English Teacher’s Best Practices is held again for the third session in 2016. This is a routine academic forum held by the Department of English Language and Literature of State University of Surabaya (UNESA) in collaboration with teachers and practitioners in the field of English language teaching (ELT).
English Teacher’s Best Practices this edition will be held on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at Seminar Room, Department of English Language and Literature, T4 Building 1st Floor, Complex of Faculty of Languages and Arts, UNESA Lidah Wetan Campus. The Forum will begin at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with three teachers who will present their best practices in the teaching of English. The three presenters this time are:
She is a teacher at SMP Negeri 2 Modo, Lamongan. She will share her long experience of teaching English skills particularly in speaking ability through a strategy what she calls as “RT-RW” (Routine Tasks - Routine Works).
She has been serving as an English language teacher at MAN Tlogo, Blitar for the last five-teen years. Her experience as the counterpart of native English speaking teacher as the volunteer of Peace Corps will be a great story to share to other teachers.
Moch. Ryan Syuhadi
He has been serving as an English language teacher working with students with special needs at SMPLB-A YPAB Surabaya. He employs what he calls as natural approach in teaching English for blind in Junior High School where he has been working.
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The 2nd English Teacher’s Conference 2016
Best Practices this time will be likely special as it is at the same moment to welcome The 2nd English Teacher’s Conference 2016, which will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at UNESA Lidah Wetan Campus. This is initial information upon this event; detail information is coming soon.
This year’s conference brings the workshop concept on Instructional Media in Language Teaching, with three keynote speakers and facilitators, namely Jonnie Hill of State University of Oklahoma, the USA, with the expertise in teaching English in various countries, Prof. Dr. Amin Lies Lestari, M.A., a professor of the State University of Surabaya that administers courses on teaching media development, as well as Dr. Mirjam Anugerahwati, M.A. of the State University of Malang with her expertise in the areas of curriculum and media development on the teaching of English.
This conference is an annual event held in cooperation between the Department of English Language and Literature and the academic forum of English Teacher’s Best Practices. This forum is dedicated to the teachers as agents who stand in the frontline to the practices of English language teaching.
INAEC or Indonesian Naval Academy English Competition was held in order to celebrate the anniversary of naval academy was coming after its absence last year. EDS UNESA came with the challenge from its coach to bring either 1st winner or the best speaker. Having very tough practice, it was almost every day practice for about two weeks to prepare the competition. Since it was only one representative that could be sent, we saw a very big opportunity to win even though the diverse competitors were still becoming our threat. Here was our tourney along the competition.
The representatives of EDS UNESA were Sazi Ajeng Ayu Virginia, Landry Dwiyoga Daniswara, and Peggy Stefany Dano as the debater and Umi Mayzuhroh as the N1 adjudicator. In reaching the goal and answering the challenge, the debaters should fight in the long four preliminary rounds in order to determine our position including the speaker score which later on determined our status as the best speaker. Debaters from UNESA gained the highest accumulative speaker score which was 1,060.3 and 29.5 margins. The score was far from University of Airlangga in the second position which only reached 1.056.0 speaker score point and 15.5 margins. Beating all biggest competitors in the preliminary rounds brought us into very confident
The following day, we faced elimination rounds that were tougher than before, facing some institutions, e.g. AAL, IPDN, and Muhammadiyah University of Malang (UMM). The biggest obstacle in reaching the final round was in the semifinal. Debaters had to beat UMM with very tough decision coming from the adjudicator, split decision from seven adjudicators. EDS UNESA won with 5:2 voices from the adjudicators.
In the final round, debaters fought against the biggest competitors University of Airlangga under the motion of “As province with severe haze problem such as Riau and Sumatra, THBT governor candidates should sign a contract to completely stop the haze within two years of their administration”.
EDS UNESA succeeded to beat them with split decision of 5:2. Furthermore, in the announcement of the best speaker, three of UNESA debaters were listed in the top four best speakers. Another happiest moment was the N1 adjudicator represented by Umi Mayzuhroh succeeded to get her accreditation to be an adjudicator, even reached chair position in one of matches she adjudicated. Finally, our debaters could answer all the challenges since we brought the trophies of INAEC champion, best speaker, and accredited adjudicator.
This results would be positive boost for the next competitions, namely National University Debating Championships (NUDC) both Regional and National levels. *LNDR
English Teacher’s Best Practices is an academic forum for English language teachers, teacher candidates, practitioners as well as students majoring on foreign language teaching. This forum provides opportunity for them to share teaching experience, classroom management, classroom discourse, learning behavior and motivation, curriculum, as well as research and development in the area of English language teaching (ELT).
For this February, we have three presenters who will share their teaching experience with the audiences.
Muhammad Rajulain, S.Pd.
He is an English teacher at MAN 2 Kota Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB). He is going to talk about the instructional strategies to accommodate the less anxious teaching of speaking through poster presentation.
Ali Rosyidi, S.Pd.
He is now teaching English at MA YKUI Maskumambang Gresik, East Java. What makes it interesting is that students who have good Quran memorization have better vocabulary mastery in English. It then encourages him to investigate what vocabulary learning strategies used by those students in acquiring new words. Do they apply memory strategy?
Qoni' Zamili, S.Pd.
He is an English teacher at MTsN Grogol, Kabupaten Kediri. His main topic for the next Best Practice will be e-Learning through Quipper School. It is believed it is as a strategic investment of accommodating different learning styles as well as students' motivation.
The forum will be held at Ruang Seminar, English Department, FBS UNESA Lidah Wetan Campus starting from 1 to 4 p.m. Please be welcome to join this forum by contacting the committee.
IMPLANTING THE 21st CENTURY SKILLS THROUGH LANGUAGE LEARNING
ENGLISH TEACHING CONFERENCE (ETC) is an annual academic agenda providing an opportunity for English language teachers, lecturers, practitioners and teacher candidates to share their experience and practice in the area of English language teaching (ELT). This conference is also part of the bimonthly English Teacher’s Best Practices Forum hosted by English Department, Universitas Negeri Surabaya. We invite you to participate in this year’s ETC as presenters as well as participants with the theme of “Implanting 21st Skills through Language Learning” and the subthemes of: 1) Learning and Innovating Skills, 2) Information Media and Technology Skills, and 3) Life and Career Skills.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Abstract should be:
·Begin with a title (not more than 15 words)
·Include the name of the author(s) and affiliation(s)
·Be 150-200 words in length
·Provide up to 5 keywords and 100-word biography
·Deadline: 8 September 2017
Abstract Acceptance Notification
15 September 2017
Full paper submission
13 October 2017
·Full-papers will be published in e-proceeding with ISSN
·Selected papers will be published in “Indonesian English Teacher’s Voice Journal” with ISSN (peer-reviewed journal by English Department) in March or September 2018
Registration & Payment for Selected Presenters
16 October 2017
Deadline Registration for Participants
27 October 2017
Saturday, 4 November2017
Auditorium Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni (FBS) Lantai 3
Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA)
Kampus Lidah Wetan Surabaya
• Presenters IDR 350,000
• Participants IDR 200,000
• Participants IDR 100,000
Account name: Suvi Akhiriyah
Account Number: BTN 00377-01-58-001130-0
Facilities: seminar kit, certificate of appreciation, lunch, coffee break, and e-proceeding (for presenters only)
Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni (FBS) Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris Gedung T4 Lantai 2, Universitas Negeri Surabaya Kampus UNESA Lidah Wetan Surabaya 60213 Telp/Fax : - Website : http://inggris.fbs.unesa.id Email : firstname.lastname@example.org