Saturday, December 25, 2010

[ELTeCS_PERU] Call for Participants - IT and English Language Teaching

Dear ELT Colleagues,

The Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy is interested in supporting innovations in the application of Information Technology to the field of English Language Teaching, with an emphasis on developing tools for teacher education. The Office’s goals include:

· Building a social networking site that serves current and future English language teachers in Peru

· Organizing training sessions that allow teachers to explore the use of Web 2.0 tools to enhance language learning

· Exposing teachers to authentic materials that are available on the Web; ensuring teachers have the know-how to adapt the materials for use in the classroom

In order to support these goals, the Regional English Language Office will provide scholarships to participate in one of two 3-week online courses offered by Professor Michael Krauss of Lewis and Clark College in the U.S. The courses are:

1. “Integrating the Internet into the Classroom” -

2. “Exploring Web 2.0: Tools for Classroom Teaching and Professional Development” -

Requirements of the courses include:

· Keyboarding skills (minimum 30 wpm)

· At least an upper-intermediate level in English

· Familiarity with Internet (email, search, Web 2.0 tools)

· Access to Internet, minimum 1 hour/day for three weeks

· Ability to dedicate approximately 2 hours/day, 5 days/week for three weeks

· Commitment to carry out follow-on teacher training for ELT colleagues

If you are interested in either of these courses, please send an email to by Friday, January 14th, stating:

1. Name, position, institution, contact information

2. Course in which you are interested

3. Reason for your interest (maximum of 250 words)


David Fay

Regional English Language Officer

U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru

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