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Access Teacher Training for Module -1:

The Orientation & Training Program for Module 1 was held on 1st and 2nd October, 2010. Overall 11 hours of training were provided spread over a day and half.

The following were the major goals of the training program:

      To provide a shared understanding of the English Access Microscholarship Program Karachi, in terms of its aims, structure, content, etc.


      To provide orientation and training to teachers for the first module of the program.                                     


      To communicate in general terms the role and responsibilities as well as the desired commitment of teachers and teaching assistants for the two-year program.

Access Teacher Training for Module 2

 The Training Program was held on 4th and 5th of December. It offered 14 hours of training distributed over 2 days. Major goals of the Training Program were as follows:

         To introduce the American Headway Starter and related materials to teachers who would be using these during Module 2. The main purpose was to familiarize the teachers with the teaching materials so that they understand, and feel comfortable with, the contents as well as the teaching approaches that would be required while using these materials.


A series of workshops was organized in March and April, 2011 for Access Karachi teachers.

 The main resource person for the program was Ms. Gretchen Coppedge (an English Language Fellow from Georgetown University, Washington,  D.C. arranged through the courtesy of US Consulate, Karachi).

Ms. Gretchen initially conducted workshops on the following five topics:
Supplementary Material Development
2. Pronunciation
3. Methods and Approaches in Language Teaching
4. Teaching Oral Skills
5. Testing Oral Skills.

 In addition to the above, two workshops - one on Teaching of Vocabulary, and another on the Use of ICT for Access -  were conducted by the centre-based Access team

Access Teacher Training for Module 3

A one-day teacher training for Module 3 was held on Saturday, 18th June, 2011.

The main components of the training were Introduction to American Headway 1, resource Pack, audio visual lessons, Jazz Chants, informal assessment tools and procedures and

 online activities

Access Teacher Training for Module 4

A one-day modular teacher training session was conducted on Saturday, 10th December, 2011.

Access office based team facilitated different sessions of the workshop. Main agenda included Introduction to American Headway book 2, Integrating DARTs in Access

 classrooms, Using authentic material in Access classrooms and sharing Access best practices.

Access Teacher Training for Module 5

    A full day training program for Module 5 was conducted in June for all Access Karachi teachers and substitute teachers. In the day long training session, teachers were offered a

variety of new activities and techniques to help them achieve the major goals of Module 5: To consolidate and synthesize the learning in the previous modules, and to engage students

in activities simulating different real life situations where English language is used. The activities in the training session were designed to help teachers make the intensive classes more

 interesting and productive for Access students.