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Partnering English Teaching Assistants

“I am very excited to start my English lessons with the ETA’s to improve my English, especially in the area of writing!” Asmida, OA Teacher of Paya Buluh After School Programme.

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Asmida, with ETA’s; Bailey and Mackenzie from Bera.

It is our first time working with English Teaching Assistants from Bera. Bailey and Mackenzie will be helping Asmida with English lessons once every fortnight. Asmida teaches in an after school programme for Primary One to Six students. The lessons would be useful for her to practice her spoken English, and improve her grammar and writing skills.

“This year I have a renewed determination to learn and speak English better. I do not know why, but whenever I try to speak English I get tongue tied, but I’ll try anyway!” -Jisam, Orang Asli teacher from Gerik.

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Jisam and his co-teacher, Asuaniza with the ETA’s from Lenggong and Gerik.

“I can communicate in English decently. I needimprovements in writing and grammer. But more importantly I hope that the English teaching assistants can share with me new learning and teaching methods. I do not have internet back in my village. Sometimes I get stuck when I think of new, fun and effective teaching ideas. I hope that this will provide me with a good opportunity to learn more and more so we are will be on par with more advanced schools” -Dinah, E2T project trainer and Orang Asli teacher from Gopeng.

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Nora, our project coordinator, Dinah, teacher from Gopeng, Salbina, teacher from Tapah with ETA’s; Sophia and Esme from Gopeng.

Our OA teachers shared the above when we introduced them with the Fullbright English teaching assistants from Gopeng, Gerik and Lenggong. We are grateful for this partnership that will help encourage and mould our teachers into becoming better educators. This year would be our third year partnering ETA’s from the Fullbright Program. The past partnerships has been very helpful in helping our Orang Asli teachers improve their English.

We would like to thank the ETA’s for making time to meet up with us and helping out teachers with English lessons.