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15Nov

English Teachers Conference

THIRD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

“Striving for excellence in changing times: No one left behind”

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sharon*No one would deny nowadays that English Language Teaching (ELT) has gone through multiple changes as a result of important innovations and adjustments in the areas of teacher training and development, curriculum design and materials production. The growing number of publications, organizations, institutions, materials, tests and conferences on ELT clearly indicate that this field has not remained static and invariable, just the opposite.
In the new approach, teachers cannot be locked into traditional models in response to different forms of communication and communities as they evolve. Teachers are the agent of change and set the right condition for language learning occurs.
This event will give the community of professional English educators a chance to think about the way they teach and the principles which underpin their teaching, meet others within the field, get expert advice, discuss ways to negotiate the pitfalls common in the classroom, enhance their awareness of the current state of teaching English as a foreign language, as well as how to incorporate new strategies and materials into lessons to help learners achieve their goals.
Don’t miss this early morning opportunity, transform your teaching and become a powerhouse in the profession!

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PLENARIES

Ms. Lisa Mann (RELO ANDES – US EMBASSY)

lisa-mann-head-shot-2Lisa Mann is an English Language Fellow currently based in Lima, Peru. She has worked in the field of applied linguistics as a  teacher, director of studies, teacher trainer and translator for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Portland State University (Oregon, USA) and a Master’s Degree in Translation and Localization from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia, Spain). She loves traveling, learning about new cultures, meeting new people and trying wonderful (and unusual) food from all over the world!

PROMOTING EXCELLENCE: CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING IN ELT

This plenary session will look at some of the advantages of incorporating activities that require critical thinking and creativity into English language lessons as a means of improving not only learners’ English, but also their ability to succeed outside of the classroom as thoughtful and analytical citizens of the world.

 

Mr. Giaco Higashi ( ANGLO-PERU)

Giaco Higashi studied Communication Science and Education in Peru and the USA. He is a certified leadership coach and obtained a diploma in youth leadership, Integrity, Sao Paulo BRAZIL. Giaco studied Advanced Teaching Methodology TEFL Certificate – Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and holds Cambridge ESOL Certificates: PET, FCE, CAE and Cambridge TKT Certificate: Modules 1, 2 & 3 with Band 4. He taught in several Institutes and Universities in Lima, New York and Miami.
Giaco loves writing and he also plays the piano and the guitar, and uses music and singing to empower his lessons. As an Academic Consultant, he has lectured extensively giving training around the country and abroad.
Today, Giaco Higashi works as the Northern Academic Manager for Editorial Anglo del Peru and Marketing and Sales Manager for Editorial Anglobooks del Ecuador.

IT’S NOT ABOUT HOW WELL YOU TEACH. IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW WELL YOU LEAD

A leader in the classroom is a regular teacher who is ready to display power to the students through the learning process in A way that students are able to understand and use the language acquired in different situations. We will explore some ways to transform mere knowledge or English proficiency into fully-equipped all-terrain teachers.

SEMI-PLENARIES

Ms. Angelina Telenta (UNIV. DAYTON PUBLISHING)

Angelina Telenta is the academic consultant of University of Dayton Publishing Peru. She is a licentiate in Education with national and international experience in the ELT field. Holds a diploma in “Teaching Children” from Universidad Católica de Avila – Spain; a diploma in “Bilingual Teaching” from University of Dayton and she is about to get her Master degree in TEFL.
She has worked at PUCP’s language institute and faculty of education and for San Ignacio de Loyola University as well. She teaches methodology and provides educational consultancy at different levels of education.

LEARNING WHILE HAVING FUN IN THE ENGLISH CLASS

Stop lecturing, giving definitions and reciting grammar rules. Remember students are naturally curious, love to compete, play and have a good time. Why don’t we add some of these ingredients to our English class? Join us to share some ideas to make our classes more active and enjoyable!

