The General Foundation Program (GFP) conducted a staff development workshop entitled the Global Scale of English (GSE) on 24th May 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in Hall B on the Second Floor. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Hemani Naran, who is an English Language Teaching specialist at Pearson Education. In addition to GFP faculty members, the workshop was attended by the Dean, Quality Assurance Head, English Department Head, and some staff members from the English Department.
Ms. Naran has shed lights on the major features of GSE that can be summarized as follows. GSE is briefly referred to as a granular scale that is utilized to measure English language proficiency progress. It is entirely based on learning objectives and could be used as a very effective tool of benchmarking. It is a progressive and detailed version of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). GSE is also linked with GSE Teacher Toolkit that helps teachers to plan their lessons and monitor their students’ progress in terms of excellence and relevance.
At the end of the workshop, Mr. Mohamed El-Amin, GFP Head, encouraged the participants to implement what they took away from the workshop to improve the teaching quality in GFP. Dr. Said Eid Younes, Mazoon College Dean, presented Ms. Hemani Naran, the workshop facilitator, with a certificate of acknowledgement and a gift as a token of appreciation.