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SELF EFFICACY & STUDENT'S AGENCY Agency or self-efficacy or we may call it self-concept; they are not novice in the field of pedagogy. 100 years ago there were experiments in Winnetka, Illinois, USA on mastery based learningand they saw great results, but they wouldn’t able to scale it because it was logistically difficult. The teacher had to provide different worksheets to every student,based on-demand assessments to carter the need of every learner. Now a day, after the easy access of modern gadgets and internet, if the teacher is depriving a learner from mastering the concept and not exercises his agency, I believe the teaching community is committing heinous crime. This is all based on the idea that if we let our learners tap into their potential by mastering concepts, by being on the idea to exercise agency over their learning. Being an ESL Teacher for past 18 years, I reached to the hypotheses that the students best learn when the play with the target language on their own…
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Another Milestone at YELI (Group Project Exhibit Day)
Group Project is one of the major components of the assessment scheme at Foundation year program.  The main focus of the project is to build students’ knowledge, understanding and skills as they collaborate with each other. The completion of this project has developed students’ success skills in the 21st century, which include self-management, active learning, creativity and communication. Group project exhibition was held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in AC building where students exhibited their creative work. The students, as well as teachers, showed a great sense of verve while showcasing their final product. It was a very healthy competition amongst the students. The students were quite enthusiastic about their work. They delivered engaging presentations based on their creative outputs. The judges nominated the winners. The following nominees were announced as winners from ENG 001 course at foundation year program. Winners of G…

Writing Tutor for Writing Skill

Writing Tutor for Writing Skill Link the link for More Details: My recent presentation at YELI, PLC on December 7th, 2017.
This workshop will demonstrate how to use the Writing Tutor feature of the Q Skills Online to develop Foundation Year student's writing skill. Using his own experience in using the web-based tool, the presenter will show how his class benefited from the instructional and assessment functionalities of the Writing Tutor. At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to have familiarized themselves with the tool and have gained deeper insights on exploiting such technological resource to enhance student writing.
Mr. Abbasi holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from International University Islamabad
(Pakistan) and a TEFL Diploma from Canadian Collage of Education, (Toronto, Canada).
He also holds an Advanced Certificates in pedagogy, active learning, methodologies,
assessment, (Problem Based Learning) PBL, and (Project Based Learning) POBL from
Christchurch Po…
Enjoy Writing Task in Group Work.      Being an EFL teacher for more than 18 years, creative writing is always a daunting task for me. Above this Arab oral cultural adds fuel to the fire. Therefore, the writing techniques and activities are always my aria of interest. I usually share my ideas with my colleagues at YIC and discuss with them the devise some frame work to guide our learners towards better writing technique.
     During the second semester 2016 I tried various writing techniques to guide my learners towards better and comprehensive writing. I have started the writing tasks with group work and then I moved on to pair work and finally my students have to accomplish the task individually. In this semester, I would like to arrange steps through which my students can organize the writing task initially and later own fulfill it using the target vocabulary. I really found it very helpful and convincing. I plan few steps to guide my students.  They steps are as under: 1.Draw the cle…

Writing Process in ENG 001

Writing Process in ENG 001 

            The writing task is always a challenge for an EFL teacher because the EFL learners, in general, find it very challenging and time consuming as well. Recently I tried to find a solution for this problem. I have to devise a writing task to meet the learning out of the lesson in which students have to write a paragraph about what makes them laugh. I try these steps and ultimately we are able to write a good paragraph on the given ILO.  





STEP 1: Mind Mapping STEP 2: Card for Students STEP 3: Topic Sentence STEP 4: Supporting Sentences STEP 5: Concluding  Sentences STEP 6: Post it online

Writing Process in ENG 001

Writing Process in ENG 001 

            The writing task is always a challenge for an EFL teacher because the EFL learners, in general, find it very challenging and time consuming as well. Recently I tried to find a solution for this problem. I have to devise a writing task to meet the learning out of the lesson in which students have to write a paragraph about what makes them laugh. I try these steps and ultimately we are able to write a good paragraph on the given ILO.  





STEP 1: Mind Mapping STEP 2: Card for Students STEP 3: Topic Sentence STEP 4: Supporting Sentences STEP 5: Concluding  Sentences STEP 6: Post it online

Student's Agency and Self-Efficacy

Student's Agency and Self-Efficacy
Agency or self-efficacy or we may call it self-concept; they are not novice in the field of pedagogy. 100 years ago there were experiments in Winnetka, Illinois, USA on mastery based learningand they saw great results, but they wouldn't able to scale it because it was logistically difficult. The teacher had to provide different worksheets to every student,based on-demand assessments to carter the need of every learner.
Now a day, after the easy access of modern gadgets and internet, if the teacher is depriving a learner from mastering the concept and not exercises his agency, I believe the teaching community is committing heinous crime. This is all based on the idea that if we let our learners tap into their potential by mastering concepts, by being on the idea to exercise agency over their learning.
Being an ESL Teacher for past 18 years, I reached to the hypotheses that the students best learn when the play with the target language on their o…