First Virtual Colloquium 2020 by TESL students

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. QIU is committed not to let the current Covid-19 pandemic hinder teaching and learning at the university.

As such, the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) recently held its very first Virtual Colloquium 2020 which was organised by the final year students from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Teaching of English as a Second Language Programme.

A total of 9 presenters presented their final year project. The colloquium saw the participation of  TESL students from Year 1 to Year 3, third year students from School of Education and the lecturers from the School of English and School of Education.

This event was the very first virtual event organised by the TESL students. The aim of the FSS Virtual Colloquium 2020 was to share knowledge among educators about recent educational challenges that were related to the English Language.

The five main topics of the colloquium were Authentic Materials, Teaching and Learning Skills, Feedbacks, Perspectives and English Language Education, which reflect technology-based teaching.

Professor Dr Chan Nee Nee, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Quest International University officiated the event with an inspirational speech aimed at enhancing English Language among Malaysian graduates.

The presentations were conducted simultaneously in three parallel sessions via Google meet. The closing ceremony was a fusion of events, from presenting the best speakers, the Kahoot winners, and the Question and Answer session champions.

Overall, the colloquium had offered an insightful and remarkable experience for the organising committee and the audience. It was a great success.


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