Kosova English Teachers' Network
KETNET seeks to strengthen the abilities of Kosova’s EFL teachers by providing a network for sharing professional development information.
KETNET and program implementers of Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) NGO within Access Program Mitrovica Region and Gjilan organized a Summer Camp in the village Brod, Dragash Kosovo for one week.
The camp is one of the activities of the two year program, financed by US Department of the State, which took place at a hotel in the beautiful Brod Valley where around 90 participants’ staff and students from both respective cities Mitrovica and Gjilan participated.
During the camp students head the opportunity to practice English language, build new friendships and also to listen lectures hosted by speakers from the United States.
Mark Naylor, the Assistant Public Affairs Officer and Remzije Potoku, Education Assistant at the US Embassy, spoke to the students about America’s interest in education and support of Kosovo’s Youth. Country Director for Peace Corps Kosovo, Steven Kurtzy, visited the camp where he joined the students for a mock airplane activity.
During the last three days of the camp the students learned new English language vocabulary, roasted marshmallows over a bonfire, braided friendship bracelets, and played games ranging from dominoes to American football. Also an official of Education USA-American Advising Centre spoke with students about education opportunities in the US. On the other hand, a group of US Marines headed a Boot Camp’’ to encourage team-building and leadership skills among the camp participants.
The students spent rest of the days playing sports and board games, writing stories in English, presenting the research they did on the history and culture of the different US states. The Access Program Joint Summer Camp concluded with a masquerade ball that took place on the final evening of the camp.
KETNET organised the first of a series of workshops for 2015 on the 28th February 2015. Focused on teaching reading strategies and reading comprehension for lower and upper high school teachers, from both public and private schools, the workshop welcomed 21 teachers from all over Kosovo MORE