Uganda National English Language Teachers' Association

UNELTA is a non profit making organisation committed to boosting the teaching of English Language and education in Uganda. www.unelta.com

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Photos from RELO East Africa's post 21/11/2023
Photos from U.S. Embassy Kampala's post 24/06/2023

Always humbled to work with U.S. Embassy Kampala

Timeline photos 22/06/2023

The Blog is seeking an English language teaching (ELT) professional to be a regular blogger to write monthly posts on the topic of English language teacher professional development (PD). Learn more and apply at https://buff.ly/3Cy5QBi.

Research Guides: Linguistics: Phonetics 22/06/2023

Phonetics is the study of speech sounds. Although language is obviously composed of sound, speech sounds came to be the main focus of linguistic investigation only in the 20th century. 19th century linguists were more interested in written rather than spoken language. Only with the work of Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure in the early 20th century did linguists recognize the primacy of sound in human language and the secondary, superficial nature of writing.
Phonetics has three branches:
1) Acoustic phonetics is the study of the physical properties of sounds, the air wave frequencies of which sounds consist. The frequency of vibrations measured in hertz; volume of sound measured in decibels. Instruments used to measure and record speech sounds include the sound spectrograph, which produces readouts called sound spectrograms.
2) Auditory phonetics is the study of how sounds are perceived by the human ear or recognized by the brain. (Mention Oronyms, Mondegreens.)
3) Articulatory phonetics is the study of how sounds are produced by the vocal apparatus.
Writing uses graphic symbols to represent speech sounds. All systems of writing in use today represent the sounds of language. This connection can be viewed in two ways.

a.) From sound to writing. Every written language has a system of rules for how to spell the spoken word. These rules are called the orthography, the writing rules of the language.

b.) From writing to sound. Every written language has a system of rules for pronouncing correctly what is written.
In English, show far less economy of correspondence between sound and written symbol. The English alphabet has only 26 letters. However, English spells one and the same sound with several different letters depending upon the word. Consequently, one letter or group of letters can be read in any one of several possible ways, such as the gh in rough, ghost, night. The correspondence between sound and letter in English frequently involves meaning as well as sound. Often, one must know the meaning of an English word to pronounce or write it correctly: meet/meat; through/threw.
Research based on this source:
https://guides.library.ubc.ca/linguistics/phonetics
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Research Guides: Linguistics: Phonetics Research Guides: Linguistics: Phonetics

Photos from U.S. Embassy Kampala's post 21/06/2023
21/06/2023

Uganda National English Language Teachers' Association

21/06/2023

The English Access Micro scholarship program students and their teachers recently had a successful visit at the American center Kampala. They got acquitted with more knowledge on how to access and use American educational resources, Opportunities with Education USA and other fellowship opportunities in the USA. We thank U.S. Embassy Kampala and RELO East Africa for the support.

17/05/2023

The Access Micro scholarship Program, The Access students at the American Center in Kampala

17/05/2023

Access students at the American center

13/04/2023

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UNELTA Call for Participants 04/04/2023

Are you from UNELTA Jinja and Mbarara chapters? Do you want a chance to represent UNELTA at the African Lake Zone English Language Consortium (ALZELC)?

Apply Now 😎 The deadline for receiving your application is Thursday 6th April 2023 12:00 pm, Ugandan time. Follow Link.

UNELTA Call for Participants Are you from UNELTA Jinja and Mbarara chapters? Do you want a chance to represent UNELTA at the African Lake Zone English Language Consortium (ALZELC)? Apply Now 😎 The deadline for receiving your application is Thursday 6th April 2023 12:00 pm, Ugandan time. Conference details: African Lake Zone ...

20/03/2023

Good morning. This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow at 10AM will be the Basics of Professional English workshop. This workshop is a prerequisite for the workshops to follow, so if you are interested in attending and have not yet signed up, Let's hear from you today. There is still space available. Comment below to take part in this amazing opportunity! Thanks to U.S. Embassy Kampala and RELO East Africa

06/03/2023

Are you an English Language professional or teacher of English and have a presentation, research findings, and more that you would like to share during the 2023 ALZELC Conference? Here's your chance:
To submit your proposal for consideration, please fill out the form-https://forms.gle/e4EfuofRJNU6rMpe9
Proposals are due no later than March 19, 2023.
Direct all questions to [email protected]

14/02/2023

Are you an English Teacher in Uganda. would you like to learn how to create ELT resources and materials? Would you like to develop classroom resources using teachers' local contexts and curricula ?PRELIM 3 is here for you. Lets grab this guys. Follow the link to be part of this wonderful journey and project with
Uganda National English Language Teachers' Association Iatefl Wimbledon School of English British Council Uganda
follow the link below
https://forms.gle/bTpyavaKGL18yxuP7
https://forms.gle/bTpyavaKGL18yxuP7
About the project:
The Uganda National English Language Teachers’ Association (UNELTA), Uganda in partnership with Wimbledon School of English (UK) has received the support of the British Council in partnership with IATEFL and English UK, with NILE as managing consultants to implement PRELIM 3 project (1st January 2023 to 30th March 2024) aimed at supporting the development of classroom resources using teachers' local contexts and curricula in the English language classroom. The Partnered Remote Language Improvement project (PRELIM) supports the development of teachers using English across the world.

13/02/2023

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for a virtual session to learn how to successfully apply to graduate school in the U.S.

