Friday, February 28, 2014

VK - CV

Vinod Kaliyath
Residence: Kaliyath House, Edakkara (Po), Chelannur (Via), Calicut -673616, Kerala-India     MOBILE:9946197449;                                                                                                                             EMAIL:cyberjosh123@yahoo.com                                                                                                                                                         
WORK PROFILE 
 English Language Training (ELT) with a focus on communication skills/soft skills (since 2000); Designed “Think in English” book/blog/workshop.


CLASSES/WORKSHOPS/TRAINING PROGRAMMES - A glance:

Guest Faculty at GOVT. INSTITUTIONS
  • CREST(Centre for Res. & Educat. for Social Transformation), Calicut (since 2010)
  • ASAP (Additional Skill Acquisition Programme) - Govt. of Kerala
  • Calicut Medical College – B.Sc Optometry (2010-11)
  • District Centre for English, Kozhikode
SPOKEN/COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH & IELTS COACHING INSTITUTES
o    CGA (Career Guidance Academy), Calicut (1999-2006)  
o    VETA, Calicut; ZADOKZ, Calicut; SUCCESS GARTEN, Thiruvambadi
o    SREE SANKARACHARYA COMPUTER CENTER, Calicut
HOSPITALITY INSTITUTES
  • FCI (Food Craft Institute), Aviation Academy, ICNAS; at Calicut (since 2010).

NURSING COLLEGES/SCHOOLS (since 2006): A 30-hour English course for the first year GNM/BSc Nursing students of:
  • Govt. College/School of Nursing, Medical College, Calicut
  • Govt. School of Nursing, Kozhikode Beach
  • KDCH(Kozhikode District Co-operative  Hospital) Nursing School
  • PVS Nursing School, Nirmala College of Nursing;National Hosp.Nursing School at Calicut.

COACHING FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS (like CAT/MAT/MCA/GRE/      Bank PO/CRT etc.) at:
  • T.I.M.E, (2007-10); IMS; at Calicut.

“Think in English” training program for SCHOOLS:
  • AUP Schools at Paropadi, Vengeri, Marad, Kinalur, Ichannur,Mannur.
  • GVHSS, Nadakkavu & Azchvattom School, Mankavu
  • MES Central School , Tirur
  • KV-No.1 Kozhikode, East Hill, Calicut (2009-10)
STAFF TRAINING for:
  • Paragon Restaurants, Kozhikode
  • ITI Supervisory Staff Trng. Malikdavu,Calicut
SOFT SKILLS WORKSHOPS for:
  • ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants India), IIKM B-School; at Calicut.
  • CAPE Engineering College, Vadakara & Veda Vyasa Business School; at Calicut.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Ø  B.A (English)/ DCE (Diploma in Creative Writing in English)/                                CTE (Certificate in Teaching English)   – IGNOU
Attended International/National conferences, seminars, workshops, training programmes on interesting areas of communication like NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming),    TA (Transactional Analysis), TCI (Theme Centered Interaction), AVP (Alternative to Violence - Project), Folklore Communication, Life Skills/Soft Skills and Visual Media/Films.


PERSONAL DETAILS
AGE                                          41 years (born on 13th August 1974)
NATIVE PLACE                Calicut, Kerala (India)
MARITAL STATUS         Married


Class feedback

TO BE CONTINUED...













Tuesday, February 25, 2014

EC DEBATES

Debate on "Which is a better/safer/happier choice - ARRANGED / LOVE MARRIAGE
Do you agree with this quote by Tolstoy? Watch this You Tube Video (a Short Film in Conversational format) and let's have a good and balanced debate......






 
With whom do you agree more (Rahul or Suchitra) on WHOSE RIGHTS ARE MORE IMPORTANT - PARENT'S OR CHILD'S? Click here for the You Tube Video Clipping




TO BE CONTINUED

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ENGLISH MOVIES

 ATTICUS( in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD): To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. The State has not produced on iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is  charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. There is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left...and Tom Robinson now sits before you with the only good hand he possesses... his right hand.
In this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal. I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system. That is no ideal to me...It is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as the men who make it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty. In the name of God, believe Tom Robinson.

TITANIC

ROSE :I love you Jack. 

