English Language Specialist Marsha Chan conducts a series of teacher training workshops in Johor and Sabah

EL Spec Marsha Chan poses with secondary school teachers and early childhood education students at Keningau Vocational College, Sabah.

English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Marsha Chan, an author and consultant at Sunburst Media in California, conducted a series of teacher training workshops in Johor and Sabah from January 23 through 28, 2019.

The program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Keningau Vocational College and the State Education Offices of Johor and Sabah, benefited more than 150 English language educators and pre-service teachers. The workshops incorporated a multisensory approach to pronunciation learning that included pronunciation games to promote speaking. Ms. Chan also integrated a variety of hands-on activities in her workshop that provided the teachers a deeper understanding of the principles and pedagogy of teaching English pronunciation.

Participants commented that they learned new techniques in teaching pronunciation and will apply those fun, creative and interactive teaching methods in their classrooms.  At the end of each workshop, Ms. Chan gave each participant a signed “Certificate of Participation” from U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur.