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Since its creation in March 2011, BNTEA has organized many workshops in Benin with the financial and technical support of the US Embassy. Unfortunately, most of beneficiaries of those workshops have been unsuccessful in their attempt to contextualize the new teaching ideas and skills they acquired from the workshops. The workshops were often facilitated by American English Language Fellows. Part of the trainings includes online programs like Webinars and the E-Teacher Scholarship Program.

To overcome the aforementioned challenge, BNTEA has decided to involve volunteer local facilitators (Teacher Advisors and Inspectors) in our future capacity building programs. The co-facilitation of workshops with local specialist will really enable a better contextualization of the new skills and materials that participants receive from foreign specialists. Besides, prior to any future workshop, BNTEA has decided to carry out a Needs Analysis Survey which will enable our workshops to take the local challenges and needs into account.

In Summer 2018, BNTEA organized four workshops in Aplahoue, Bohicon, Glazoue and Pobe

The visiting facilitator was Mrs Annaliese Hausler-Akpovi. She is one the facilitators at BECS 1 in January 2018. She is from Modesto in the Central Valley of California where she has been working as an English professor since 2001. Annaliese worked in Benin in 1990s as Peace Corps volunteer and taught English at the National University of Benin (current University of Abomey-Calavi). When BNTEA contacted her, she agreed to use her precious vacation time to serve as a Volunteer on the summer workshops program.

The US Embassy provided a logistics support to the program for three consecutive days.

The visiting facilitator was Mrs Annaliese Hausler-Akpovi. She is one the facilitators at BECS 1 in January 2018. She is from Modesto in the Central Valley of California where she has been working as an English professor since 2001. Annaliese worked in Benin in 1990s as Peace Corps volunteer and taught English at the National University of Benin (current University of Abomey-Calavi). When BNTEA contacted her, she agreed to use her precious vacation time to serve as a Volunteer on the summer workshops program.

The US Embassy provided a logistics support to the program for three consecutive days.

The main topic of the workshops is

Motivating Large Classes: Using Interactive Teaching Strategies to Build Language Fluency with  Service Learning (by Annaliese Hausler-Akpovi, July 2018).

The workshops were co-facilitated by three (03) dedicated English Language Teaching Advisors: Mr Patrice Mevo in Pobe, Mr Romuald Oguidi in Aplahoue and Mr Hilarion Vegba in Glazoue.