AIOU TEFL Diploma programme
AIOU surveys TEFL Diploma effectiveness
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) conducted a countrywide
survey to analyze the effectiveness of Diploma TEFL being offered by the
Department of English Language &Applied Linguistics.
The students were
asked about course content and organisation, student contribution, learning
environment and teaching methods, learning resources, quality of delivery,
assessment, instructor/teaching assistant evaluation, tutorials,
The Department of English & Applied Linguistics
was established with the inception of Allama Iqbal Open University in 1974. The
department offers courses in English language at different levels and a two-year
Master's programme in TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language).
aim of the programme is to create awareness in the students about approaches,
techniques and methods involving the learning and teaching of English in the
classroom. It carries 10 AIOU credits/60 credit hours.
The students are
required to attend tutorials, submit assignments, make presentation of projects
and attend face-to-face workshops. The Department also offers a one-year
Post-Graduate Diploma in TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
through open distance learning system. The students acknowledged the
significance of the Diploma TEFL in developing their personal and professional
skills as English language teachers.
They were satisfied that the objectives
of the course were fully achieved.
They also commented that the contents of
curriculum were advanced and met programme objectives. They appreciated the
course contents, presentation of the study material, tutorials and assessment
They acknowledged the role of the tutors who not only taught them the
courses but also encouraged them to use the latest teaching techniques in their
classroom. They mentioned that the programme administration was effective in
They appreciated the new scheme of studies introduced by
the department in 2005, in which tutorials, assignment presentations and
workshops were made compulsory.
A teacher's analytical and problem-solving
skills are very important in an effective teaching/learning environment. Also
the respondents' feedback reflects successfulness of the programme in terms of
disseminating information regarding teachers analytical and classrooms
management skills. The Dip TEFL was successful in developing independent
thinking of the students as well. All courses in Dip TEFL programme have been
designed to create a culture of student-centred teaching-learning environment.
It also envisages an atmosphere of independent learning leading to student's
autonomy. The Dip TEFL also helped the students to incorporate ethical values in
On the one hand students appreciated the programme; on the other they mentioned
their problems as well. They suggested that there should be more-co-curricular
and extra-curricular activities. They also asked for provision of
scholarships/grants available to students in case of hardship.
important area identified by the students was provision of library facilities to
the students who are studying at distance.
They suggested that the AIOU
should issue identity cards to the students to consult libraries and resource
centres of different Universities/organisations.
Future programmes of the
department include M Phil in TEFL /Applied Linguistics, Certificate level
courses in ELT, a non-broadcast video on phonology, a series of television
programmes on conversational English, a non-broadcast video on microteaching and
Certificate in English for Specific Purposes. The Nation
"I want to learn effective Engish on all regards."
Name: Abdul Shakoor
City, Country: Peshawar,Pakistan
"my name is mian adeel"
Name: mian adeel
City, Country: faisalabad pakistan
"i did PGD-TEFL from NUML and now want to take admission in M.A TEFL from AIOU,am i eligible for this?and when ur new admission will start and whats the procedure?thank u"
Name: safdar Ali khan
City, Country:HARIPUR HAZARA
"It is requested to the coordinator of TEFL programme of AIOU, that after doing diploma in TEFL the students have to wait or to waste one full year to complete their MA in TEFL, it is really a big problem....and it breaks the consistancy in study and also lose their tempo.So it is requested to pay attention on this matter."
Name: sana khan
Email: sana email@example.com
City, Country:isalmabad, pakistan
"How can I do TEFL Diploma from Taif, Saudia."
City, Country: Taif, KSA
"I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE VALUE OF TEFL IN RESPECT OF IMPROVING OR SUPPORTING DIVISION IN MA ENGLISH LITERATURE."
"how can i do tefl diploma?when admissions are opened?"
"i want to get information about dip tefel entry test which ll be conducted by nts .i ll be thankful to u any student who ll help me."
