Islamabad: A two-week long workshop on “Madrasahs English Teachers’ Training” under the auspices of Department of English of the International Islamic University Islamabad IIUI with the collaboration of US Embassy concluded.

Vice President AF&P IIUI Pro Fr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman was the chief guest of the ceremony. It was also joined by the Renowned international teaching trainer Don Johnson from US and Dean Faculty of Language & Literature Dr. Munawar Iqbal Gondal as resource persons of the workshop, while Advisor Student male Dr. Safeer Awan was coordinator of the workshop, Dr. Bashir acting head Department of Arabic, Director HR Muhammad Tabrez Aslam were also present.

The Workshop was attended by around forty Madrasah teachers from Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, Peshawar, Mohmand Agency, Malakand, Peshawar, Islamabad and other areas of the country respectively. Addressing to the participants Dr Sajid ur Rehman put strong emphasis to make themselves fluent in foreign languages specially English being international for the cause to spread the universal message of Islam.

He said that as the Quran and Hadith are most authentic source of knowledge, being Muslim a great responsibility lies on us to disseminate the golden tenets of Islam to the nations of the world. In order to do that language is very important, so the Madrasah teachers should endeavour for this cause. Dr. Sajid ur Rehman also appreciated the efforts to organize such a valuable workshop.

Addressing the ceremony Don Johnson said that methodology has vital role in the field of teaching and learning. He also admired the step of organize this workshop, and thanked participants for their hospitality and kindness.

In his welcoming note Dr. Safeer Awan highlighted the value of English language for the Madrassah teachers in the contemporary world. He said that this workshop would help participants in self development and as a source of their success in the future. Dr. Safeer also briefed about aims and objectives of the workshop.

The workshop included communication language teaching, teaching pronunciation, vocabulary, lesson planning, teaching writing skills, teaching grammar and reading skills and interactive sessions to improve English language proficiency and teaching method of the participant teachers. At the end, the participants were also awarded certificates on successful completion.

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