First of all, on behalf of the Group and all the participants at the workshop, I want to thank all the staff from GJJH(光正國中) for providing us such a wonderful venue and technical support. Also, all the presenters today have well prepared and shared their practices in terms of innovative English teaching，benefiting over seventy English today teachers with thought-provoking insights and teaching techniques.
First of all, Richard shared his TESOL learning experience in Brisbane, which is a program subsidizing English teachers to study abroad by the MOE, complete with how to apply and what he has learned from it. Following that, teachers from five schools provided useful teaching practices and innovative teaching strategies, which later on elicited lots of positive feedback during the Q and A Session. For example, teachers form DLJH(大里高中) introduced their homemade teaching website, featuring animated reading materials on Halloween. Next, two teachers from CKJH(成功國中) shared teaching practices and reflections totally in English. Then, KRJH(光榮國中) introduced how to hold a Spelling Bee contest in detail. GJJH(光正國中) demonstrated how to use video clips from Youtube to motivate learning. Finally, SWJH(爽文國中) showcased their study strip to New Zealand.
In the Q and A session, views from the presentations were echoed by many participants, agreeing that the memorization of vocabulary and grammar should not be the only concern. Given the fact that the BCT is going to be abolished and the Twelve-Year Compulsory Education is already on the way, we teachers are taking on a more challenging job, which is to rack our brains and come up with more ideas to meet the needs of learners with different learning styles. In addition, some teachers raised questions about the English competitions held by the Education Bureau, such as the English Singing Contest and English Speech Contest, and they were all properly answered.