Name: tahseen shahid
City, Country: wah cant pakistan
"to be or not to be that is the question"
Name: dilshad hussain shah
City, Country:Rawalpindi/Islamabad and Pakistan
"i am going to take admission in tefl. but i dont know the pattren of entry test of tefl in aiou.would u plz guide m n tell m any book containing meterial of entry test of tefl.Thax"
City, Country:gujranwala pakistan
"can any body please tell me how 2 prepare 4 tefl test by nts any website or book or some pattern plz"
Name: sadaf mohsin
City, Country: lahore
"i have sent admission form admission in diploma in tefl frm aoiu but still have no intimation for test"
Name: rizwan ali khan
"Respected I Can learn cloth cutting & sew but i cannot fund a books or other information"
Name: Imran Haider Awan
"i did M.A from NUML.and now i want to do tefl.will u plz give me detailed information regarding ur course,the date,time,fee and ciass.that how one can take admission in tefl plz send me all the information as soon as possible"
Name: khushi rehman
"I am heartly please of Aiou TEFL courses but the pattern and correspondent system is not good. They send date sheet wrongly like this smester of TEFL, workshop date is mentioned on Roll No slip but workshop will be held In Lahore at its specific centers. It creats a lot of hurdles for the jobians. I request the authorities plz do the needful in this matter. Thanks"
Name: M. Nawaz
City, Country:Okara, Pakistan
"I am an M.A Economics, B.A, B.Ed. Currently, i am working as a PST. I have heard that with a TEFL Certificate you can have a chance to teach abroad and countrywide. I want to get a TEFL Certificate from a recognized institute. I live and work in Sanghar, a small town. Can anyone guide me? i will be thankful for the favor."
Name: Aijaz Ali
City, Country:Sanghar, Pakistan
"i want the guide line for entry test for tefel plz guide me"
City, Country: lahore
"i want to know details of TEFL addmission requirements and when addmission starts"
"I need information about the course contents of diploma in TEFL."
Name: MUHAMMAD TAHIR
"Assalamo Alaikum! Anyone who is studying or wants to study English Language / Linguistics / Diploma / MA TEFL in AIOU can contact me for guidance. Please be sure to write short and relevant questions. Best of Luck!!!"
Name: Muhammad Amjad
City, Country:Faisalabad, Pakistan
"i want to know details of TEFL admission requirements and when admission starts"
Name: Muhammad Ali
"i got admission in TEFL but until now could not get any books or any think els.Plz tell me when u will send anything about it"
Name: saima yaqoob
City, Country:shinkiari mansehra
"i want to get information about tutors name in TEFL multan."
Name: Javed Iqbal Sheikh
"please inform me i am saty in saudia ariba how can i do elecritcal diploma"
Name: shabbir ahmed minhas
"i want to do tefl from Allama Iqbal University. would anyone guide me how to apply for that course."
Name: malik muhammad yaub
City, Country:Jhehlum, Pakistan
"salam to all. plz tell me about the information of admition of PGD TEFE and preparation of its test which held by NTS.any book or other sours"
Name: HAFIZ M KHALID
"Diploma TEFL ma mara 1st semester continue he lakin 2nd semester spring 2012 k admission k lye muge abi tak university walon ne form nae baja or muge kal pata chala he k admission to 15 september ko close ho chuky hen ab ma kia krun muge koe btay plz warna mara semester waste ho jay ga . university waly itny gair zimadar kue hen."
Name: Rakhshanda rashid
City, Country:rawalpindi ,pakistan
"i want to know about tefl cost and its time duration.im graduate and passed my b.a with 416 marks.may ive taken admission in aiou for tefl?in english i have got 58 marks only."
"I am MSc in Biology. Can I applied for post graduate diploma in TEFL or not.What is eligibility criteria for TEFL.I m staying in saudia can I find online diploma from AIOU"
Name: zaib maqsood
City, Country:saudi arabia
"i am Wapda Employer.(LM 2) Experience : 12 year I want to do diploma in Electrical field. age:38 year old Is it possible or Not..Plz rply me as soon as possible. Thanks."
