IPB Language Center and Regional English Language Office (RELO), US Embassy Jakarta held a workshop on Reading Strategies, Develeping Academic Reading Strategies for Improved Comprehension on Thursday, June 16th, 2016. The speakers were fellows from America, Casey L. Moorman and Ingrid Naumann. Casey L. Moorman was an American English Language Fellow for IPB and Ingrid Naumann was an American English Language Fellow for Sebasa Polisi, Jakarta. The aim of the workshop was to help teachers in Bogor develop their skills to teach English especially reading skill.
The worskhop was held in Balaikota Bogor because it was closer to everywhere. There were 63 participants attending the workshop. They were teachers of senior high schools and also the last semester of college students majoring in English education. The Director of IPB Language Center, Dra. Alfa Chasanah, MA opened the workshop, and then the Mayor, Dr. Bima Arya, gave his welcome speech.
Some of the participants were interviewed at the end of the workshop. They told the committee that the workshop were really meaningful and useful for them as they used to teach reading monotonically. Moreover, they said that they felt bored themselves when teaching reading. However, having joined the workshop, the participants felt excited to apply the strategies they just learnt from the great speakers in their classrooms.
Besides workshop, the committee of the workshop also launched a book entitled Reading Strategies, Develeping Academic Reading Strategies for Improved Comprehension written by all the English staff of IPB. The book contains pre, during and after reading strategies that can be used in the classrooms. As the participants were eager to learn more about the strategies, they purchased the books not only for them but also their friends.
For the committee, the event conducted was really satisfying because the participants were really content with the workshop. Above all, the goal of the workshop was achieved. Thank you for everyone taking part in the workshop. Without them the workshop will mean nothing. Special thanks to Ibu Amita Nucifera for her hard work. Because of her, the workshop and the book launching were successfully held.