The Department of English Language at the
University of Human Development (UHD) held an international virtual workshop
with National Geographic Learning (NGL) on 25th February 2022 – NGL is
part of the American Cengage Group with the mission to help students ‘learn
about their world…[and]…develop the language and skills they need to be
successful global citizens and leaders’, NGL website writes.
The workshop was attended by a significant number
of students and lecturers in the English Department. It was an exclusive event
coordinated by UHD lecturer Mr Haval Latif under the title ‘A Glance at NGL’s
Academic Series’. It focused on introducing three of the National
Geographic Academic products: Pathways 2E, Great Writing 5E and Reading
These products are carefully-guided
lessons that develop the language skills, critical thinking and learning
strategies required for academic success. Authentic and relevant content from
National Geographic, including videos, charts and other infographics, are used.
They are designed to prepare students to work effectively and confidently in an
The scientific committee of the English
Department met earlier to discuss these precious products and determine their
components for each level.