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PEELI Training and Professional Development of Primary School Teachers
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  • Hamid Ali Nadeem,
  • Azhar Mumtaz Saadi,
  • Nudrat Fatima,
  • Namood-e- Sahar
Hamid Ali Nadeem

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Azhar Mumtaz Saadi
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Nudrat Fatima
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Namood-e- Sahar
Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Language forms the medium of communication through verbal and nonverbal means which help to develop understanding. The communication and pedagogy are part and parcel of each other as well as the teaching process. The aims of teaching could not be achieved without better communication between teacher and students. The present study was thus planned to analyze the effect of PEELI (Punjab Education and English Language Initiative) training on communication skills of primary school teachers. The findings showed that the educators recruited in 2017 and 2018 have found PEELI interesting and innovative. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are the four dimensions of communication. PEELI training has assisted them in enhancing speaking and writing skills of learners. However, they feel difficulty in developing and interacting learners in listening and reading. They look for more modules and sessions to be organized to cover all the four aspects of communication to develop better interaction with learners. It is recommended to overcome the drawbacks in future training policies thus to bridge the communication gaps between teachers and students of primary schools.