Language lecturers gather for conference in East New Britain

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The National, Tuesday June 25th, 2013

 LANGUAGE lecturers from teacher education institutions in the country are taking part in an annual language conference in Kokopo, East New Britain.

It is the second annual language conference held under a language support programme.

Team leader and conference coordinator Patrick Magara said the language support programme was a capacity development exercise that aimed at improving teacher training in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

It is understood one of its key activities was to organise three annual language conferences.

The two-day conference started yesterday and would end today at the OLSH Teachers College in Kabaleo, Kokopo district.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Empowering teachers, empowering children through speaking and listening”.

With this theme, awareness is expected to be raised on the importance of working towards improving the teaching of English in primary and elementary schools throughout the country.

This is would be achieved by empowering the upcoming teachers in teacher training institutions.