Affixes Made Easy

ABSTRACT

Teaching affixes has often become a nightmare for teachers as it can turn into a boring lesson. The teaching affixes is often minimised to explaining the rules and not-so-interesting activities such as gap filling and forming sentences.

This workshop shall attempt to present some fun-filled activities in teaching affixes, such as various board games and other fun-filled activities and how to give gap filling and forming sentences a ‘face lift’ to make them more interesting for the students. Discover some entertaining ways to teach the rules (and the exceptions), and how they can be ‘tailor-made’ to suit students’ needs.

In my experience, by using them, not only will the students have the opportunity to learn and practice their understanding on affixes, but they will also be able to practice their language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

This workshop is open for anyone who wishes to lighten up their classes with some fun activities.


BIODATA

Name : Dian Wijayanti

Education :

2000 Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), IALF Bali Language Centre, Denpasar, Indonesia

1998 Sarjana Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (BA English Language Education), Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia

Professional Experience:

June 2006 - present Program Manager, Indonesian Language Services
IALF Education for Development, Bali, Indonesia

October 1998 – June 2006 Indonesian and English Language Teacher
IALF Education for Development, Bali, Indonesia

Individualized Indonesian Language Training
Intensive Indonesian Language and Culture program
Specialised Indonesian for Australian high school groups
Specialised Indonesian for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas)
Translation (Indonesian – English, English – Indonesian)

January - December 2005 Indonesian Language Teaching Assistant, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (under the auspices of the NSW Department of Education)
Indonesian language teaching at Ryde Secondary College and Heathcote High School
Teacher support for Australian teachers of Indonesian
Materials design and development

January - July 2001 Indonesian Language Teaching Assistant
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia (under the auspices of the NSW Department of Education)
Indonesian language teaching at Nowra High School and a number of schools in the surrounding area
Teacher support for Australian teachers of Indonesian
Materials design and development

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