this is Shester SEVERE for the second report of the the workshop we made in Lascahobas for the English teachers.
Describe how communicative language teaching (CLT) was introduced: The problem we were used to facing in Haiti most of the teachers are teaching Foreign Languages to prepare the students for only the exams. They always focus on grammar rules, give the students a lot of vocabularies to memorize and ask them sometimes to make a sentence with each word and recite them when they come back to school without thinking if the sentences are communicative or not.
After the training we had with the teachers in Lascahobas, they said that the methods we used are really useful, it will allow them to know how to use their brain to create practical activities in the class with these three (3) words ICI (Imagination Creation and Invention) and they will try hard to include it in the Language Teaching to make a positive impact on the educational system.
We presented the communicative language teaching through a topic, we asked them to identify the sentences which are communicative or not.
Describe how SWBATs were introduced and what that trainees developed: We presented to them this new method which is named SWBATs (Students Will Be Able To.), generally SWBATs used to define objectives of the lesson plan. It was a new method for them according to their testimony, but they were excited and welcomed it. They said that it will definitely improve the way they used to teach before.