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English Teachers Conference

FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

“Connecting and Innovating For a Brighter Future In ELT”
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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. Silvia Pinto (DRELM – MINEDU)

Candidata a Magister en Docencia Universitaria por la UCV, con estudios de Segunda Especialidad en Enseñanza de Inglés como Segunda Lengua en la UNFV. Cuenta con diplomados otorgados por la USIL y la PUCP en Gestión Educativa y Proyectos Educativos y Cultura de Paz. Trabajó como Asesora de Centro de Idiomas de la UCH, docente de Inglés y Lengua y Literatura en escuelas privadas y públicas, en los niveles de inicial, primaria y secundaria,  Directora de la II.EE. N° 7265 en Manchay;  así como enseñó inglés en el Instituto Pedagógico San Marcos, Escuela Militar de Chorrillos, Centro de Idiomas San Marcos, Instituto ADEX, Instituto Privateacher, Universidad  de Ciencias y Humanidades, Universidad San Martín de Porres, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola y Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal. Estudió Acompañamiento Pedagógico en la Universidad Cayetano Heredia y fue estudiante de Maestría en Formación de Docentes de Inglés como Segunda Lengua con FUNIBER y Universidad de Piura, Participante del Diplomado en Gestión de Competencias e Innovación del Currículo, de la Universidad Marcelino Chamapagnat. Licenciada en Lengua y Literatura y Consultora Académica en metodología de enseñanza del idioma Inglés. Cuenta con las certificaciones internacionales de TKT y FCE, por Cambridge University.
Actualmente es Coordinadora Regional de Inglés de la Dirección Regional de Educación de Lima Metropolitana – MINEDU.

INGLÉS, PUERTAS AL MUNDO

 

Ms. Angelina Telenta ( UNIVERSIDAD DAYTON)

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.

CRÍTICAL THINKING AND ITS RELEVANCE IN THE EDUCATION OF THE 21ST CENTURY

The recall of our school years may bring back to many of us tedious moments trying to memorize information usually necessary for a presentation or a series of examinations . The requirement after reading pieces of information was in some way a challenge to our memory and in the best cases to be able to show understanding.
Nowadays in the 21st Century , also called the age of information, students are required to achieve and perform skills present in ‘Critical thinking’ that foster full understanding and informed decisions. Join us in this presentation to share interesting ideas to help our students develop critical thinking through the application of reading comprehension strategies.

Ms. María Luisa Mu (CTS)

Maria Luisa Mu is the Academic Director of Customized Training Services. She was the General Coordinator of the Language Department at USIL and is a certified teacher trainer with ample experience teaching Business in England, Spain, Chile and Peru where she participated in the organization of the English for Business Programme at ESAN and Universidad del Pacífico. She has also taught ESP at UNDP, FAO, OIT and UNESCO.
Maria Luisa is an educator who holds a Master in English Language Teaching from the University of Sheffield, England and Diplomas in Teaching English Methodology from the University of Cambridge and from Oxford University. She also has Post-Graduate Degrees (Diplomado de Segunda Especialidad) in Educational Management (PUCP), Information Technology (USIL), Curriculum Design for Distance Learning Courses (PUCP), Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (PUCP) and Teacher Training (UPCH).
She was the tutor of the blended-learning Master Degree course in TEFL from Universidad de Piura-FUNIBER and is currently one of their thesis advisors besides being a Speaking Examiner from Cambridge University from YLEs to CPE.

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: LINKING LEARNERS TO ACTIVITY TYPES

Multiple Intelligences explain the fact that some students enjoy working in groups while others are much more productive working alone or why some learners prefer to draw pictures to remember new vocabulary while others seem to need to just hear a word to be able to use it themselves.
This session will provide some ideas that will enable teachers to adapt some of our course book activities to meet the multiple intelligences and learning styles that our students have.

SEMI-PLENARIES

Mr. Robert O’Leary (RELO ANDES US EMBASSY)

Robert O’Leary is an educator and a world traveler. For ten years he worked as a high school ESL teacher in Washington Heights and the Bronx in New York City. Previously, he was a United States Peace Corps TEFL Volunteer in Donetsk, Ukraine from 1996-1998. He returned to Peace Corps and Ukraine in 2015 and has worked with the Pedagogical Department at Ivan Franko Zhytomyr State University as a teacher trainer and curriculum developer. Although he has traveled extensively in Central America, this will be his first time in South America.

INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM TECHNIQUES FOR EDUCATORS TRYING TO MAKE A MORE STUDENT-CENTERED CLASSROOM

‘Interactive classroom techniques for educators trying to make a more student-centered classroom’ will focus on process drama. Educators will learn how to use this technique to shift the responsibility of learning from the teacher to the students.

Ms. Patricia Medina (NUTESA)

English Language Teacher for almost 32 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.

READING… IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?

Good readers have developed good habits when they read. We call these habits strategies. Before you can truly improve your reading skills, you need to understand what happens in good readers’ minds while they read. You may even do these things already. You just don’t know it…yet.

 

Ms. Katia Adrianzén (ABC DIDÁCTICO)

Katia Adrianzen has been an English teacher for more than 20 years and a speaker for different organisations like IATEFL and TESOL PERU.
She studied Publicity Design and Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Universidad de Piura. She is the English Staff Coordinator at Montealto School in San Isidro and an English teacher at Campus Lima Universidad de Piura Language Centre

MASTERING THINKING SKILLS – STRATEGIES THAT WORK!

Nowadays, children are overwhelmed with technological devices therefore teachers are making a great effort to update themselves in how to use the latest tools, new approaches and varied strategies in order to inspire these 21st century children in English classes.
This session will let us make our lessons more enjoyable and meaningful for them. Join us and discover how!

