Dr. Melanie Gobert

EFL Instructor مدرسة مدربة, HCT
Dr. Melanie Gobert is the past director of TESOL Arabia. She was the editor of " Perspectives" , the TESOL Arabia peer-reviewed English Language Teaching journal, from 2009-2014. She has co-edited a book, Current issues in Reading, Writing & Visual Literacy: Research and Practice (2015). She has published and presented widely in the region, including. " Taboo Topics in the ESL/EFL Classroom in the Gulf Region , " in Intercultural... Read More →

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Abu Dhabi Education Council

Abu Dhabi Education Council
The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.


Friday May 8, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

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