Thursday, 1 April 2010

Training of Trainer Course- MBMMBI Programme, KPM

Date: 29 March - 1 April 2010
Venue: Selesa Hotel, Johor Bharu
Trainers: Dr Rafia, Madam Nagama, Mr Vijayan ((IPGM IPTHO)

Today was the last day of our training session. The course participants were from Kluang and Batu Pahat (about 30 participants). Although Dr Rafia teased me a few times throughout the course, I didn't mind at all knowing her style! I was there with an open mind to fine-tune my skills as a trainer. As a matter of fact, I was hoping to just keep a low profile but it turned out that was not an easy thing to do. Sometimes I wish I can just enjoy a course without too much attention... It's so difficult when people know you are a GC and that announcement (by the trainer) that I was entitled to a single room since I was dg54 didn't help either :( This was the only thing I was unhappy about. Overall, I enjoyed the sessions and learn I did!

A word on the module- it was comprehensive, cohesive and compact compared to the previous MTDP (Malaysian Trainer Development Course) which was rather lengthy. In those days we had to train in four phases each lasting 3 days!  However I think five days would have been better so that the trainers did not have to rush too much. Some sessions were a little rushed. Overall, I enjoyed myself learning new things and hope to put to good use the input received. Made many new friends in the course such as Azimah, Karthika, Amirah, Rajakumar, Vasu, Ng (Jing Wen's mom), Rita, etc. They were a fun lot, willing to learn and improve themselves. I wish them all 'Happy Training'!! Thanks to Dr Rafia and her team. They did a splendid job!

Dr Rafia and I
Vasu, me, Huda, Rita and Fuziana
One of the activities- "My Career Path'

More picts...


  1. Salam Pn Rahmah.
    Did you manage to get to DG54?
    If yes, congratulation!

    just wanna share, i am learning APA references style now in Academic Writing subject which is very useful in order to make good research papers.
    Yeah, we acknowledge our sources or i should say to do plagiarism but in a legal way.. huhu..

  2. yes i did dear. tx. well am glad u are learning something useful. teach me how to plagiarise the legal way ok :)

  3. I would like to share a new method to learn English, listen to English and read English.... do not translate.

    1. Never Study A Single English Word
    That’s right, do not memorize words. Native speakers do not learn English by remembering single words. Native speakers learn phrases.

    2. Never Study Grammar
    Right now. Stop. Put away your grammar books and textbooks. Grammar rules teach you to think about English, you want to speak automatically– without thinking!

    3. Learn With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes
    Spend most of your study time listening- that is the key to great speaking.

    4. Slow, Deep Learning Is Best
    Its not enough to know a definition. Its not enough to remember for a test. You must put the word deep into your brain. To speak English easily, you must repeat each lesson many times.

    5. Use Point Of View Mini-Stories
    You must learn grammar by listening to real English. The best way is to listen to the same story… told in different times (points of view): Past, Perfect, Present, Future. How do you do this? Easy! Find a story or article in the present tense. Then ask your native speaker tutor to write it again in the Past, with Perfect tenses, and in the Future. Finally, ask him to read and record these stories for you.

    6. Only Use Real English Lessons & Materials
    How do you learn Real English? It’s easy. Stop using textbooks. Instead, listen only to real English movies, TV shows, audio books, audio articles, stories, and talk radio shows. Use real English materials.

    7. Listen and Answer Mini-Stories (not Listen and Repeat)
    Because the teacher constantly and quickly asks easy questions, you don’t have time to think about grammar. You just immediately shout a couple of words– which teaches you to respond faster, and faster, and faster.

    The 2 Big Secrets to Confident English Speaking"

  4. tx mbmmbi,
    ur methods are definitely unconventional!!


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