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Project Leader: Agung Sudiani
University: Flinders University
Collaborating Organisations: IALF Bali
Project Location: Denpasar, Bali
Activity Type : Training, workshops and seminars
Sector : Disability Services
Project Objective :
- To build the basic English speaking skills of 12 selected members of PERTUNI Denpasar, and
- To provide the 12 selected members of PERTUNI Denpasar and other PERTUNI members with a set of self-access materials for practising listening and speaking skills after the course finishes.
The proposed project is building basic English speaking skills to selected PERTUNI members in Denpasar.
This will be achieved by providing a basic English course, 60 hours in duration, delivered over a two-month period, Monday-Friday. There will be two classes, with each class consisting of six students. The course will be taught by a Master Trainer who has extensive experience in teaching English, including teaching intensive English to visually-impaired trainees through the English Language Training Assistance (ELTA), a DFAT-funded program.
A placement test (interview) will be conducted before the course starts, to identify the participants’ level of English proficiency.
The strategies employed in meeting the project’s objectives and outcomes:
- The teaching methodology applied during the course is characterised by communicative, skills-based, development-based and student-centred;
- The utilisation of relevant materials that mimic real life interactions encountered by the course participants;
- Flexibility in making necessary adaptations based on feedback from the Adviser and course participants;
- Providing braille texts for the classroom materials, consolidation activities after the class, and as part of the self-access materials for the participants to use to keep practising their listening and speaking skills after the project finishes;
- Involving a volunteer from PERTUNI Denpasar to read braille texts for project personnel, whenever required; and
Learning sustainability by providing self-access materials for the course participants.
The direct beneficiaries of the project are 12 selected members of PERTUNI Denpasar.
Priority Development Area:
An inclusive society through eﬀective governance
Links with Australia:
Most members of PERTUNI (Perhimpunan Tuna Netra Indonesia-Indonesian Blind Union) Denpasar have extremely limited English, the masseurs are struggling to communicate with their foreign clients and expand their service to other foreigners or tourists visiting Bali.
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