JACK :No... don't say your good-byes,Rose. Don't you give up. Don't do it.  

ROSE :I'm so cold. JACK :You're going to get out of this... you're going to go on and you're going to make babies and watch them grow and you're going to die an old lady, warm in your bed. Not here. Not this night. Do you understand me? You must do me this honor... promise me you will survive... that you will never give up... no matter what happens... no matter how hopeless... promise me now, and never let go of that promise.  

ROSE :I promise. 

 JACK :Never let go.  

ROSE :I promise. I will never let go, Jack. I'll never let go.

 GLADIATOR

MAXIMUS: Rome... you are better than this. 

Look inside yourselves.  I challenge you to find your true voice.  Help the Senate speak for you.  Make them your champion... And dare to think what could be. I give you back the dream.

  GANDHI

GANDHI: Do you find me stubborn? 

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won.There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it – always . . . When you are in doubt that that is God's way, the way the world is meant to be . . .think of that.

I ask you to pray for those who died. For the English soldiers . . .  who were doing what they thought was right.
It it not my law, it is the law of creation. We reap what we sow. Out there in the fields – and in our hearts. Violence sows hatred, and the will to revenge. In them. And in us.

TO BE CONTINUED...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Role Play : EC Practice with PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS

No. of participants: 32
First step: Gave the participants small slips and asked them to write in one long sentence(max words:50) without losing the focus, a single problem which they are facing now in their life (or place where they live/study/work) or they had faced at some point in past or they think/fear they would face in future.
Time given to write the problem: 10 minutes
Next step: Collected all the slips and put them in a box.
Then: Asked one of them to come to the front, pick one slip, read the problem written on it and give a good solution or give his/her point of view on the issue or share with the class how he/she overcame such a situation if it had ever happened in their life.
The learning outcome: The learners enjoyed the experience and also discovered the art of focussed writing and thinking and above all, the fear of facing an audience and interacting with them was absent. Moreover there was an authentic use of EC without getting into the features of English language. Here the achievement of the exercise was that there was a transformation in thoughts and attitude. 
Source of Inspiration for this exercise: A You Tube Video of Sandeep Maheshwari
                                                 Thank you Sandeep....keep inspiring

TO BE CONTINUED....

Saturday, February 1, 2014

THE VERBAL INTERACTION EXERCISE

In this exercise all the participants ask questions and interact but they should ask questions using only a particular verb given by the participant who comes forward for doing group interaction.
The questions can be both "Yes/No" or "Wh" types.
For eg. the participants in the audience can ask questions like:
Where do you work?
Where did you work yesterday?
Where will you work tomorrow?
Have you worked today?
Were you working in the morning?
(Here the verb to be used is "WORK")
Similarly other commonly used verbs can used to make questions in the next rounds of interaction)

TO BE CONTINUED...

THE EC TEST FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES !!

Are your students competent in these EC tasks..? If yes..then how many? What percentage?

The EC TASKS are :

1. Can they ask questions to their teachers in English on any topic of public/academic/vocational interest?
2. Can they answer questions about their own "self" ie., Personal, Educational, Family and Career aspects?
3. Can they make polite requests to get help from strangers in buses,trains or a foreign place?
4. Can they take part in a group discussion and help in shaping the group opinion/perception on the given issue?
5. Can they disagree with someone in a pleasant, peaceful and positive manner?
6. Can they talk to tourists and guide them to a tourist destination in a warm and polite manner?
7. Can they make a good speech which is direct, less formal thus inspiring and heart touching?

I hope such a test and its feedback analysis  adds to your reputation as well as evolution...Good Wishes always.....Grow forever.

VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

VOICE OF THE VOICELESS Learning Passive Voice Exercise

Change into passive voice:
I serve food.
I am serving food.
I have served food.
I served food yesterday.
I was serving food yesterday.
I will serve food.

After understanding the above, the students interact with the audience, imagining that they are now an object say a restaurant/newspaper/whiteboard/classroom which can speak. Questions can be made like:
When were you established/manufactured and by whom?
Were you being used yesterday?
Are you being used now?
Are you maintained properly?
Will you be changed in any way in future?

TO BE CONTINUED...