Saturday 18 June 2022

About the webinar

The English Connects Action Research project started in 2021 to support and mentor English teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa to carry out their own action research projects. In 2022, a second cohort of teachers from Sudan, Nigeria and Ethiopia reflected and proposed solutions for their classroom issues through exploratory action research. 

This webinar provided a description of the project and most importantly, showcased the 19 projects carried out. These research projects focused on various topics such as promoting speaking practice, managing mixed and large classes, improving reading comprehension, and developing writing among others. Participants explained the focus of their study, their methods for data collection and key findings. They also shared the action plan implemented and the impact this had in their classrooms.


18 June 2022


13.00 GMT


90 minutes

About the speakers

Name Surname Country Role, job or post Topic of research
Dagnachew Adefris Ethiopia  Teacher  Improving First-Year Pedagogical Science Students' speaking  Skills
Isaac Oluwafemi  Akinseye Nigeria Teacher Students' difficulties in spelling tasks
Mayyada Assadig  Sudan English Teacher  Difficulties and challenges of speaking English in primary schools. 
Ahmed  Shareef Sudan  Lecturer Effectiveness of The Use of Flipped Classroom Strategy 
Oluwatimilehin Amos Akinade Nigeria Teacher Errors in Essay Type Writing
Bethel Udeh Nigeria English Teacher Students' Poor Performance in Speaking English
Sarah Balogun Nigeria Teacher Creating motivation for reading recommended literary texts by teachers-in-training
Sufian Mabarook Sudan Teacher Exploring of using Smartphones in doing Writing Tasks at Secondary Schools
Anita Nchat  Kevin Nigeria Teacher Difficulties with Reading Comprehension
Ibtisam Sabahelzain  Alzian Sudan  English Teacher  Difficulties in reading 
Tarig  Ahmed Adam Elamin  Sudan  Teacher  Promoting speaking
Chinenye  Bernard-Nnabuike  Nigeria  Special Education Teacher  Deaf students challenges with reading comprehension in the English Language class 
Helen  Ogudugu  Nigeria  Teacher The development of speaking skills
Aliyi Hassen  Mohammed  Ethiopia  Lecturer  Developing programming skills of students 
Abdisalan Hussein Ethiopia Lecturer  Managing a large class.
Tewodros Gebremichael Ethiopia Teacher  The use of correct grammar in writing
Mohamed Abdalla Ibrahim Himaida Sudan Teacher Trainer Difficulties in reading Comprehension 
Geremew Garda Garda Etiopia Teacher Appropriacy of reading texts to develop reading skills  
Alemayehu Getachew Anberbir Ethiopia English teacher Effectiveness of Group Work in the Language Classroom