Marla Becking, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar
On Thursday, 25 May 2017 TEFL Qatar held its second workshop, hosted by the British Council in Qatar on Thursday 25 May 2017. The workshop was entitled “Connecting Qatari Culture and Learning Styles in the EFL Classroom” led by Marla Becking, an instructor at the College of the North Atlantic,Qatar.
In this session, Marla showed how she helped a group of Qatari English language learners become more autonomous learners. She demonstrated how she engaged learners in a discussion about the connection between individual and cultural preferences and learning styles, and shared the outcomes and impact of this classroom action research. Participants had an opportunity to discuss and take away useful teaching strategies that can be adapted to their particular teaching contexts.
Bio: Marla Becking has been an instructor at the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar since 2006. She is DELTA-qualified, and holds an MA in English Literature from the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton, Canada, and an MA TESOL from SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont, U.S.A.
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