 

Ms. Patricia Medina (NUTESA)

English Language Teacher for almost 31 years, holding a degree in teaching English from Universidad Villarreal. She has participated as a speaker in conventions and training courses for ESL/EFL teachers around Peru. After all those years she joined NUTESA where she is currently working as an Academic Consultant.

PRESENTING THE FOUR BASIC SKILLS WITH CREATIVITY

There are some serious problems occurring in many classrooms. Most students simply aren’t learning very much. No wonder students report their classes being “boring,” often frightening. No wonder so many teachers resign themselves to quiet desperation, most teachers were never taught how to teach, and most students were never taught how to learn. In many classrooms the information flows too slowly. Not enough new material is presented. The teachers are not clear about exactly what is important for the students to learn, how they are supposed to learn it, how they are to be tested. One of the challenges of teaching English is the lack of instructional materials. A solution to the scarcity of effective materials is the implementation of creative classroom activities that move beyond reliance on textbooks

 

Ms. Katia Adrianzén (ABC Didáctico)

Katia Adrianzen has been an English teacher for more than 20 years and a speaker for different organizations like IATEFL and TESOL PERU. She studied Publicity Design and Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Universidad de Piura. She is a Coordinator at Montealto School and an English teacher at Centro de Idiomas of Universidad de Piura, in Campus Lima.

PROMOTING MEANINGFUL STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN THE ESL CLASSROOM

Getting our students´ attention and making them participate in class more actively is one of our main concerns when teaching becomes our passion. Our role as English teachers is more crucial than ever, which implies a big challenge when preparing our lessons. Every student´s motivation is built and sustained in every class; whenever we let an active learning happens, the more engaged our students get.
This presentation aims to share and contribute with a few ideas and activities to help our students develop their own abilities within a new language.

WORKSHOPS

Ms. Paola Pineda (PEARSON)

Holds a Degree in Translation and Interpretation (English and French) from Ricardo Palma University. Her interest in EFL teaching and languages began in 2001. She had the opportunity to work at different English Language Centers where she worked as an English teacher and also as an English Coordinator. As part of her coordinator’s functions she engaged in teachers’ training and had the opportunity to organize and participate in different training workshops. With that experience she got involved in the editorial world and now she is an academic consultant and has the chance to train teachers in methodology in different parts of Peru and also participates as a speaker in various ELT events. She still works as a freelance translator and is a member of the Peruvian Translators’ Association. Currently, she is an Academic Services Consultant at Pearson Peru – Bolivia.

TIPS FOR LEARNING ENGLISH THROUGH MOVIES

Teachers are always finding new ways to keep their students motivated to learn English and watching videos is a fun way not only to learn English but also to apply teaching techniques and strategies to keep them focused. In this workshop we will share some tips to teach and learn English through movies and explore them as we watch some videos and do “the real thing” as if we were in the classroom.

 

Ms. Maggie Steingraeber (RELO ANDES – US EMBASSY)

Maggie Steingraeber currently lives in Lima, Peru as an English Language Fellow, a US Department of State funded program. Her passion for language and culture began with a high school exchange program that took her from the Midwestern state of Wisconsin to the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina. That experience sparked her desire to continue studying Spanish, in addition to French and Chinese, and pursue a career in international education. She holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin and a MA in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She specializes in curriculum design and materials development as well as teacher training. She has previously worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in the United States, China, India, Argentina, and Chile with academic institutions, such as Clark University, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Nootan Education Group, Ahmedabad Management Association, and Universidad de Talca.

TEACHING READING SKILLS THROUGH STORIES

From television and movies, to novels and comic books, stories are all around us. A good story has the potential to truly engage, entertain, and inspire its audience. As English teachers, we should harness the power of stories to captivate our students. This workshop will focus on using written stories to practice effective strategies to build strong readers. Participants will experience a reading lesson that requires them to both read and create original stories that can be adapted for any age or proficiency level.

