International Teleconference for Foreign Language Teachers by Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU) in Yekaterinburg, Russia, served as a pivotal platform for continuous worldwide professional development for foreign language educators. The Valistus faculty was privileged to actively participate in this esteemed conference.
This year's conference showcased a diverse range of presentations across various departments and Year Groups at Valistus. Ms. Sangita V and Ms. Sreeja Sreedharan offered insightful strategies for the progressive development of reading and writing, spanning from pre-nursery to FS2. Additionally, Ms. Nisha Sharma showcased engaging classroom activities focused on Spanish speaking.
Representing the French department, Ms. Nabanita Banerjee and Ms. Rekha Uniyal discussed effective teaching practices across primary and secondary levels. Ms. Rakshita Richard and Ms. Shruti Dixit introduced an innovative approach to language instruction, integrating science concepts.
This event was a platform for exchange, providing valuable insights from other presenters. One notable presentation explored the effectiveness of teaching in a native language versus a foreign language. Another, from China, delved into students' perceptions and experiences with translanguaging pedagogy in teaching English for academic purposes, presented quantitatively.
The conference also featured presentations from Russia, covering topics such as designing personalized websites to aid learners and the various stages of teacher development in a language studio. Participating in this teleconference offered educators a profound opportunity to observe the evolving global education landscape.