Day: Saturday Time: 11:15-12:00 Room: SOLON (10th Floor)
An ESP Curriculum for Young Adult Refugees in India
This presentation describes a teaching and learning project that responds to the current refugee crisis in India. In particular, the project focuses on an ESL teaching program for tour guides working in India. This program takes into account both the immigrants’ educational backgrounds as well as their professional needs.
Keywords: Refugee Crisis, ESP Curriculum, Young Adult Refugees, Tour Guides, India
Nausheen Ayesha Khan is from India. Pursuing a master degree in TESOL in SOKA University Japan.
Nausheen Khan's Interview
Who is Nausheen Khan? What is the single characteristic that you want most people to know about you?
I am dedicated and passionate about my work. I always look for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.
How is your presentation connected to the umbrella topic of the conference of “The 5 Ts of TESOL: Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, Trust”?
In my thesis the designed ESP curriculum for refugee students not only train students to acquire English language, also provide curriculum for the volunteer teachers to use it anytime they are facilitating the students.
Which is your favorite T? Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, or Trust, and why?
Trust. I believe building a sense of community helps to create a stronger bond within the classroom, which is essentially the key to creating an optimal learning environment.
What does TESOL Greece mean to you?
My ultimate goal is to open a school for refugee students, therefore meeting with educators from different parts of the world will always help me to gain more information in this field and will also provide opportunities to see different perspectives of the educators.
What are your expectations from the 40th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention?
Broaden the horizon of my current research area and deepen my understanding on how to improve my research work further.
If you could send a wish to TESOL Greece, which becomes 40 this year, what would it be?
I offer my best wishes for a joyous and successful 40 years.