Name: Nadeem khan
"i hv gone M.A in English .and now i want to do tefl.will u plz give me detailed information regarding ur course,the date,time,fee and ciass.that how one can take admission in tefl plz send me all the information as soon as possible"
"i want to learn asic english languge course.my education is F.A. my age is about 50. can i do it"
Name: syed nasir raza
City, Country:distt jhelum. pakistan
"I need information about admission date and duration of Diploma in TEFL"
Name: ghazala ehsan
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan.
"I want to get diploma in tefl plz infm me about documentations. thx"
City, Country: kotli AJK
"any body please tell me about tefl programme"
Name: sameer ali
"how can we get admission in tefl. pls give me detailed information."
Name: habiba ul rehman
City, Country:rahim yar khan, pakistan
"plz tell me about gat test for m.a tefl of 2013 new admission"
City, Country: lodhran pakistan
"i want to do MA tefl but have no information. plz help me how can i do tefl and when admission are opened."
City, Country: haroonabad
"I want to get m.a tefl degree along dip in tefl. How long duration itll take? Moreover how can i proceed my admission? Do i need to clear GAT? Regards."
Name: Awais Malik
City, Country: Sialkot, Pakistan
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Fashion on campus
Fashion usually refers to styles of dress that are popular in a culture at any
given time. Such styles may change quickly, and 'fashion' in the more colloquial
sense refers to the latest version of the styles.
Every person is
fashion-conscious. It is rather a craze all over the world. The western
countries in general are the homes of fashion. France in particular is known for
the latest fashion.
Students in Pakistan are very particular about
fashion. Everyone whether a boy or a girl, dresses in the latest fashion. They
do it in a competitive spirit to look smart, up-to-date and
Students ape actors and actresses. Some of them see a film to
copy the latest fashion. They put on expensive and fascinating clothes of the
latest cut, colour and design; they make liberal use of cosmetics and beauty
aids. They do not realise that they are wasting their precious time and energy
in this effort.
In addition, they waste the hard-earned money of their
parents. Tailors also introduce fashion. It pays them. Tailor shops are always
crowded with people. Tailor shops are the temples of today. They add to the
physical charm and grace.
Fashion is not confined to dress alone. Fashion
includes going to clubs, hotel or restaurant, smoking, reading film magazines,
expensive and trendy mobile phones, making many friends. Everyone makes the
effort to look like a film star.
The boys grow long hair while the girls
get their hair bobbed. Girls prefer to look like dolls and move about like
butterflies. Students have become crazy after fashion. But this is all being
done at the cost of their studies.
They are wasting the precious time of
their life. Sometimes, poor parents are burdened with fashion bills. The body
must be given the proper care but not artificially. Vulgarity should as far as
possible be avoided.
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Nust offers to relocate affected software firms
Islamabad: NUST has offered to relocate temporarily
the affected software industrial partners who suffered in the recent suicide
attack at Marriott hotel. It is worth mentioning that the major software houses
were located in the Evacuee Trust Complex adjacent to Marriott hotel, namely
KMKR, Siemens, Motorola, Mondo, GEO PAQ, Touchstone Communications, OVEX
Technologies, Microsoft, BrightSpyre, Ministry of IT, PSEB, Jin Technologies,
Kaptec, Ikonomi, Bentley, PRAL, Inbox, CISCO, and Pakistan Tobacco, who are in a
dire need to shift elsewhere. NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science (SEECS) while expressing condolence and commiserations on the tragic
deaths of the employees of some of these companies has offered them to utilize
its available free space as a stop-gap arrangement, as gesture of goodwill.
Ikonomi, Kaptec and Jin Technologies have already moved to SEECS campus till the
recovery of their own infrastructure at Islamabad. The News
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