6th ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS
“MOVING FORWARD: INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING!»
*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!
Ms. Rachel Martin
(RELO ANDES – US EMBASSY)
After teaching for five years in a bilingual French/English school, Rachel spent the 2018-19 school year in Dakar, Senegal, on a Fulbright grant. As both a language teacher and learner, Rachel believes that students learn best when they feel relaxed, the material is relevant, and they are actively making connections to their lives. She holds a Washington State ELL endorsement, a TESOL certificate, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She was part of the 2017 Klingenstein Summer Institute at Columbia University Teachers College and is active in various professional development communities. When she is not at work, Rachel can usually be found talking to people, reading, watching science fiction, or spending time with her dog.
NOT FOUR SKILLS, BUT SIX; VIEWING AND VISUALLY REPRESENTING AS LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Reading, writing, speaking, listening; these four skills form the basis of many English programs. As teachers, we often design activities which emphasize one or incorporate several together. Did you know there are two other language arts skills? Viewing and Visually Representing push us to greater task integration and train students to communicate more clearly in an image-saturated world. Bringing art, technology, and different mediums of communication into the classroom helps us reach more students and gives students confidence in their ability to express themselves. We will discuss these skills and find ways to build them into existing units
Ms. Angelina Telenta Scattolon
(UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON PUBLISHING PERU)
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 a 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.
INNOVATION AN IMPORTANT DEMAND TO EDUCATION. WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
The present century demands from education and from all those involved in this activity to accept that things change but the most important thing is to know how to deal with these changes. At this point is where innovation takes place. In the teaching field it implies doing new things in our teaching practice in order to satisfy the students’ necessities and the requirements of the society.
Ms. Inés Campos
She is an academic consultant for PEARSON based in Lima, Peru, where she is responsible of giving academic training to English teachers of different institutions.
Making a brief review of her academic and professional career, Ines has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education specialty in English. She holds a Master’s degree in Education Administration and in the last 12 years she ran the Language Center of Universidad César Vallejo in Lima Norte. Furthermore, she was the Cambridge English Manager at Universidad César Vallejo for 4 years (CEM) and she has been a Cambridge Speaking Examiner since 2013. She also worked as an English teacher for 15 years at the Language Center of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Ines was in Oxford, England in 2010 where she took the summer course at Exceter College for English teachers called “Oxford Teachers’ Academy”. Apart from that unforgettable experience she has also attended several international conferences such as TESOL-USA conventions in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Dallas, Baltimore and Seattle.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR EFFECTIVE AND FUN LEARNING
Teachers play a major role in getting students reach their learning goals. Not only do they have to make their classes interesting, but also rich in learning opportunities. In this workshop, educators will explore some classroom management techniques in order to avoid disruptions and to create an effective environment so that learners really enjoy learning English
Ms. Romina Palenzona Beltramone
(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING)
Originally from Cordoba, Argentina, Romina has over 18 years of experience in the world ELT. She has a Degree in English Language Teaching from UNRC (Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto) and TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) from Arizona State University. She has also studied a specialization in Digital Marketing in Universidad Austral, Argentina. She has taught English and Literature at both the primary and secondary levels at prestigious bilingual schools and she is an experienced Cambridge ESOL exam trainer. Romina is currently teaching English as a foreign language at Pacifico University Language Center, and academic consultant at National Geographic Learning. Her interests include motivation in learning, using technology in ESL/EFL and project based learning.
“ENHANCING SPEAKING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM”
Improving the speaking skills of our students may be difficult and it takes a lot of classroom practice, motivation, and skill. However, the added benefit is building confidence in students for speaking skills and strategies in a foreign/second language. This demands good preparation of proper material and implementation must be progressive and systematic which demands more of the teacher’s engagement. The purpose of this presentation is to provide teachers with some hands on activities to create a more interactive and communicative classroom when working with your students.
Mrs. Patricia Argumedo
English teacher for more than 20 years, coordinator at many different important institutions, experience as Tic’s specialist, holding a degree as an English Language Teacher from Federico Villarreal university. After all those years of experience she is part of Nutesa’s academic staff.
“TEACHING VOCABULARY… A FUNNY CHALLENGE”
It’s not difficult that students can learn words through listening, speaking, reading and writing, giving students many chances to understand and use words, will change the way they look at them and open their understanding breaking up the monotony of traditional vocabulary teaching methods.
Ms. Katia Adrianzén
She 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
INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO MAKE TEACHING MORE EFFECTIVE!
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 show you innovative ideas to make learning more effective, enjoyable and meaningful for them. Join us and discover how!
Ms. Ellen Berry
(RELO ANDES – US EMBASSY)
She has over twenty five years of experience working with language learners. Her experience includes teaching English as a Second Language, Sheltered Content classes, Students with Limited and Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), International Baccalaureate (IB) English and Adult Education. She has worked as an instructor, Department Head, Instructional Coach, and Program Director. This work has taken place in Massachusetts public schools, Venezuela, and Harvard University’s Institute for English Language. For post secondary schooling, she attended Babson College in Wellesley MA as an undergraduate earning a BS degree in Business Administration. In 1995, she earned a Masters Degree in TESOL from Salem State University in Salem, MA.
TASKS FOR BETTER TALK
This workshop will give participants an introduction to task-based learning and they will participate in a hands-on activity, create a final product, and receive language feedback. The activity presented can be adapted for beginning English learners to advanced learners. Participants will come away with ideas for task-based lessons to use in their classroom, strategies for structuring the lessons, and an understanding of the roles of the students and the teacher. This is a fun, practical way to get your students engaged, thinking, and using English.
Ms. Sharon Cayetano
(SAN VICENTE DE PAUL)
Ms. 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), Leadership and Management at UPC. 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 15 years. At present, she is the English Coordinator at San Vicente de Paul School and an English teacher at ICPNA
THE MONSTER TEACHER
Enhancing active learning is an important objective in contemporary education. For having new developments and for making changes to better in language teaching and learning, there is always a need to explore, investigate and to experiment some things. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the characteristics of successful English teachers (monster teachers) and describe engaging projects or activities to liven up the language classroom and engage students in learning.