WORKSHOPS

Ms. Lisa Wakefield (RELO ANDES US EMBASSY)

Lisa Wakefield has her Masters in TESOL from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She taught ESL for 27 years in the Glendale Union High School District, and she was also the ESL Department Chair. She has served on Department of Education Committees rewriting ESL Standards and adapting state language testing. She was the ESL Teacher of the Year for Arizona in 2006. She has taught and written curriculum for universities, and conducted professional development for secondary ESL teachers. Lisa has traveled to Kazakhstan to work with English teachers; she taught English in China and Switzerland. She enjoys hiking, crossfit, and reading. Lisa is married and has two children.

IMPROVING DESCRIPTIVE WRITING

Learn about expanding word choice with a Word Family Word of the Week bell ringer while incorporating sentence types. In addition, practice Kevin Clark’s descriptive writing by using so-so, good, better, and best sentences with various parts of speech from a grammar wall. Come ready to practice what you learn.

Ms. Nele Noe (NAT GEO LEARNING)

As a qualified teacher trainer and curriculum development specialist, I have been involved in a variety of projects globally on behalf of both government and private sector organisations. My three principal areas of specialism are:
• Teacher Training: I have prepared and delivered programmes at school and tertiary level, focusing variously on methodologies, coaching and mentoring and leadership.
• Programme, Curriculum and Materials Development: In these areas, my work has ranged from early year’s phonics programmes, through creating materials supporting school curricula for primary and secondary, to immersion courses in English.
• Educational Consultancy Projects: These have included school start-ups, selective recruitment, performance management and accreditation of programmes on behalf of schools, educational publishers and the British Council.

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE REAL WORLD

While we claim to focus on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in English language classrooms around the world, teachers spend lots of time preparing students for exams focusing on successfully achieving the next CEFR level. While many English language learners do well on international exams, they lack oral communication fluency. In my role as a teacher and teacher trainer, I have observed lots of classes globally and the same pattern appears everywhere. Classrooms fail to provide enough real world communication opportunities and therefore do not prepare learners for English language communication. In this seminar, we will look in detail at a variety of tasks that provide learners with plenty of real communication opportunites and incorporate those 21st Century Skills essential in today’s world.

Mr. Juan Carlos Sánchez (ICPNA)

Educator, Coach and Teacher Trainer. ICPNA Academic Coach with more than 10 years working as an English Teacher. Bachelor in Art by UNMSM, with studies in a Master degree in EFL Teaching at Universidad de Piura, currently pursuing an International Diploma in Human Resources Management by ESAN and a Diploma in Education Management by Universidad del Pacífico. His interests include languages and literature, sports and his pets.

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING: A TOOL TO MAXIMIZE STUDENTS PRODUCTION

As professionals in Education we understand the valuable difference existing between studying and learning. A collaborative approach can help students build not only better language samples but also more confident interactions among students, while developing both, social skills and study habits.

Ms. Sandra Arellano Rivas (PEARSON)

Sandra holds International Certifications from Cambridge University and the University of Michigan. She has a Degree in Translation and Interpretation from Ricardo Palma University and a Certificate by the Asociación Cultural Peruano Británica in Methodology (ELT). She has also followed educational courses and trainings at Ricardo Palma University and Instituto Cervantes in the field of Teaching Spanish to foreigners. She has completed studies in German, French and Chinese at Goethe-Institut, Alliance Francaise and Confucio Institute and she has been working as an English and Spanish teacher for Idiomas Católica (language school at PUCP) for the past 9 years.

GLOBAL SCALE OF ENGLISH: AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO SUPPORT MORE LEARNERS

For many of us the word “assessment” evokes anxiety, but, in good hands, assessment can be a valuable tool to inform students, teachers and institutions about how much progress they are making. This workshop looks at recent research carried out by Pearson with teachers from over 50 countries around the world to develop the Global Scale of English (GSE) Learning Objectives. These describe exactly what it means to be at a level of proficiency in English in terms of what a learner can do. They are an open access resource for teachers and learners worldwide to use to help create their own courses and syllabuses and plan their own personal path to English proficiency.

Ms. Rocío Oré (UPC)

Rocío has been a teacher of English for almost 13 years. She studied at UNMSM and PUCP, and holds a degree in Education. She got a Laureate Certificate in Higher Education, Teaching and Learning with Working Adults, Teaching in an Online, Hybrid and Blended Learning Modality. Now, she is one of the teachers in the English Department at UPC who holds the Certificate of English Teaching as a Global Language, issued by Laureate International Universities.
She had worked for ELEPUC (PUCP) – Escuela de Lenguas Extranjeras (PUCP) and College of the Holy Cross (Masachussets, USA). Since 2012, she has been working at UPC (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas) as an English Teacher in the School of Translation and Interpreting. Rocio also teaches English for working adults in the Fully Online modality, and is the Coordinator of the New Technologies course for undergraduate students.

I’M X, YOU’RE Y: TIME TO RETHINK OUR TEACHING-LEARNING ROLES?

Flexibility, motivation, learning new skills and changing direction quickly are some of the characteristics we foster and deal with in our teaching practice. What happens when social networks and technology evolve more and more and challenge our teaching world surrounded by millenials? We will share some of the situations we might experience in this process of understanding one another, acknowledge our differences and find out ways to respect autonomous learning merging both worlds: X’s and Y’s in an e-world.

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.

INTEGRATING RELIGION AND LEARNING IN THE ESL GRAMMAR CLASS

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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