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Language Teaching in the 21st Century

Under the umbrella title “Language Teaching in the 21st Century,” Dr. Patricia Pashby facilitated a series of seven workshops and ten individual mentoring sessions for faculty teaching English or other language courses in Pakistan as part of AIPS’ Junior Faculty Training and Exchange Program.  Sessions took place between December 5th and December 20th, 2018 at the University of Education, Lahore campus. A total of 38 participants attended one or more of the sessions.  Dr. Pashby took a “hands-on” approach to teaching to support and demonstrate her goal of encouraging interactive, student-centered learning.  Themes of “action research” conducted by teachers, principles of language learning, and teaching and motivation in language learning were wove into the curricula.  In addition to leading sessions, Dr. Pashby co-facilitated a session on “Student Centric Learning” at the First Annual International Conference on English Literature, Linguistics and Teaching at the University of Education, Lahore and presented a keynote titled “Revisiting Motivation in Language Learning.”


This workshop titled “Language Teaching in the 21st Century” consisted of a series of seven sessions and ten individual mentoring sessions:

• “Professional Development for Very Busy English Instructors” (Dec 5)
• “Principled Language Teaching & Learning” (Dec 18)
• “Student-Centered Instruction” (Dec 18)
• “Backward Course Design” (Dec 19)
• “Creating Balanced Lessons” (Dec 19)
• “Flipped Learning & Multimodal Learning” (Dec 20)
• “Motivating Language Learners” (Dec 20)
• Individual Mentoring Sessions (Dec 6,7,10, or 17)

Lectures and Other Engagements

Revisiting Motivation in Language Learning
Keynote Talk
Date: December 14, 2018
Location: International Conference on English Literature, Linguistics, and Teaching
Leader: Dr. Patricia Pashby

Student-Centric Learning
Date: December 12, 2018
Location: International Student Convention and Expo in Islamabad
Co-Facilitator: Dr. Patricia Pashby

Bio: Patricia Pashby (EdD) is a professor in the Language Teaching Studies department at the University of Oregon.  Her interests include: intercultural communication, pronunciation instruction, English as medium of instruction at international universities, and testing/training international teaching assistants.