Robert D. Leier Conducted a Teacher Training Workshop on Use of Technology & Media in Classroom
Robert D. Leier, a vising professor at Russian-Armenian University, conducted a series of trainings for English language instructors and Linguistics students.
Prof. Leier has a diverse background in ethnology, science and linguistics. At present, Professor Leier, a US-Embassy affiliated ELF, works in three main directions: linguistics, teaching students and teaching university trainers. He is a published author with a number of articles ranging from major issues in linguistics to methodology of teaching. Added to this is his incessant work in providing scientific opportunities, sharing information regarding publications, assisting the local lecturers in conducting their research and doing his own study on use of technology.
Being that prolific, Professor has also managed to find time to allocate it to TOT (Training of Trainers). In February-March 2019, he conducted a Teacher Training Workshop on Use of Technology & Media in Classroom at RAU. While working with the university’s English language instructors, he helped them devise the curriculum, guided them in achieving the best results possible given the current technological facilities present on the premises of Russian-Armenian University. During the intensive 5-week course Professor Leier looked at a number of software and hardware tools designated to ease the lives of English Language specialists as well as raise their language-oriented technological awareness.
RAU students have also benefited from his visit. This academic year, Professor Leier has regular classes with students who major in Linguistics. He teaches authentic English to all years of Bachelor’s Degree and is committed to bringing real American English to classrooms. Professor Leier is much loved and respected by the students who derive motivation and inspiration from his real-English classes. Also, Prof. Leier has conducted a Technology in Teaching weekly course with the 4th year of Linguistics students who are pre-service teachers and are about to enter the job market. The students gave highly positive feedback in terms of both his general and this special, technology-targeting course.