Saturday 30 April 2022 -
10:00 to 11:00

About the webinar

Without literacy skills, children would not be able to compete favourably with their peers and function properly in society. Teachers must nourish these skills and help students become fully literate adults. 

This webinar is aimed at teachers of English in primary and middle school and those using English as a means of instruction. 

Participants will be introduced to a range of concepts unveiling the idea of literacy and why basic skills are important. 


30 April 2022


10.00 am GMT See what time this is in your location


One hour

About the speaker

Gift Chid-Onwuta has a PhD in Applied Linguistics. She currently works for Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria in the English unit of the School of General Studies and has taught English in secondary school for 9 years. She is the Coordinator for the ELTAN, Abia State (Nigeria)

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