A Two-Day workshop on “International English Language Testing System” (IELTS) was held at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) on 26-27 June, 2018. The workshop is part of activities, organized under the program “Information Seminars for Higher Studies Abroad” with the objective to educate and orient CUI prospective candidates with respect to selecting, financing and applying for higher studies abroad.
The purpose of the workshop was to guide young faculty members and students in preparing for the IELTS (Academic). Dr. Samina Nadeem and Ms. Saba Bahareen Mansur from the English Language Center-Department of Humanities, Islamabad campus conducted this workshop and shared tips on how to attempt the different sections of the test.
Dr. Samina Nadeem is Advisor to the Department of Humanities, CUI. She did her PhD from Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in the field of Languages and Linguistics. Previously she has held various important positions such as Chairperson, Board of Studies (English) QAU and Director Model Colleges, Islamabad. Ms. Saba Bahareen Mansur is a Lecturer with the Department of Humanities, CUI. She is a recipient of the Hornby Scholarship for Master’s Program in TESOL from Leeds University, UK. She has over a decade long experience of teaching at university level and has conducted many professional workshops on English communication.
The focus of the workshop was to familiarize the participants on the format of IELTS test and to provide sample tasks/activities. The Two-Day workshop was divided into four (04) sessions. The workshop started with the recitation of the Glorious Quran followed by an introduction to IELTS. For day one sections on Listening and Speaking were covered and for day two sections on Writing and Reading were covered. A copy of the presentation and the supporting material is uploaded at the CUI blogs.
All four sessions were interactive and a good number of faculty members and students attended the workshop. The participants acknowledged the usefulness of the information provided by the learned trainers.
The workshop was organized by Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development.
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