4-8 February, 2013

Training in language immersion

CEP has a great opportunity to exchange experience and learn more about education by collaborating with international partners. 4-8 of February, CEP managers along with international colleagues from Estonia have held two training workshops for specialists of kindergarten and primary school teachers from NIS of Taldykorgan and Kokshetau. 

First workshop explored methodogical training for future trainers of language immersion programmes. Estonian trainer, including S. Belova, L. Norit, M. Lakht, introduced to their local colleagues, methods and ways of planning and holding workshops, peculiarities of teaching adults, team work of trainers, active learning methods etc. During the last day of seminar participants have spent 20 minutes by conducting a team work training, where every participant demonstrated methods of active learning that they have learned during the whole workshop. Reflection of what participants have learnt gives them an opportunity to realize their positive progress and potential ways of improvement. Estonian partners during the feedback process have revealed that all participants have showed an excellent work (team work, eye contact with the audience, delivery of speeches, using nonverbal ways of communication etc.) Also, consultants have noticed that use of paper was very efficient and shared that issues with paper use are crucially important these days. Estonian trainers have given local specialists future recommendations in conducting training workshops, positive sides in work and things that needs to be improved.

Training in development of integrated textbook

The second workshop covered methods of development of integrated textbook for grade 1, based on language immersion principles. Estonian colleagues Kay Volle and Urve Aiya presented Estonian book translated into Russian, workbook for grade 1, methodogical textbook guide. Based on these documents, all participants discussed the development of teaching guides for language immersion. Local specialists have received recommendations and help for future planning.

Friendly atmosphere and mutual help have contributed to the unity of the team. Teachers have been proved once again that mastery of work depends on systematic learning and exchanging of experience.

Department of preschool and primary education