19th MELTA International Conference 2010: A Photo Essay

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The opening ceremony was officiated by HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah, the Patron of MELTA. HRH gave a thought-provoking speech on the evolving learning paradigms of ELT. It was interesting to bump into some famous bloggers such as RockyBru and Nuraina Samad (I was too shy to say hello) who  graced the ceremony as well. Power to the bloggers 🙂
The esteemed Dr. Hyacinth Gaudart conducted an engaging workshop ‘Learning Is Fun!’. I bought her book ‘Lively Language Learning’ and it is worth every cent. A must have for every teacher!
Dr. Sultan Al-Sharief  from UQU, Makkah, Saudia Arabia presented his paper on CALL Authoring Software. Definitely gained a few pointers on how to integrate CALL in ELT.
Presenting my paper “Utilising Web 2.0. technologies in teaching the new KBSM English Literature Component”.
Alhamdulillah, the presentation turned out smoothly and I also received good feedbacks from the audience.
  Noor Azliza Zainal Abidin from Wawasan Open University gave an exciting demonstration on ways to integrate games in learning. It was indeed awe-inspiring and fueled my enthusiasm to explore the realm of interactive games in order to sustain my students’ interest in learning.
I presented MY LIT PROJECT, my school-based action research for the Creative Teacher Showcase. I integrated the use of Web 2.0 tools in enhancing the teaching of the new cycle of the English Literature Component.
The displays. I’ve used Blogspot, Youtube, Flickr, Hot Potatoes, Zymic, Slideshare and Macromedia Dreamweaver & Firework to develop this e-learning project.

Alhamdulillah, I won 1st prize in the Creative Teacher Showcase. The success was even sweeter when the Sultanah Johor herself, HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah was there to give away the prizes. She was indeed pleased when she knew I’m from Johor and her words of encouragement are definitely the cure to all the difficulties I had to face (it’s a looooong story)  in order to attend this conference. It was definitely worth it!
Attending this conference was the best investment I’ve ever made. I’ve gained new knowledge, sharpened my oratory skills, networked with optimistic language practitioners and rejuvenated my passion for learning & teaching.

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