Wednesday, August 20, 2008



I have three announcements to make:

1. Five Executive Committee members have stepped down to make room for new blood. I would like to take this opportunity to place on record their contribution to all our activities in the past year and to thank them profusely for the same. The members are: Dr. Tara Elyssa, Ms. Cynthia Murray, Mrs. Elina Ithindi and Mrs. Tracy Grellmann(who has promised to step in whenever we require her to do so).

2. Five new members have joined the Executive Committee. Four of them are from the Secondary Schools and one is from the College of Education.

3. NIED has released a new curriculum for English at Grades 11 and 12 level. Please send your views to NETABLOG.

Teaching Poetry

Dear Friends in NETA

In our last workshop we had distributed a questionnaire to find out about the requirements of teachers in Namibia. We received an overwhelming response in two major areas: Teaching and Studying Poetry, and ICT in Education. We decided that the September workshop would address the first of these issues and therefore we are conducting a workshop on Teaching Poetry.

I am also excited to make another announcement. Our efforts in Namibia has started gaining recognition in different parts of the world. NETA is the subject of an article published on 18th July in The Guardian Weekly which is a British Newspaper.NETABLOG also finds mention in the article. Pl. access the internet to read the article.

We have also become associate members of IATEFL(International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign
Language) in England. This means that our activities will be reported in the IATEFL Newsletter. Hopefully through this association we will be able to send teachers for training in pedagogy, linguistics and other related areas.

Pl. don't forget the NETA workshop; It is going to be held on the 5th of September in the Auditorium at the Polytechnic of Namibia. Also bring along as many teachers as you would like to.