Some of the General Foundation Department staff members attended a workshop on Pearson Resources at Bayan College on 24th October 2019. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Hemani Naran, a Pearson English Language Teaching Consultant. It is worth mentioning that both Mazoon and Bayan Colleges use the pushing firm Pearson textbooks Top Notch and Ready to Write in teaching the English language component of their Foundation courses.
The presenter walked the participants through the varied features of Top Notch and Ready to Write series. Pearson Placement Test was thoroughly discussed as well. Also, a special reference was made to the Global Scale of English (GSE) which is a particulate scope that is primarily used to measure English language proficiency advancement. The interactiveness of the workshop provided the participants with opportunities to reflect on their experiences in teaching the respective textbooks.
At the end of the session, Dr. Anna Scopaz, the Acting Dean of Bayan College, presented a gift as a token of acknowledgement and appreciation to Ms. Hemani Naran, the workshop facilitator. The workshop was followed by lunch and a short meeting to plan further potential fields of collaboration between the Foundation Departments at Mazoon and Bayan Colleges.