CTELA students undergo linguistics and TESOL seminar

CTELA students undergo linguistics and TESOL seminar

Carmelita M. Poncian


With the theme “Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning through Linguistics and TESOL,” The CTELA students spearheaded by BSED English, AB English, BEED, and with the special participation of the Nursing and Midwifery students attended the Linguistics and TESOL Seminar held at BCU Function Hall on November 28, 2022.

The resource speakers were Dr. Joseph B. Quinto, Certified TESOL Trainer, and Mr. Kevin Jake M. Angyab, MaESL.

In the morning session, Dr. Joseph discussed among the teaching guides on Apology, Complaints, Compliments, Requests, Thanking, Intercultural Communication, ATMs of Speech Writing, Speaking from Manuscript, Impromptu Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Speech Act of Apology and Compliments, and the Guidelines for Corrective Feedback.

After his discussion, he divided the participants into 10 groups for the working activities.

“I enjoyed and learned from the activities because I was able to share my ideas and that way I am being trained to boost my confidence in speaking,” said Jayceelyn, a 1st year English major participant. Another participant said, “It was good because we are compelled to participate and our mind must be really active.”

In the afternoon session, Mr. Angyab elaborated on Multilingualism & Multiculturalism in the Classroom: Unpacking the Themes, Trends, and Trajectories. To learn and to be effective future teachers, he stressed that learning through immersion and respect towards different languages and cultures of other people will help in conveying your message effectively and building rapport with them.

Moreover, he ended the discussion with the topic Actuating the Tips and Tricks to Hosting and Emceeing in which he defined that hosting is used during informal events while emceeing is more formal.

According to Mrs. Aiza Bhael Kitani, English Club adviser, the objectives of this seminar is to develop communication skills in TESOL and Socio-linguistics among participants, help future teachers understand how language and culture interact with one another and provide opportunities to enhance and apply their communication skills through the seminar-workshop.