English Language Fellow and Teacher Trainees learn new teaching methodologies at the English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop

A teacher explains his group project during the “Mini Projects to Boost Language Arts” session.

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted the second phase of its two-part English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from December 4-7, 2017. The training was attended by 18 English teachers across Malaysia, as well as Regional English Language Officer Alice Murray. The 4-day, intensive workshop was organized by the Access provider in Malaysia, Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin (SMAR), and led by three trainers including English Language Fellow Rose Graves, who is currently attached to Universiti Teknologi MARA in Sabah. Together with Madam Farah Jasmine from the Ministry of Education, and freelance English Language Specialist Khidar Abdullah, Rose delivered training on such topics as American English Pronunciation, Speaking Activities to Get Students Talking, Dazzlingly Digital Literacy Works, and The Word Whisperer’s Spell. Apart from learning new teaching methodologies, the aim of the workshop was to measure the impact of modules or training components learned during the first phase of teacher training, where all participants shared their views on professional development. To better understand how to run an Access enhancement and community service activity, the group also went to an orphanage and conducted several English language games with children there.


A group photo with Regional English Language Officer from Bangkok, Alice Murray, after the closing ceremony.