 

Ms. Karina Gutierrez Rojas (MACMILLAN EDUCATION)

Licentiate in Education from Instituto Pedagogico Nacional Monterrico, has been working as a teacher for more than 15 years. Holds a CEELT 1 and Certificate in Advanced English and a CELTA from Cambridge University. She has also followed methodology courses given by International House of London and the Swam School of Oxford. Her area of expertise includes EFL, ESL and EAL, at all levels from kindergarten to adults.

DEVELOPING LANGUAGE COMPETENCE IN THE CLASSROOM (Let’s flip the class!)

If by any chance you have found your lessons quite common and simple, or your inspiration has flown away, let´s share some strategies which come from a trendy approach and which can be customized at any level. Let’s flip the class!.

 

Mr. Juan Carlos Sánchez (ICPNA)

EFL teacher with 10-year experience in the field, 5 years of which working for ICPNA as a teacher and as an Academic Coach. Bachelor in Art by UNMSM, with studies in a Master degree in EFL Teaching at Universidad de Piura through FUNIBER. His interests include languages and literature (reading and writing), his pets, and sports such as tennis and hiking.

HOW TO PRESENT GRAMMAR INDUCTIVELY

Learning grammar is one of the most important features students face when learning a new language. Students either love it and use as a tool to effectively command the language, or, on the contrary, decide to leave it aside as a pending issue to be solved someday. There are ways in which we can promote the acquisition of the target language raising students’ language awareness so that they become more confident and competent language user: inductive presentation helps us overcome these barriers.

 

Ms. Rosario de la Cruz (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING)

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a professional license for teaching English at Secondary level. In addition, I have C1 Proficiency level CAE Certification. Besides educational qualifications, I carry more than 25 years of diverse teaching, coaching and mentoring, training and coordinating experience both in government and private sector in schools, language institutes, universities, organizations and at the Ministry of Education. I have worked with all age groups and taught a variety of courses. From October 2015 until April 2016, I was contracted as a Consultant for the Department of Alternative Basic Education at the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Cambridge University Examinations to provide face to face support to three hundred and fifty English language teachers in all regions of Peru. In this job, I was responsible for coaching, mentoring and training besides on-going monitoring and evaluation of the project. Prior to this, I was an English language lecturer at Universidad Privada del Norte and taught English to Secondary students at Colegio Mayor Secundario Presidente del Peru. Presently, I am working as a project coordinator in the virtual course “Improving my English” designed for public school teachers; sponsored by the Ministry of Education and implemented by euroidiomas.

CREATIVITY AS A TOOL TO MOTIVATE ALL LEARNERS!

In this workshop we will look at how creativity can be integrated into every aspect of teaching and learning English and at every level. We will go on a discovery journey where we experience how colleagues stimulate creativity in in their classroom so that we can implement these creative activities and strategies in the future in our own classrooms.

 

Ms. Sharon Cayetano (SAN VICENTE DE PAUL)

Miss Cayetano is a Licentiate in Education with a major in Philosophy and Social Sciences from Universidad Inca Garcilaso de La Vega. She holds a Certificate of English from the University of Michigan and TKT Certificates from University of Cambridge. She has also followed courses on Methodology (Diploma for EFL Teachers at Centro de Idiomas de la Universidad del Pacífico and University of Dayton), and Management.
Sharon has worked as Academic Coordinator in a Management Consulting Company in Venezuela and she has been involved in the field of teaching for more than 10 years. She loves writing and believes in the power of gratitude both as prayer and as a motivation to serve.

PRACTICAL IDEAS TO EMPOWER OUR CLASSES WITH RELIGIOUS SONGS AND STORIES: CRAFTING THE WORD OF GOD

One of the main problems we all face, when teaching English is maintaining students’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques and resources we use in the classroom. An interesting and funny way of maintaining students’ motivation and interest is the use of stories and songs in English. They represent an important input for the learners and can massively improve and extend the students’ vocabulary, imagination, critical thinking, fluency and way of talking and speaking about different things. In this workshop, we will focus on practical examples on how to use religious stories and songs in class to improve student’s engagement and make them more productive.

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