Photo Sharing: Professional Development Workshop – Developing Speaking Skills through Reading and Questioning Techniques by Professor Yilin Sun on November 4, 2015

4 Nov 2015


Dr. Yilin Sun, President of TESOL International Association, recently visited UMAC and held two workshops, “Activities to Encourage Students’ Active Participation” on October 30 and “Developing Speaking Skills through Reading and Questioning Techniques” on November 3.

“Activities to Encourage Students’ Active Participation” focused on making traditional classroom activities more interactive.  Dr. Sun showed how creating a name card the first day of class could actually be an artistic endeavor that integrates speaking and introduces a students’ personality.  A listening comprehension activity, similarly, could be a chance for students to actively participate – predicting content and orally answering questions while a recording is paused were two of the techniques demonstrated.