Vernacular Path to English

What is it?

This is a 2 ½ week course designed to train national Elementary teachers how to bridge to English from their foundation in Vernacular Literacy. It takes the participants through this process of bridging by focusing on teaching listening and speaking skills in English first. Then they have guided help from the staff in comparing the sounds of their Vernacular to English. On this basis they then start planning lessons for teaching the sounds and letters of English. The course includes lesson planning, materials production and teaching practice.

Who should come?

National Elementary teachers and trainers and SIL &  BTA personnel who want to facilitate bridging from Vernacular into English in Elementary schools.

Prerequisites Required:

The VPE course will be conducted in English and requires knowledge of both English and the Vernacular in which you teach.

  • The ability to read, write and speak in English and to follow directions given in English as well as be able to read and respond to written questions in English.
  • The ability to speak, read and write, in the vernacular language in which you are teaching.
  • Have experience as a TTPS, EP, E1 or E2 teacher.

Prerequisites Preferred:

  • Currently posted to a local school where the vernacular is used in EP, E1, and E2.
  • Basic conversational ability in English.

Next session:

18 August – 4 September, 2020

Please find application form on the Applications page.

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