0427 Workshop Information : Teaching English in Taiwan University Using English made "E.Z"
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0427 Workshop Information : Teaching English in Taiwan University Using English made "E.Z"

Internationalizing Universities in Taiwan using English as a language of instruction has often been laggard due to a number of reasons ranging from Professor's lack of confidence to teach using English, to students’fear of not being able to understand what the professor is teaching.
Most Taiwanese are very good at reading and writing in English, but when it comes to speech most of them are shy and as result the progression of English has been hampered.

To solve this problem Dr. Steve Wallace in a workshop held at the National Sun Yat-sen University emphasized on the manner of teaching rather than on the spewing of English jargons while teaching and encouraged the professors to begin using English during their lectures.
He pointed out how teaching is a performance and how varying your voice tone can affect how students respond to you. Citing Noble prize laureates, he discussed how the use of simplified language and the use of signposting can help students follow the professor's lecture.
He further discussed how confidence helps students appreciate a Professor's lecture and concluded by discussing the role of question and answer in the classroom to encourage interaction between the professor and the students.

For more details, please refer to the attached article.
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