Date: Wed. February 22

Time: 4pm EAT

Location: Facebook live on EducationUSA Africa Connection page.

See flyer below for details and register using the link below:

https://bit.ly/webinarstudentrgistration

12/02/2023

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to be part of 3 and will be working with Wimbledon School of English in UK to create locally focused resources for the classroom. PRELIM is a Council Iatefl project.

15/12/2022

We congratulate our Monitoring and evaluation officer Mr Liberty Christopher upon his graduation in MSc in Development Management at London School of Economics and Political Science. UNELTA wishes you the very best Officer.

07/12/2022

REMINDER: The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is open for applications! Participants will engage in a 4-wk residential leadership training in Business + Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, & Public Management. Deadline is December 9.https://yalieastafrica.org
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Photos from U.S. Embassy Kampala's post 07/11/2022

We were delighted to be joined by Erin Watters Erin Teacherr the English language fellow at Mutai secondary school Jinja for the English Access Micro scholarship program as she engaged the Access students in wide series of learning including the Native American games like stone house games. we remain grateful to U.S. Embassy Kampala for supporting the Access program

25/10/2022

Are you a UNELTA member?
Here is a chance for a continuous professional development program in the USA

U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications from Uganda National English Language Teachers' Association (UNELTA) members for the 2023 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators. Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs that provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The program goal is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.
Visit https://unelta.org/ for a full link and details on how to apply

Inquiry About Project-based Learning 25/10/2022

Hello Teacher, Thank you for your commitment to continuous professional development. At UNELTA, we are delighted to receive yet another offer from the US Embassy Kampala to work with the English Language Fellow.
We therefore ask you to take time and answer some questions from the survey to enable us to plan and understand the current trends and needs of our teachers and members. follow link

Inquiry About Project-based Learning Hello Teacher, Thank you for your commitment to continuous professional development. At UNELTA, we are delighted to receive yet another offer from the US Embassy Kampala to work with the English Language Fellow. We therefore ask you to take time and answer some questions from the survey to enable us...

30/08/2022

NYAGILO AND THE WITCH
1. One day at school, during the story-telling period, the teacher asked the pupils to tell some of the stories they knew. Many pupils put up their hands and the teacher chose Tom. This is the story he told.
2. Long, long ago, there was a witch who lived with his wife in the forest. One day, his wife's relatives came for a visit, the witch was very pleased to see them because he wanted to trick them. He prepared a meal of dog-meat for them to eat. Of course, only witches are supposed to eat dog-meat. Anyone else who cats such food will become the prisoner of the witch who feeds them. All of the relatives knew this. At nine o'clock, when they all sat down for their meal, they hid the dog meat behind their backs. But they were surprised when they saw Nyagilo preparing to eat the meat. They tried to stop her but she ate it anyway.
3. At a quarter past nine, after the meal. the witch said, “Give me back my meat" All did so except Nyagilo. She had eaten hers. As punishment, she was told to grind some millet for the witch. She had to stay behind while all her relatives left to go home. While she was grinding the millet she thought, "When he leaves, I will run away." At half past ten the witch went to his fields and Nyagilo was alone. She quickly ran away. But as soon as she ran, a c**k started crowing, "Nyagilo is running away!! Nyagilo retuned quickly and when the witch came back, he found her grinding the millet. He went back to his work. Nyagilo was very angry with the c**k.
4. Nyagilo got ready to run away again. She got hold of the c**k and cut it into pieces and scattered the pieces in all directions. But the bits of the c**k came together again, and before she got past the fence she heard the c**k crow. "Nyagilo is running away!" She hurried back to her work again just in time. The witch again found her grinding millet.
5. At about twelve o'clock, she cut up the c**k again. But the c**k put itself back together and crowed. She was very frightened then, and when her sister, the witch's wife, came home she found Nyagilo still grinding the millet. Nyagilo told her all that had happened. Her sister advised Nyagilo to hide in a granary because her husband was sure to eat her. She did so. When the witch came back. Nyagilo was not at the grindstone. He took up a drum and beat it. He sang, "My wife's sister is in the granary.” He would not let her out and for two days she stayed there.
6. On the third day, at about a quarter to ten in the morning, the witch went away for a while. Nyagilo's sister released her, gave her a packet of simsim and said to her, "Run away fast. If you hit your foot against a stump throw some simsim there. If you hear a bird, throw some simsim. The witch will stop every time he sees some simsim."
7. The girl walked quickly until she came to a big river. There was no boat to take her across and she didn't know what to do. Then she shouted at a passing boat but it disappeared without stopping. As she looked at the running water near the edge of the river she became dizzy. She sat down to rest. At last she begged the river to help her "Please let me go across. They want to eat me," she cried. She had not finished saying the last word when she saw the water dry up and leave a path for her! She went safely across to the other side.
8. During this time the witch had been watching her. He gathered his friends together and followed her. They came to the river and took the path through it. But when they were in the middle of the path the water suddenly came together and all of them were killed. Nyagilo's life was saved!
9. When Tom had finished the story, the pupils clapped their hands. The teacher said "That was a very interesting story, Tom. I hope the other pupils' stories will be as interesting as yours."
Source: The Nile English Course!

27/07/2022

Training of Access teachers at Mutai SS in Jinja during the Access micro scholarship program supported by US Mission in Kampala

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