Strengthening English Teaching Through Service Learning
Additional partners: Yale University; Saint Joseph College; King Saud University; Sultan Qaboos University.
The partnership between Northern Kentucky University and the United Arab Emirates University, with the cooperation of Yale University, Saint Joseph College, and Sultan Qaboos University improved the training of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers by developing a service learning curriculum for English teachers in training that links EFL teaching to community needs.
Additionally, partners improved pedagogical approaches to teaching EFL, trained expert EFL mentor teachers, improved the English language proficiency of teacher education graduates, and created positive impacts on K-12 English language learning and in the community.
Participants wrote and published Learning English through Service: a Curriculum Guide for Using Service Learning to Teach English, a resource to be distributed in UAE and other Arab countries.
At a Glance
Northern Kentucky University; United Arab Emirates University
Middle East & North Africa
Jan 2006–Jan 2010