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Loveleen Sabharwal

Saturday 20 July 2024

About the webinar

According to the Casel framework (Casel,2000), the best starting point in understanding Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the Casel wheel. This wheel depicts the interconnectivity that exists between learning environment, self-awareness and the community. It is the correlation of all afore-mentioned stakeholders that emphasizes the link between inclusion as part of social emotional learning in the language classroom.

Hence this workshop, we will be divided into three parts. Firstly, there will be an introduction to Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), its relevance in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education, its impact on students' well-being, academic performance, and language acquisition, and its integration into EFL instruction. Secondly there will be a discussion the importance of understanding diverse needs and backgrounds of EFL learners, creating an inclusive classroom culture, and addressing social-emotional challenges in language learning. The third part of the presentation will focus on practical integration of SEL competencies into lesson planning, designing interactive and inclusive activities for EFL learners. The discussion will end in a question and answer session.

About the speaker

Elsie Enanga is an experienced EFL educator based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. With a deep passion for her profession, Elsie continually seeks out opportunities for growth and development. In 2019, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Study of United States Institutes (SUSI) Exchange Program at the University of Montana, USA. Since her return, Elsie has immersed herself in exploring innovative teaching methodologies and the use of technology, particularly in low-resource contexts. She has shared her expertise by presenting model lessons for Cameroon's Ministry of Secondary Education Distance Education program and contributing to the British Council English Connects Project for continuous professional development. Elsie's dedication to enhance education in her community is commendable.


Saturday 20 July  2024


16:00 GMT See what time this is your location     


60 minutes

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