Third ELTIS Steering Committee Meeting

Members of ELTIS Steering Committee met for the third time on Friday 16 May in Senggigi, Lombok. A few new faces joined the meeting, included Prof. Dr. Machasin, the new Director General of Islamic Higher Education (DIKTIS), and Mr. Subiyantoro, the ELTIS Management Information Systems (MIS) Officer. Also attending for the first time were Ms. Rahma Sari (Ana) and Ms. Jeanette Lindsey Clark, ELTIS Curriculum & Materials Advisers.

Caroline Bentley, ELTIS Team Leader brought the committee up to date with an ELTIS progress report, covering the period since the last meeting — December 2007 — April 2008, as well as the planned Future Directions for ELTIS. Zuliati Rohmah and Muhsinin, ELTIS Regional Coordinators for East Java and NTB also reported on the training course progress at their respective centres.

Caroline Bentley giving a Progress Report

Caroline Bentley giving a Progress Report

Caroline Bentley, ELTIS Team Leader giving a Progress Report to the Committee members.

Mr Jeff Bost, ELTIS M&E Adviser and Mr. Subiyantoro then provided a Monitoring & Evaluation Update and reported back on a recent ELTIS Self-Evaluation Study conducted among the first cohort of Master Trainers, a selection of beneficiary MTs teachers and their School Principals. The draft ELTIS Disengagement (Exit) strategy was also presented for discussion and feedback.

Self-Evaluation Study-Subiyantoro

Self-Evaluation Study-Subiyantoro

Subiyantoro, ELTIS MIS Officer, presenting the findings of the Self-Evaluation Study.

After lunch, Prof. Andi Sarjan, Rector of STAIN Watampone and Robert Kennedy, LAPIS General Manager signed the Memorandum of Understanding, as STAIN Watampone will become ELTIS’s third Tertiary Institution partner in Phase 2 of ELTIS implementation.

MOU Signing — LAPIS & STAIN Watampone

MOU Signing — LAPIS & STAIN Watampone

(from left to right) Robert Kingham, LAPIS Director, Robert Kennedy, LAPIS General manager, Prof. Andi Sarjan, Rector of STAIN Watampone, and Caroline Bentley, ELTIS Team Leader during the signing of the MOU between LAPIS and STAIN Watampone.

Copies of the Cambridge ESOL ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching) for the first cohort of Master Trainers were presented to the Steering Committee representatives from MAPENDA, DIKTIS and MONE.

Have a Green Folder

Dr Hatta, Director of P4TK Bahasa, receiving copies of the first cohort of ELTIS Master Trainers’ Cambridge ESOL ICELT certificates.

To conclude the meeting, the two ELTIS Curriculum & Materials Advisers, Ms. Rahma Sari (Ana) and Ms. Jeanette Lindsey Clark, presented their findings from research conducted into the current state of English Language Teaching Materials in Madrasah Tsanawiyah. In addition, they presented the proposed MTs English language teaching materials teaching materials consisting of four Resource Packs to the ELTIS Steering Committee for feedback and suggestions.

Resource Packs

  • Listening
  • Games & Pictures
  • Islamic Life
  • Assessment
Resource Pack 1; Listening

Resource Pack 1; Listening

Resource Pack 2; Games & Pictures

Resource Pack 2; Games & Pictures

Mock-ups of the Resource Packs ELTIS will develop to provide supplementary teaching learning resources to MTs English language teachers.

Resource Pack 3; Islamic Life

Resource Pack 3; Islamic Life

Resource Pack 4; Assessment

Resource Pack 4; Assessment

Resource Packs 1-4 in a handy tote

The Resource Packs will come in a handy tote.

These materials will be developed and trialled over the next 18 months, then distributed to each ELTIS beneficiary MTs teacher/school, as well as made available on the ELTIS website.

Research Objectives

  • to assess the ELT material needs of teachers and learners in MTs
  • to evaluate & assess the materials currently available
  • to suggest solutions to address any major weaknesses in resources available in MTs
  • to make recommendations for the modification of existing materials or design of new materials

Ana and Jeanette present…

Ana and Jeanette present a Blue Slide

Rahma Sari (Ana) and Jeanette Lindsey Clark presenting the findings of their research report: The Current State of ELT Materials for Madrasah Tsanawiyah.

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