The half-day session began with the reading of two poems, after which the participants were introduced to the different teaching activities they could carry out in the classroom.
Teacher Zarina Hashim from SMK Mak Mandin in Butterworth found the workshop to be an eye opener as it gave her a better idea of teaching the texts using the concepts taught in the workshop.
Steven Grumach, a retired civil servant and former journalist from Bukit Mertajam, derived a greater understanding about the teaching of literature through the workshop. A private tutor now, Grumach said that he could use the strategies to help his students relate better to the literary texts.
SELC, with the collaboration of WOU’s Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (PACE) based in Kuala Lumpur, regularly conducts training workshops and seminars in specialised areas of teaching English.